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Indonesian garment workers leaving the factory
Publish Date: 8/24/17

IFC's Engagement in the Apparel and Textile Sectors in Emerging Markets

IFC works with apparel businesses and brands to increase their competitiveness while promoting their performance on sustainability standards. This brochure provides an introduction to IFC's initiatives in the sector, including partnerships, such as the IFC-ILO Better Work partnership; resource efficiency; gender programs; and financial innovations, such as Global Trade Supplier Finance (GTSF).

Publish Date: 8/1/17

Increasing the Use of Alternative Fuels at Cement Plants: International Best Practice

This report, and an accompanying report on thermal and electric energy efficiency, provide a summary of international best practice experience in the cement sector and focus on specific technical measures that could be implemented by cement plants to reduce their operating costs and improve their carbon footprints. The reports provide a plethora of practical information from implemented projects and include detailed technical descriptions, estimates of capital and operating costs, as well as case studies and references from locations where the measures have been implemented. A combination of general and in-depth information will make these reports a helpful read to both management and technical and operating personnel of cement plants as well as to a larger range of stakeholders.

Publish Date: 4/19/17

Bakhresa Grain Milling Malawi (BGM)

Bakhresa Grain Milling (BGM) Malawi is the market leader in flour milling in Malawi. The company has positioned itself as the market leader in wheat milling in Malawi, achieving 33.6% revenue growth and $9.5 million in EBITDA in calendar year 2011. Bakhresa was recognized for its business model as a winner of the G20 Leaders Summit in 2012.

Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) Implementation Handbook - METAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING
Publish Date: 3/31/15

Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) Implementation Handbook - METAL PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING

The ESMS Implementation Handbook is for firms who wish to implement a management system in line with the requirements of IFC Performance Standard 1. The Handbook and companion publications – ESMS Toolkit and ESMS Self-Assessment and Improvement Guide – are designed to help companies assess and improve their ESMS.

Environmental and Social Management System Toolkit and Case Studies - Textiles & Apparel
Publish Date: 6/30/14

Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) Implementation Handbook – TEXTILES & APPAREL

The ESMS Implementation Handbook is for firms who wish to implement a management system in line with the requirements of IFC Performance Standard 1. The Handbook and companion publications – ESMS Toolkit and ESMS Self-Assessment and Improvement Guide – are designed to help companies assess and improve their ESMS.

Publish Date: 5/1/14

Jain Irrigation

Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. (JISL) is the largest manufacturer of efficient irrigation systems worldwide and a leading processor of fruits and vegetables. Jain’s micro-irrigation systems (MIS) are more water and energy efficient than flood irrigation and increases quality and quantity of produce that farmers are able to grow. The company ensures its systems are affordable through relationships with banks, who provide credit and channel government subsidies. Through its model, farmers using MIS have increased yields by 60%-130% and raised their gross incomes by $500-$6,000 per year.

Publish Date: 4/9/14

Material Efficiency: Keep Track and Stay in the Black

This case study is based on three existing IFC clients: Carnex - a meat processor in Serbia, Sarten - a metal can and packaging producer in Turkey, and Alutech - an aluminum goods producer in Belarus. The four pager focuses on application of Material Flow Cost Accounting (MFCA) using ISO 14051 guide. IFC assessed three factories, IFC clients in Europe and Central Asia, to identify the cost of waste in their operations. IFC discovered that the manufacturers where vastly underestimating their waste costs.

Publish Date: 12/30/13

Cellulose-from-straw production opportunities in Ukraine

This report estimates that only 30 percent of the domestic demand for paper and cardboard is satisfied by production in Ukraine. As a result, Ukraine must import about one million tons of paper (newsprint, offset, and coated). The main barrier to boosting domestic production and expanding the product line is a lack of feed stock available needed for the manufacturing process. Straw, now widely used in paper manufacturing globally, is under used in Ukraine.

Publish Date: 12/11/13

Telling Our Story: Jobs

Publish Date: 12/6/13

Handshake Climate Change

Publish Date: 6/18/13

Bolstering Women’s Economic Empowerment in Latin America

IFC works with Belcorp, a Peruvian door-to-door sales cosmetics company, to expand its business model focusing on women entrepreneurs. The company provides opportunities for self-employment and additional income to over one million women in 16 Latin American countries and generates $1.9 billion in revenues annually.

 

Region: Latin America & the Caribbean / Strategic Priority: SMEs / Key Topic: Gender

Publish Date: 6/18/13

Improving Competitiveness and Reducing Pollution through Resource Efficiency in Russia

IFC is working with Russia’s industrial sector to increase investments in resource efficiency technologies that reduce both costs and pollution. So far, IFC has worked with 58 entities, including companies such as UAZ-Metallurgia and Kuibyshev Azot, and has facilitated $312 million in resource efficiency investments, allowing companies to mitigate environmental damage, increase profits, become more competitive, and attract more capital.

 

Region: Europe & Central Asia / Strategic Priority: Manufacturing / Key Topic: Climate Change

Publish Date: 2/28/13

Existing and Potential Technologies for Carbon Emissions Reductions in the Indian Cement Industry

The publication includes a set of technical papers developed under the Low Carbon Technology Roadmap for Indian Cement Industry project, which is implemented with support from IFC. The content of the report falls under five categories : co-processing of alternative fuels and raw materials, improved thermal and electrical efficiency, clinker substitution, waste heat recovery and newer technologies such as nanotechnology.

Publish Date: 6/1/12

What IFC does in Chemicals: Working with Russia’s top chemical and fertilizer producers

IFC chemicals and fertilizers clients include a diverse range of local companies as well as multinationals and cover a wide range of needs. For instance, we have been working closely with Kuybyhev Azot (KuAz), one of Russia's top chemical and fertilizer producers, to offer integrated investment and advisory services.

 

Region: Europe & Central Asia / Strategic Priority: Manufacturing / Key Topic: Climate Change

Publish Date: 6/1/12

IFC Helps a Bosnian Wind Turbine Producer Attract Capital

IFC worked with Turbina IPD, a Bosnian wind-turbine manufacturer, to improve company's corporate governance practices and facilitate access to capital. More specifically, IFC helped with corporate restructuring by developing bylaws, a corporate governance code, a web-page for investors, and an initial-public-offering prospectus. REGION: Europe & Central Asia / STRATEGIC PRIORITIES: Power, Manufacturing / KEY TOPICS: Climate Change, Fragile States

From Gap to Opportunity: Business Models for Scaling Up Energy Access
Publish Date: 5/24/12

From Gap to Opportunity: Business Models for Scaling Up Energy Access

This report breaks new ground by estimating that there is a $37 billion market opportunity for improved energy services at the base of the pyramid.

Sustainability Case Study: Newpack (Madagascar)
Publish Date: 9/1/11

Sustainability Case Study: Newpack (Madagascar)

This case study showcases I&P, an IFC Private Equity client, and one of its investee company, Newpack, a corrugated cardboard packaging SME in Madagascar. Through resource efficiency and the recycling and sales of paper waste, Newpack has garnered new clients and increased financial returns.

Publish Date: 5/1/11

Sustainability Case Study: Cogitel (Tunisia)

This case study showcases TunInvest, an IFC client, and its investee company, Cogitel, a Tunisian company that provides flexible packaging solutions for the food and beverage industry. Via efforts such as reduced energy consumption and waste generation, Cogitel has demonstrated financial returns and increased efficiency.

Publish Date: 4/1/11

Climate Risk and Business: Manufacturing (Pulp and Paper)

This study assesses climate-related risks for Bulleh Shah Paper Mills (BSPM) in Kasur, Pakistan.

Publish Date: 3/1/11

The Water Footprint Assessment Manual - Setting the Global Standard

The manual presents a scientifically rigorous method to help companies understand their dependency and impact on global water resources, and offers guidance on response strategies that conserve water for industry, communities, and nature.

Market Movers: Lessons from a Frontier of Innovation
Publish Date: 12/1/07

Market Movers: Lessons from a Frontier of Innovation

Market Movers tells the stories of a number of firms in emerging economies that have managed to find business value in strategies based on sustainability.

General Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines
Publish Date: 4/1/07

General Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines

The General Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are designed to be used together with the relevant Industry Sector EHS Guidelines which provide guidance to users on EHS issues in specific industry sectors.

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