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About IFC

About IFC > Our Goals and Values 

About IFC - IFC's Core Corporate Values & Guiding Principles


  • We see excellence as a process of continuous improvement and learning, never resting on past achievements.
  • We are attuned to the needs of our clients and respond with innovative ideas, practical solutions, and a focus on results.
  • We strive to attain the highest professional performance in service to our clients.
  • Our pursuit of excellence means taking considered risks and sometimes requires stepping into the unknown.
  • We bring compassion to our work and embrace the commitment of the World Bank Group to reducing global poverty by helping people improve their lives.
  • We seek to ensure the environmental and social sustainability of our investments and advisory services by measuring their development impact and focusing on how IFC can make the most difference.
  • We are committed to the well-being of our colleagues, our communities, and our clients.
  • We value inclusiveness and seek to empower our clients, stakeholders, and colleagues to achieve our shared goals.
  • Integrity forms the foundation of our relationships with each other and with our clients, communities, and stakeholders.
  • We do what we say we will do, and we hold ourselves accountable.
  • As individuals, we strive to be worthy of others' trust, honest in our dealings, and ethical in our conduct.
  • As an institution, we seek to be transparent in our operations and to be a model of good governance, setting high standards for ourselves as well as our clients.
  • We recognize that cooperation and open communications are essential to fulfilling our vision and purpose and to serving our clients effectively.
  • We participate fully as team members when working with colleagues, clients, or other development partners.
  • We support and empower each other by sharing knowledge and leveraging skills and resources across boundaries.
  • We are people from all over the world who enjoy working in the unique and diverse environment of IFC.

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