As a key source of innovative finance for private sector led development, IFC provides thought leadership and valuable information on public and private trends shaping markets and development policy.
As a focal point for tracking climate change policy developments and their relevance to IFC, the Climate Business Group is also often called upon to participate on behalf of the Corporation in international governmental and business events and initiatives addressing climate change and the broader global environmental agenda. This includes preparation of reports at governmental request such as for meetings of the G-20; presentations at meetings of organizations such as the OECD, IEA, UNEP-FI and WBCSD; and attendance as official participant or observer at meetings such as the UNFCCC and Rio+20. This role stems from and further contributes to IFC’s identity as a key source of innovative finance for private sector led development and in turn provides thought leadership and valuable information on public and private trends shaping markets and development policy.
IFC is uniquely positioned as the world’s largest private-sector focused development bank to scale up innovative financial products and frameworks that spur low-emission innovation and generate significant environmental, social and economic benefits for all.
IFC's goal at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) is to show how private investment and development is key to achieving meaningful progress in putting the global economy on a more sustainable growth path. We will do this by focusing on innovative financial approaches and highlighting concrete results and impact in key areas linked to the overarching themes of Rio+20.