Lender’s Guide for Considering Climate Risk in Infrastructure Investments

This short Guide provides an introduction to weather- and climate-related risks and opportunities for loan and credit officers assessing potential lending for infrastructure. The goals are to enhance understanding of these risks so as to structure lending that maximizes performance and minimizes risks. This Guide is complemented by “snapshots” of ten infrastructure sub-sectors: airports, marine ports, gas and oil transport and storage, power transmission and distribution, wind-based power generation, data centers, telecommunications, commercial real estate, healthcare, and sports and entertainment. These snapshots illustrate how loan and credit officers might think about weather- and climate related risks and opportunities when appraising new projects or corporate loans to companies in these sectors, when evaluating equity investments in infrastructure, or when managing
infrastructure portfolios.