Introduction to the Center: 
The Center for Sustainability at IIDS is committed to advancing the agenda of Structural Reform 2.0 by promoting a Green Economy and Green Growth through innovative approaches. At IIDS, we recognize that sustainability transcends sector boundaries. Our center is dedicated to infusing a climate-conscious perspective into all facets of an organization's work. We meticulously scrutinize and challenge the sustainability aspects of every project to ensure they align with our mission.


  • Promote Cross-Sector Sustainability: The center emphasizes its importance in diverse fields such as business, financial institutions, the environment, and social development. 
  • Enhance Climate Awareness: The center ensures that climate considerations are integrated into decision-making processes. 
  • Educate and Advocate: The center is committed to educating stakeholders and advocating for sustainable practices. 
  • Foster Collaboration: The center facilitates collaboration among organizations, institutions, and individuals to collectively address sustainability challenges, share best practices, and work toward a more sustainable future. 
  • Contribute to Policymaking: To actively support and enhance national climate-related policymaking fostering long-term positive impacts.  

Ongoing Projects: 

  • Carbon Footprint: Mapping Sustainability Metrics for Organizations 
    This project aims to calculate the organizational carbon footprint and suggest ways to offset it. It further offers a framework for other institutions to calculate and map out their carbon footprint. 
  • Drivers of Agricultural Growth in Nepal, 2010/11–2021/22 
    The center is working on analyzing the impact of climate factors on agricultural growth in Nepal over the last decade.  

Upcoming Projects: 

  • Climate Finance Workshop 
    The workshop aims to bolster the competency of Nepal's banking sector in formulating and implementing climate risk management strategies. 
  • Carbon Trade 
    This project aims to demonstrate how Nepal can benefit from carbon trade and how IIDS will assist policymakers to contribute effectively at the national policymaking level. 

Stay tuned for updates on our progress towards sustainability. 

Join us in shaping a greener and more prosperous future!