Focus Area

Waste Management and Circularity

IFC is a leading investor in the waste management sector. With extensive experience across the entire value chain, IFC provides solutions in waste collection and transfer, material and energy recovery from waste, and dumpsite and landfill remediation, among other waste management and circularity solutions. To date, IFC has committed more than $1.4 billion to waste management projects around the world, with a focus on projects that enable value creation from waste. 

A variety of tailored financing options and advisory services are available to meet client and project needs, such as sustainability-linked financing, project development support platforms, and public-private partnerships (PPPs) advisory. Our in-house sector expertise, deep knowledge of local markets, and extensive track record enable us to address critical issues throughout the project cycle and deliver impactful projects in emerging markets. 

IFC continues to innovate in the sector, including most recently with the creation of the Circularity Plus platform, aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable waste solutions that reduce the climate impacts of cities and private waste generators. Through Circularity Plus platform, IFC provides rapid advisory support to waste management companies and select municipal governments for projects focused on circularity and value creation from waste. 

IFC: A Solution Provider for Sustainable Waste Management

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Sumeet Thakur
Global Head for Cities, Water, and Waste
Nuru Lama
Global Lead for Waste and Circularity
Nadine Ghannam
Senior Communications and Outreach Officer
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