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Sustainability at IFC

Sustainability at IFC 
SUSTAIN magazine presents cutting-edge business solutions for achieving stronger performance while addressing sustainability challenges. View our latest issue focusing on extractive industries.
To provide comments on the draft revised Wind Energy or Plantation Crop Production EHS Guidelines, please visit
The World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) organized a workshop from January 19-20 in Myanmar to discuss sustainable hydropower and regional cooperation.
This Note contributes to IFC's commitment to supporting clients in a responsible, forward-looking approach to traditional livestock production and aquaculture and to help producers access and maintain entry to high quality and value market segments.
IFC has contributed to the development of the Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) Guidance, led by the Cement Sustainability Initiative. The BMP Guidance provides advice for companies on implementing biodiversity management of quarries.

Sustainability at IFC


In a time of climate change, resource scarcities, and rising social pressures, businesses face a growing need for a stronger approach to environmental, social, and governance issues.


IFC believes that doing business sustainably drives positive development outcomes. Through our Sustainability Framework, our Corporate Governance Development Framework, and our advice to clients, we help to find opportunities for growth and innovation. We help them adopt sound environmental, social, and corporate governance practices and manage risks. In doing so, we broaden our development impact and encourage transparency and accountability.


This work is an integral part of IFC’s approach to risk management, and it underscores our strategic commitment to sustainable development. Our standards enable us to manage risk across a broad range of industry sectors.  They help our clients anticipate emerging challenges to sustainability. And they provide a global platform for IFC to share knowledge and build partnerships for sustainability.


Page last updated: April 2015



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