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Addressing global issues

Designing cities to be more efficient and sustainable, moving beyond aid to support Africa’s development, and helping hydropower become a reliable and renewable source of energy are among the global issues for which Bechtel’s expertise and experience provide practical ideas and paths forward.
Together with CSIS, we started a new thought leadership series focused on how the private sector is building capacities and using technological or process innovations to promote sustainable outcomes. CSIS and Bechtel kicked off the series by highlighting the Gabon National Infrastructure Plan, a unique public-private partnership between the government of Gabon and Bechtel. We shared our experience of modernizing the planning and execution capabilities of l’Agence Nationale des Grands Travaux.

Supporting the U.S. Council for International Business (USCIB)

When the USCIB, an association of 300 multinational companies and private-sector organizations, looked to its members for thought leadership to support the United Nations post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals we volunteered to help. Bechtel assisted with outlining a set of recommendations that addresses several global trends impacting the future of infrastructure in the developed and developing world, including resource constraints and climate resilience.


Related Information

Designing resilient infrastructure

Global megatrends are changing the way we design, construct, and operate structures and systems. Learn more about Bechtel's research and initiatives to address global megatrends through sustainable engineering.

Infrastructure’s role in achieving the post-2015 United Nations SDGs

This paper is a contribution to the thematic development of infrastructure under consideration in the post-2015 United Nations sustainable development goals deliberations.

USCIB forum highlights business commitment to UN development agenda

Bechtel speaks at the USCIB Conference about the role of infrastructure in helping achieve the UN's post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).