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Publish Date: 8/24/17
IFC works with apparel businesses and brands to increase their competitiveness while promoting their performance on sustainability standards. This brochure provides an introduction to IFC's initiatives in the sector, including partnerships, such as the IFC-ILO Better Work partnership; resource efficiency; gender programs; and financial innovations, such as Global Trade Supplier Finance (GTSF).
Publish Date: 8/1/17
This report, and an accompanying report on thermal and electric energy efficiency, provide a summary of international best practice experience in the cement sector and focus on specific technical measures that could be implemented by cement plants to reduce their operating costs and improve their carbon footprints. The reports provide a plethora of practical information from implemented projects and include detailed technical descriptions, estimates of capital and operating costs, as well as case studies and references from locations where the measures have been implemented. A combination of general and in-depth information will make these reports a helpful read to both management and technical and operating personnel of cement plants as well as to a larger range of stakeholders.
Publish Date: 7/31/17
The Life and Fire Safety Good Practice Note on Hospitals is a guideline for investment projects in both new and existing occupancies.
Publish Date: 7/31/17
The Life and Fire Safety Good Practice Note on Hotels is a guideline for investment projects in both new and existing occupancies.
Publish Date: 6/27/17
This report serves as a practical tool for developers and investors who are interested in biomass-to-energy projects and wish to assess the technical and financial feasibility of different options for their businesses and industries. It covers modern biomass-to-energy technologies where biomass derives from the agricultural, food and beverage, and wood processing sectors. It can help with the adoption of best practices in the development, construction, operation, and financing of projects in this area.
Publish Date: 6/13/17
This report provides a summary of international best practice experience in the cement sector and focuses on specific technical measures that could be implemented by cement plants to reduce their operating costs and improve their carbon footprints. It offers a plethora of practical information from implemented projects and includes detailed technical descriptions, capital and operating costs, and case studies and references from locations where the measures were implemented. Its information, which is both general and in-depth, can be helpful to management, technical, operating personnel of cement plants as well as to a larger range of stakeholders.
Publish Date: 4/11/17
The EHS Guidelines for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities include information relevant to LNG base load liquefaction plants, transport (by sea and land), storage, regasification (including floating storage regasification units), peak shaving terminals, and LNG fueling facilities.
Publish Date: 3/1/17
This Good Practice Handbook on the Use of Security Forces: Assessing and Managing Risks and Impacts has been developed for IFC clients and other private sector companies and their consultants. The handbook provides practical, project-level guidance for companies to better understand and implement the requirements outlined in Performance Standard 4. Chapters focus on risk assessment, managing private security, managing the relationship with public security, preparing a security management plan, and assessing allegations or incidents related to security personnel.
Publish Date: 2/15/17
The Tafila Region Wind Power Project Cumulative Effects Assessment (CEA) is the first of its kind in the Eastern Europe, Middle East, and North Africa region. It aims to promote more sustainable wind energy investments in Jordan while assessing and managing potential adverse environmental and social effects of renewables. The overall management and technical direction of the CEA was undertaken by IFC, supported by a team of multidisciplinary international and Jordanian experts and advisors.
Publish Date: 2/2/17
The EHS Guidelines for Ports, Harbors, and Terminals are applicable to marine and freshwater ports, harbors, and terminals for cargo and passengers.
Publish Date: 11/17/16
The EHS Guidelines for Petroleum Refining cover processing operations from raw crude oil to finished products, for example refinery fuel gas, liquefied petroleum gas, motor gasoline, kerosene, diesel oil, heating oil, fuel oil, bitumen, asphalt, lubricant oils, waxes, sulfur, pet-coke, and intermediate products for the petrochemical industry.
Publish Date: 10/16/16
The Environmental & Social Review Procedures Manual defines management-approved tasks to achieve client compliance with the Policy and Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability, Access to Information Policy, and Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Guidelines.
Publish Date: 8/9/16
This study provides an overview of the financial needs to remedy structural, electrical and fire safety issues in Bangladesh apparel export factories and identifies constraints in accessing financing and barriers to remediation. It helps understand the current context for remediation in Bangladesh and what is needed for factories to access financing for necessary improvements. It also provides key stakeholders with relevant information to design further interventions.
Publish Date: 4/12/16
The survey has been conducted among 200+ Ukrainian stakeholders: pellet producers, agricultural producers (agro-holdings), as well as district heating companies. It will be helpful for policy decision makers to shape biomass market support responses, for vendors to understand potential market opportunities, and for financial institutions to understand which financial instruments will be best to offer.
Publish Date: 3/31/16
The EHS Guidelines for Annual Crop Production include information relevant to large-scale production, harvesting, post harvesting processing and storage of major annual crops, including cereals, pulses, roots and tubers, oil-bearing crops, fiber crops, vegetables, and fodder crops, located in both temperate and tropical regions. It does not include the processing of raw materials into semi-finished and finished products.
Publish Date: 1/20/16
This guide provides background for those who are implementing or intending to invest in solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants in Pakistan.
Publish Date: 11/23/15
The EHS Guidelines for Perennial Crop Production include information relevant to large-scale plantation crops and outgrower systems and focuses on the primary production and harvesting through farming and plantation forestry of major multi-year food, fiber, energy, ornamental, and pharmaceutical crops, located in both temperate and tropical regions.
Publish Date: 8/10/15
This report analyzes barriers to and opportunities for private sector participation in district heating (DH) in the Western Balkan countries of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia, as well as in Mongolia and Ukraine.
Publish Date: 8/7/15
The EHS Guidelines for Wind Energy include information relevant to environmental, health, and safety aspects of onshore and offshore wind energy facilities. It should be applied to wind energy facilities from the earliest feasibility assessments, as well as from the time of the environmental impact assessment, and continue to be applied throughout the construction and operational phases.
Publish Date: 8/3/15
Leveraging Market Opportunities to Achieve Development Impact: Entrepreneurial Solutions to Improve Access to Sanitation and Safe Water
This briefing note captures the lessons learned from a recent IFC pilot program in Kenya that explored ways to harness private innovation, technical skills, and financing to equitably increase access to safe water and sanitation for underserved consumers.
Publish Date: 6/20/15
This guidebook aims to enhance the understanding of how to successfully develop, finance, construct, and operate utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants. It targets project developers entering a market and is also meant to serve as a reference source for contractors, investors, government decision makers, and other stakeholders working on PV projects in emerging markets.
Publish Date: 6/19/15
This brochure gives an overview of IFC’s Corporate Financial Services and describes how clients can benefit from IFC’s advisory solutions that support private sector growth in emerging markets. It presents IFC’s unique value proposition which builds on the World Bank Group’s global network and IFC’s breadth and depth of investment expertise.
Publish Date: 6/5/15
The EHS Guidelines for Offshore Oil and Gas Development include information relevant to seismic exploration, exploratory and production drilling, development and production activities, offshore pipeline operations, offshore transportation, tanker loading and unloading, ancillary and support operations, and decommissioning. They also address potential onshore impacts that may result from offshore oil and gas activities.
Publish Date: 5/27/15
This report has been written for emerging market private equity fund managers. It highlights trends in private equity investment in emerging markets agribusiness and promotes adopting environmental and social management systems to generate sustainable financial returns. This report has been jointly produced by Credit Suisse, CDC Group plc, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA), International Finance Corporation (IFC), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
Publish Date: 3/31/15
The ESMS Implementation Handbook is for firms who wish to implement a management system in line with the requirements of IFC Performance Standard 1. The Handbook and companion publications – ESMS Toolkit and ESMS Self-Assessment and Improvement Guide – are designed to help companies assess and improve their ESMS.