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Sustainability at IFC

Sustainability at IFC 

IFC Sustainability Exchange

May 21-22, 2014


IFC's 8th Annual Sustainability Exchange: Transformation through Collaboration hosted more than 300 global practitioners from companies, think tanks, NGOs, donor agencies, and academia to jointly explore economic, environmental and social challenges and opportunities, while adapting the latest sustainability trends to their operational reality.



Our keynote speakers were Jane Nelson, Director of the Harvard Kennedy School's Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Larry Susskind, Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Alan Davies, Chief Executive, Diamonds and Minerals, Rio Tinto and Simon Thompson, Chairman, Tullow Oil. Other speakers were from Conservation International, FSG, Nestlé, Newmont, Shell, Sodexo, Wharton Business School, World Wide Fund for Nature and many more cutting edge organizations.



The two-day Exchange explored topics such as:



  • Fiscal and non-fiscal aspects of benefit sharing
  • Sustainability trends across infrastructure and the natural resource sectors
  • Research and practices for successful collaboration and shared value
  • Food, water, energy and mining - competition and cooperation
  • Internal alignment across the operation: roles and responsibilities from the board room to the front lines
  • Transformational opportunities through investments and collaboration in post-conflict environments
  • Community driven processes and market driven livelihoods


Due to limited space, this event was by invitation only. For inquiries, email commdev@ifc.org

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