"Improving the environmental, social, and governance performance of businesses contributes to their financial resilience and profitability. … (IFC's) project is an innovative and practical step for the industry to help address the challenges that South Africa is facing while improving returns for pensions and society."
- Wanjiru Kirima, Chairperson, PRINCIPAL OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
"IFC's level of involvement and concern has been a key ingredient in the success of this project, assisting our company to increase olive oil exports six fold by accessing new markets."
- Osama Odeh, General Manager, AGRICULTURAL TECHNO-CHEMICAL CO.
West Bank and Gaza
"Thanks to support from IFC and BCI, we brought jobs and income to local communities."
- Arlete Patel, Entrepreneur / Owner of supermarkets in Mozambique, BCI MOZAMBIQUE
"One of the main benefits of using IFC's methodology and tools is that investment becomes more fluid because there is planning, order, and coordination amongst all the areas involved in the investment process."
- Victor Cabello Andia, Planning Manager, MUNICIPALITY OF INDEPENDENCIA, ANCASH
"We knew that by collaborating with multiple stakeholders and IFC, we would be challenged to see how good we could get. Through continuous learning, and building new sets of tools and abilities, we've been able to strengthen our local capacities and provide a better service to our producers."
- Eric Ponçon, ECOM
"Participating in this project has not only given us better insight on the impact climate change could have on asset classes and the long-term performance of our portfolio. It has also given us enhanced tools for our strategic-asset analysis."
- J. Magnusson, Managing CEO, SWEDISH PUBLIC PENSION FUND AP1
"IFC gave me the motivation, the tools, and the confidence to become a successful businesswoman."
- Leelawathi Jayawardana, Small- Business Entrepreneur in Sri Lanka, DIALOG AXIATA
"IFC's Financial Valuation Tool fills one of the most paramount needs in our field: to be as robust in valuing sustainability as we are about other elements of risk management and commercial performance."
- Aaron Padilla, Senior Advisor, Community Engagement,
Policy, Government, and Public Affairs, CHEVRON
"IFC's) resource efficiency measures greatly benefit the country's textile industry and are financially rewarding. We will implement them more broadly."
- M.A. Jabaar, Managing Director, DBL GROUP
"(Thanks to Lighting Africa's off-grid lighting) my children can now study when they come back from school at night."
- Ann Muthoni, Mother
"Through Better Factories Cambodia, (an ILO-IFC partnership) the working conditions for thousands of workers within the garment and footwear industry have greatly improved."
- Oum Mean, Secretary of State, MINISTRY OF LABOR
"The fact that we have had a continuing relationship with IFC has opened the door to half a dozen other banks for us."
- David Rosenberg, Group Sustainability Advisor, ECOM
"IFC is showing us that we can successfully reach out to those in what was once perceived a risky and difficult market."
- Marie-Andree Bembong, Head, ECOBANK
"IFC is an important partner in helping us strengthen our competitiveness by reducing energy consumption and minimizing our environmental footprint. With IFC's support, we will also be able to expand into higher-margin products, while lowering our costs by modernizing our production facilities."