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Sustainability Circle - Annual meeting with donors, IFC clients and partners


The Sustainability Circle is an opportunity to meet with donors, clients and partners of IFC’s Advisory Services in Sustainable Business, and to discuss how we can scale up innovative private sector solutions to some of the most pressing development challenges of our time.

 

 

Background

 

More than 30 donors, IFC clients and other partners attended the meeting, held in Bern, Switzerland on January 21 and 22, 2013.

 

Three key topics were discussed:  (i) green growth – scaling up resource efficiency solutions; (ii) women in business; and (iii) agribusiness and sustainable food supply. Please find below, a background paper for each session:

 

Session 1

» Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4° Warmer World Must be Avoided

 

Session 2

» Women = Smart Business: Lessons Learned in Gender and Development & Women in Business

 

Session 3

» The Future of the Food Industry and IFC Brochure on Agribusiness

» Global Agribusiness: Creating Opportunity in Emerging Markets

 

 

Meeting Minutes »

 

 

Meeting Presentations

 

» SECO: Strengthening of global value chains

» GRUNDFOS: Solutions for global challenges, energy efficiency and water security

» IFC Women in Business: The status of women in business

 


 

The 2012 Sustainability Circle was hosted by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in Bern, Switzerland.

 

The previous meeting was held in Vienna, Austria in November 2011.

 

For more information about IFC’s Advisory Services in Sustainable Business, please see the 2012 Sustainable Business Review.

 

For more information, please contact RSweiss@IFC.org

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