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PIDG Pulse showcases the impactful work of the Private Infrastructure Development Group. For 20 years the company has funded innovative infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia, to lift the world’s most fragile countries out of poverty. Through economic growth and with a particular emphasis on creating safer and more sustainable communities, PIDG has changed the lives of more than 200 million people. Find out more at www.pidg.org
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PIDG Pulse showcases the impactful work of the Private Infrastructure Development Group. For 20 years the company has funded innovative infrastructure projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia, to lift the world’s most fragile countries out of poverty. Through economic growth and with a particular emphasis on creating safer and more sustainable communities, PIDG has changed the lives of more than 200 million people. Find out more at www.pidg.org
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    #4 Health, Safety, Environmental and Social

    #4 Health, Safety, Environmental and Social

    To deliver meaningful change and improve the lives of people in fragile communities, we must protect those lives as well. One loss of life is unacceptable. This World Day for Safety and Health at Work, we explain why an effective HSES framework is an essential part of delivering large-scale infrastructure projects. With the advent of the global covid-19 pandemic, the world is waking up to the importance of HSES now more than ever, and PIDG is continuously enhancing its protocols to keep pace. In this episode we explore PIDG’s 5 HSES policies, learn about the company’s strategic priorities, and find out how it plans to meet global sustainable development goals. On the show are Cameron Bain, Colin Liu, Brenda Omuombo and Ridouan Lerhrissi.
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    #3 Gender Lens Investing

    #3 Gender Lens Investing

    Gender-blind infrastructure projects lead to massive failings across the board, creating problems that last for decades. Ignoring the needs and expertise of women not only puts them at risk, it also puts a strain on business performance. That’s where gender lens investing comes in. The practise is gaining momentum across the globe and showcases the strong business case for gender equality, celebrating the power of female leadership, whilst highlighting issues that affect women and girls around the world, like gender-based violence and harassment. In this episode find out how gender equity is vital in addressing both the climate crisis and global post-covid recovery, and learn about the PIDG Gender Equity Action Plan and HSES Safeguarding Rules. On the show are Celia Carbajosa, development impact analyst at PIDG, and Emily Wood, head of social performance and safeguarding at PIDG.
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    #2 Climate Action

    #2 Climate Action

    Infrastructure projects have a long life cycle, so the choices we make today directly impact our future. So as the whole world strives to hit net zero emissions by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement, it’s vital that the long-term implications of infrastructure investments are addressed. In this episode we learn about the five dimensions that inform the PIDG approach to climate action, we explore issues of transport, gender and population growth, and we find out how PIDG is demonstrating its commitment to a greener future. On the show are Marco Serena, head of development impact at PIDG, and Emma-Lyn Horvath, senior HSES adviser at PIDG and GuarantCo.
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    #1 Introduction to PIDG

    #1 Introduction to PIDG

    Through affordable and sustainable infrastructure projects, the Private Infrastructure Development Group has opened up vast opportunities for economic growth in some of the world’s poorest countries, changing the lives of millions. Leading the way in conscious investment, PIDG works to serve the communities of Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. Over the course of this podcast series we’ll be examining its groundbreaking work in areas including gender diversity, health and safety, and renewable energy. In this episode we meet the CEO of PIDG, Philippe Valahu, who gives us an introduction to the company, exploring the scale of the issues it’s trying to address, and the positive impact it’s had over the last 20 years.
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