IFC: Linking Finance and Sustainability to Enable Infrastructure Investment in Emerging Markets

September 20, 2023

Meeting the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals will require significant infrastructure investment, particularly in emerging markets where there are massive infrastructure gaps. Sustainable finance helps mobilize capital to support investment in resilient and inclusive infrastructure, which provides access to electricity, mobility, and connectivity to everyone. For example, sustainabilitylinked financing (SLF) incentivizes infrastructure companies to pursue ambitious, long-term environmental and social goals by tying pricing to the achievement of measurable targets. IFC is working to increase the share of credible SLF transactions in emerging markets, with an emphasis on helping companies tap into this financing instrument.

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