ESG & Infrastructure Initiative


Our vision is the transformation of infrastructure development where sustainable infrastructure is the norm, promoting environmental leadership, social well-being, and strong governance. Through innovation, collaboration, and a relentless commitment to sustainability, we strive to create a resilient and inclusive infrastructure landscape that meets the needs of present and future generations, while safeguarding the planet and fostering prosperous communities.


Develop guidelines and promote best practices that can be adopted to seamlessly integrate ESG practices into every infrastructure project that minimize environmental impact, foster social inclusivity, and uphold high governance standards.

About Us

The Institute of Corporate Responsibility manages the ESG & Infrastructure Initiative. The ICR Director, Prof. John Forrer can be reached at [email protected]. The Institute of Corporate Responsibility can be reached at [email protected].

Steering Committee

The activities of the ESG & Infrastructure Initiative are guided by its Steering Committee members. Current Steering Committee members include:

Jeremy Ebie
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Phoenix Infrastructure Group

Aaron Cope, Jr.
Director, Investor Relations, Finance & ESG, Edison Electric Institute

Bill Eger
Chief Climate Policy and Coordination Officer for Arlington County, Office of Climate Coordination and Policy

Christopher Coes
Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Transportation, US Department of Transportation

Dhaya Ranganathan
Senior Corporate Banker, Amalgamated Bank (Washington, D.C.)

Jennifer Hara
Vice President, Infrastructure & Energy JLL

Kemi-Christina Abdul
Managing Director, BlueHaven

Lisa Buglione
Executive Director, AIAI

Seth Miller Gabriel
Director, Infrastructure & Public-Private Partnerships


Our podcast features some of the top ESG and infrastructure voice addressing the issues they find most pressing. These 20-minute interviews give light to an array of topics. Five episodes are currently available, and more episodes are coming soon!

Current Projects

Review of ESG Standards and Infrastructure

Applying ESG standards to infrastructure projects is an old and new story. If looked at narrowly, the old story is infrastructure projects involve extensive environmental impact studies and adopt minority sub-contract policies. But ESG look sat the effects of infrastructure through a much wider lens—that is the new story. We are reviewing scholarly and informal research on ESG standards that are being proposed and adopted.

WrapAround Investments and Infrastructure Case Studies

The WrapAround Infrastructure approach brings together institutional investors and impact investors to finance infrastructure projects with an emphasis on expanding the positive social and environmental effects on local communities. We have an on-going research program that develops case studies infrastructure projects that are designed using the Wraparound approach.

Case studies to date include:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Urban Campus Revitalization
  • Employment Training Centers
  • Smart Cities

Case studies in progress include:

  • High Speed Rail
  • Urban revitalization (Transit hub)


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Contact Us

For all questions and comments, please contact us at [email protected].