This publication summarizes key aspects of IFC's updated Sustainability Framework (2012), and highlights environmental and social issues of current and emerging importance for business, including climate change, business and human rights, supply chain management, gender issues, stakeholder engagement, Indigenous Peoples, and biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Publish Date: 12/21/12
The 2012 Review of IFC's Advisory Services in Sustainable Business highlights the results of IFC's work to promote good corporate governance and strategic community investments; advance women entrepreneurs, small scale farms and firms; and engage the private sector in climate change solutions.
Publish Date: 11/19/12
Media guide aims at helping business journalists report on corporate governance and raise public awareness of the impact it has on businesses, shareholders, and the broader community of stakeholders.
Publish Date: 10/26/12
En los últimos años, las buenas prácticas de gobierno corporativo han sido un tema de gran interés para varias compañías y organizaciones del mundo entero, y América Latina no ha sido la excepción.
Publish Date: 10/1/12
As part of IFC's response to the financial crisis of 2008, IFC launched a risk governance program intended to enhance the capability of boards of directors in emerging markets for improved risk management oversight. This publication is a compendium of teaching materials prepared for these workshops conducted in 20 developing countries during 2010–2012.
Publish Date: 8/3/12
This study examines the role export processing zones (EPZs) can play in Bangladesh to to promote women’s economic participation as a way to boost trade-zone competitiveness and generate sustainable jobs.
Publish Date: 7/16/12
This global report examines the opportunity for special economic zones to promote women’s economic empowerment and boost zone and enterprise competitiveness in developing countries. The research covers Bangladesh, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, Jordan, Kenya, and the Philippines.
Municipal solid waste (MSW) management system is one of the key components of a country’s overall environmental and resource efficiency framework. Inefficient MSW treatment in Russia today is causing negative environmental impact, and results in suboptimal use of raw materials and energy.
Publish Date: 6/28/12
IFC invited 15 extraordinary business leaders in environmental and social sustainability to identify challenges in the "green" growth path. They share what they do to address them as well as what they think governments and regulators should do.
This is the first study to explore the reasons why banks in emerging markets are increasingly providing non-financial services to their SME clients and consists of an overview followed by case studies of three banks.
Publish Date: 6/1/12
Climate change is one of the biggest issues in development today. While public policy is key, the private sector must also play a leading role. IFC can help business not just meet the challenge but build opportunity by widening and deepening access to technologies and helping support good governance, policy reform, and innovation.
Publish Date: 6/1/12
This report provides an overview of the off-grid lighting market in seven nations across southern Asia – India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines.
Publish Date: 5/24/12
El Día de Iberoamérica (DIA) tuvo lugar el 30 de mayo de 2011, durante la Conferencia IAIA '11 en Puebla, México. El DIA contó con la presencia de alrededor de doscientos participantes de más de once países latinoamericanos, así como también de participantes y presentadores de España y Portugal.
Publish Date: 5/1/12
The Azerbaijan Corporate Governance Project worked to improve corporate governance practices in Azerbaijani companies and commercial banks, and to strengthen the relevant regulatory framework for corporate governance. The project is an excellent example of the strength in leveraging global-local partnerships, and of a collaborative use of different advisory services products.
Publish Date: 5/1/12
This Policy Brief is based upon a meeting of banks and regulators from Southeast Europe (SEE) and international experts who met to draw lessons from the financial crisis, discuss international best practice in bank governance, and develop recommendations and action plans for the different countries in the SEE.
Publish Date: 4/19/12
Using data from IFC's Development Outcome Tracking System, the study shows a strong job growth for companies financed through IFC-supported private equity funds. While most jobs are created by larger companies, the study shows that job growth rates are higher for smaller companies.
Publish Date: 4/1/12