IFC and UN's ITC partner to help companies and banks integrate environmental and social standards systems in risk management and investment. IFC Performance Standards are now on ITC's Standards Map—a first for a development finance institution.
A new report from IFC and the World Bank finds that Corporate Governance Indices can raise a country's overall corporate governance standards and can offer companies possible financial and investment benefits from corporate governance improvements.
IFC and the World Bank signed a new $5 million agreement with the Government of Switzerland, to help develop public and private tools and methodologies that can change how governments and businesses account for, manage, and invest in nature.
Growing public awareness of environmental, social, and corporate governance issues is driving changes in the products consumers buy, how companies do business, and how investment decisions are made.
IFC's world-class environmental, social, and and corporate governance expertise helps private-sector clients succeed in this changing global environment by realizing their financial potential with a strong eye to environmental, social, and governance issues such as climate change, access to water, disclosure and transparency, and the impact business operations may have on local communities.
Our expertise includes:
Risk Management: Helping companies identify, reduce, and manage environmental, social, and corporate governance risks associated with their services, products, and business operations.
Advisory Services in Sustainable Business: Working with companies to adopt environmental, social and governance practices and technologies that create a competitive edge. We seek the broad adoption of these practices to transform markets and improve people's lives.