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Sustainability at IFC

Sustainability at IFC 
This report presents the performance of IFC’s Sustainable Business Advisory during fiscal year 2013 and highlights recent projects and achievements as well as lessons learned and strategic priorities.
As East Asia’s industrializing emerging markets consume ever more energy, resources for investments in less carbon-intensive new and alternative power generation often remain scarce.
This handbook is for firms who wish to expand their supply chains by working with smallholder farmers. It is designed as an overview of key topics for sustainability and supply chain managers at agribusinesses, plantation companies, and extractives.
This issue highlights how IFC works with the private sector to promote inclusive economic development in the region, where more than 35 percent of the world's poor live.
IFC and the World Bank signed a new $5 million agreement with the Government of Switzerland, to help develop public and private tools and methodologies that can change how governments and businesses account for, manage, and invest in nature.



ESG & Industry Standards

  • Environment, Social, and Trade Standards
  • Corporate Governance


Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency

  • Clean Energy
  • Resource Efficiency


Supply Chains & Community Investment

  • Farmer and SME Training
  • Strategic Community Investment

IFC Advisory Services in Sustainable Business


What we do in a nutshell


We work with more than 200 clients to promote sound environmental, social, governance, and industry standards; catalyze investment in clean energy and resource efficiency; support sustainable supply chains and community investment. We work in several sectors including agribusiness and forestry; manufacturing and services; infrastructure; oil, gas, and mining; and financial markets.



Project examples



What our clients are saying about our work


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