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We support the development of profitable and environmentally sound projects, business models, and sector wide engagements to change market behavior and support more environmentally sustainable, low carbon economic growth.

Resource Efficiency


IFC works with private and public stakeholders to provide information and knowledge on best practices, customize solutions to individual clients on cleaner production methods and technologies, and build awareness on opportunities available in improved efficiency.


IFC's activities include:


  • Scoping and implementing assessments of energy, water and material efficiency at the firm level;
  • Developing and undertaking sector benchmarking of resource efficiency indicators for certain energy intensive sectors to overcome knowledge gaps;
  • Collaborating with financial institutions, industry groups, and other market aggregators to scale up investment in cleaner production technologies and methods;
  • Promoting resource efficient best practices and standards such as green buildings standards; and
  • Analyzing and supporting policy and regulatory needs on energy/water efficiency and waste prevention/recycling.


For more information on IFC's advising work in Resource Efficiency, please visit out Sustainable Advisory pages. 


Learn how an innovative financing program is preventing twice the annual emissions of Mongolia - visit China Energy Efficiency (CHUEE) website


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