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As China strives to cut its greenhouse gases and switch to cleaner fuels, gas companies such as China Tian Lun Gas Holdings Limited are seizing the opportunity to supply natural gas to cities throughout China.
IFC and Chinese multinational construction and engineering company, CITIC Construction launched a $300 million investment platform, CITICC (Africa) Holding Limited, to develop affordable housing in multiple African countries.
Can China’s brands go truly global amid slowing domestic growth and increased costs?
IFC is keen to invest in companies, such as Aihuishou, that are using technology and innovative approaches to make reuse and recycling more transparent and reliable for consumers, retailers, and manufacturers around the world.
IFC has just issued local currency bonds in Rwanda and is also in discussions with other countries in Africa, Asia, emerging Europe, and Latin America.

IFC in China

IFC supports China’s sustainable economic development by investing in commercial enterprises and advising private sector projects, particularly those that help fight climate change, enable rural development and promote sustainable Chinese investments overseas. 

China is IFC’s second-largest portfolio country. Since 1985, we have invested nearly $9 billion in about 300 projects. We also serve innovative sectors such as renewable energy, water, and microfinance.  

IFC’s unique financing and advisory products combine global expertise with local knowledge, maximizing investment returns and social benefits. 


Mitigating Climate Change

  • IFC invests in and mobilizes partner banks to fund renewable-energy and energy-and-water-efficiency projects. 
  • We advise China’s regulators and financial institutions on adopting international environmental and social best practices. 
  • IFC client Industrial Bank became the first Chinese lender to adopt the Equator Principles for social and environmental risk management in project finance.

Promoting Balanced Rural-Urban Development

  • IFC is one of the largest investors in China’s microfinance institutions and helps reduce the wealth gap between urban and rural areas.
  • We support the growth of thousands of agricultural businesses and micro, small and medium enterprises.
  • Through investment and advisory work, we improve infrastructure and food safety in China.  

Supporting Sustainable Investments in Emerging Markets

  • IFC supports Chinese companies to expand to other emerging regions like Africa through direct investment and capital mobilization. 
  • We promote the adoption of international environmental, social, and corporate-governance standards. 
  • China Development Bank and China Eximbank became the first Chinese lenders to participate in an IFC-syndicated parallel loan for a project in Africa (Ghana Vodafone). 

Tailored Advice – Adding Value Beyond Financing

  • IFC advises clients on how best to expand microfinance, mobile finance, small-and-medium-enterprise finance, sustainable-energy finance, carbon trading schemes, and trade finance.
  • We promote environmental and social sustainability.
  • We also help improve corporate governance, risk management, supply chain management, and other services.

Financial Products

  • Equity
  • Loans
  • Local currency products
  • Quasi-equity/convertibles
  • Risk management products 
  • Structured finance
  • Subnational finance 
  • Syndications
  • Trade finance 

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