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Aug 1, 2012
Ecom Agroindustrial Corporation Ltd. (ECOM), one of the world‘s leading commodity traders, works with coffee growers – the majority of whom are smallholders at the base of the pyramid. ECOM’s direct financing, coupled with partnerships with technical assistance providers, has enabled these farmers to improve productivity, increase quality and gain the certification necessary for premium pricing. Between 2006 and 2012, ECOM purchased more than 81,000 metric tons of certified coffee, providing an additional $14.7 million in income for farmers.
Jul 1, 2012
This policy note analyzes survey answers from the G20 Challenge applicants on the regulatory obstacles they face in their businesses. It summarizes how public policy can support business models that include people at the base of the pyramid as producers or suppliers (focusing on agriculture) and as customers (focusing on affordable housing, health, education and basic financial services).
Jun 1, 2012
Belarus has a vibrant food industry currently characterized by excess production and processing capacity. At the same time, only a small number of the 800 food processing companies have internationally compliant food safety management systems in place. If brought in line with international food safety and quality standards, the Belarusian food industry could experience significant export market growth. IFC is working with Belarusian food producers to help them adopt better food safety procedures and standards and increase their competitiveness. REGION: Europe & Central Asia / STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Agribusiness / KEY TOPICS: Food
Jun 1, 2012
IFC and BBC jointly aired a new radio program to inspire entrepreneurship, educate farmers and provide practical business advice in Afghanistan. This initiative has the largest rural listenership of any media program in the country — and sets a new standard for the use of mass media to educate communities constrained by illiteracy and trapped in conflict. REGION: Middle East & North Africa / STRATEGIC PrIORITY: Agribusiness / KEY TOPICS: Farmers, Fragile States
May 24, 2012
This report breaks new ground by estimating that there is a $37 billion market opportunity for improved energy services at the base of the pyramid.
172 pages | © May 2012 IFC | Complimentary
Sep 22, 2011
IFC's newest inclusive business report, "Accelerating Inclusive Business Opportunities," identifies seven inclusive business models that expand access to goods, services, and livelihood opportunities for the world’s poorest people while generating strong financial returns. These models are helping companies turn underserved populations into dynamic consumer markets and diverse new sources of supply.
Sep 1, 2011
Moderna Alimentos S.A. (Moderna) is Ecuador’s leading miller and marketer of wheat flour. Moderna currently supports over 4,200 small bakeries with critical ingredients, convenient ordering and delivery methods, technical assistance, and credit. Over 10,000 individuals at more than 5,000 small bakeries have received business and bakery training.
Aug 1, 2011
This study assesses climate-related risks for Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC).
Jul 1, 2011
2 pages | © July 2011 IFC | Complimentary
May 31, 2011
Dairy Industry Development 2011
May 30, 2011
Prospects for Cambodia’s Cashew Sub-sector
Apr 26, 2011
IFC has launched a broad and targeted set of initiatives to help private enterprises in emerging markets cope with the global financial and economic crises.Global Partner in Times of Change
Nov 19, 2010
Nov 19, 2010
Oct 1, 2010
In September 2010, IFC and Jain Irrigation Systems, recent winner of IFC's Client Leadership Award, completed a comprehensive water footprint assessment that was the first of its kind to be undertaken by an emerging market company. For the first time, the report included all three steps of a water footprint assessment: assessment of total freshwater volume consumed, sustainability assessment, and formulation of a response strategy. This report serves as an example of an effective tool for managing water-related risks and can pave the way for similar assessments with IFC clients in countries which face water scarcity.
Dec 1, 2007
Market Movers tells the stories of a number of firms in emerging economies that have managed to find business value in strategies based on sustainability.
Aug 6, 2007
This report explores how conventional structured finance methods may improve the access long-term finance for natural tropical forests.
Apr 1, 2007
The General Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are designed to be used together with the relevant Industry Sector EHS Guidelines which provide guidance to users on EHS issues in specific industry sectors.
99 pages | © April 2007 IFC | Complimentary
Jun 1, 2005
The IFC’s technical assistance facilities in Indonesia are establishing relationships with civil society organizations to help private companies and entrepreneurs contribute more to sustainable development.
Jun 1, 2005
This case study highlights Honey Care Africa Limited, a socially responsible Kenyan small business that sells hives to local subsistence farmers and buys their honey at guaranteed prices.
1 page | © June 2005 IFC | Complimentary
Dec 1, 2002
The Unilever Company in Ghana was alarmed by the potential effects HIV/AIDS could have on its workers and the surrounding community; an estimated 100,000 people. Unilever partnered with a local NGO to improve its existing workplace program and reached nearly two thousand employees, their families, and the surrounding community.
Jan 1, 2001
This Guide aims to further IFC's mission to "promote private sector investment in developing countries, which will reduce poverty and improve people's lives." It seeks to help interested companies by drawing on the community development experiences of some of the world's leading companies.