Baku 2015 Sustainability Activities


ADB and Azerbaijan are partnering to make the 48th Annual Meeting, to be held from 2 to 5 May in Baku, a sustainable event. Following ADB’s guiding principles on sustainable events, ADB and Azerbaijan are enhancing the positive impact of the meeting on the environment, the economy and society through a series of inititiatives. These include:

Environment (Greening the meeting)

  • Reducing paper consumption and waste
  • Recycling waste at the venue and hotels

Economy (Investing Locally)

  • Hiring local companies where possible
  • Using local produce at all events
  • Showcasing business and investment opportunities in Azerbaijan
  • Promoting Azeri handicrafts and goods

Socially (Engaging Stakeholders)

  • Working with suppliers on social responsibility
  • Meeting the needs of vulnerable groups
  • Highlighting local history and culture to all participants
  • Presenting ADB to the local community