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Nov 23, 2010

Global Trade Liquidity Program Bulletin #2

Given the unprecedented number of partners involved in the GTLP, IFC has devoted significant resources to establish a dedicated GTLP Operations Team. We have six Global Financial Markets Department staff working full-time for the program, along with about 50 other staff in various IFC departments who are actively involved in supporting GTLP, including officers from Trust Funds Operations, Financial Accounting, B-Loans (syndications), Portfolio Management, Treasury, Risk Management, Credit Review and IT, among others

Nov 23, 2010

Global Trade Liquidity Program Bulletin #3

During this quarter (April-June 2010), African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim) joined the program as a utilization bank, and will be responsible for channelling $200 million in trade financing throughout continental Africa. Including Afrexim, GTLP disbursed a total of $400 million this quarter, bringing GTLP disbursements to date to $1.5 billion. Citibank also signed a new $120 million Africa-focused (60:40) risk-sharing facility aimed at increasing development impact in Africa.

Nov 23, 2010

Global Trade Finance Program

IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) guarantees the trade-related payment obligations of approved financial institutions in emerging markets (Issuing Banks) across all regions of the world. Through the GTFP bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international and regional banks (Confirming Banks) in the program, thus broadening access to finance

Nov 22, 2010

IFC Pushes to Help SMEs Strengthen Critical Credit Reporting Systems, Vendor View

Late last year, Visa International and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced an agreement to support the IFC’s Global Credit Bureau Programme, which helps develop credit bureaux in developing economies.

Nov 22, 2010

2010 IFC Access to Finance Annual Report Review

This report highlights IFC’s progress in access to finance advisory services. More than 2.7 billion people in developing countries still lack access to basic formal financial services, such as savings or checking accounts.

Nov 22, 2010

BM&FBOVESPA Sustainability Index & the Responsible Practices of Brazilian Corporations (brochure)

4 pages | © November 2010 IFC | Complimentary

Oct 21, 2010

Climate Risk and Financial Institutions: Challenges and Opportunities

Climate change creates risks and opportunities for the private sector in emerging markets, and may impact the performance of financial institutions and the companies they invest in. Recognizing knowledge gaps in how climate change will affect the private sector over shorter time horizons,

Oct 1, 2010

Trucost: Carbon Risks and Opportunities in Emerging Markets

This report, produced by Trucost with support from IFC, analyzes how equity portfolios following different regional strategies could be exposed to carbon costs, with a focus on emerging markets. Carbon-intensive companies will increasingly pay to reduce or emit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions under government policies and mechanisms such as performance standards, emissions trading and carbon taxes, and this has implications for listed equity fund managers.

Jun 4, 2010

2009 Global Microscope

Sep 2, 2009

Sustainable Investment in China 2009

Sustainable investment in China has an important role to play, not only as a means of risk mitigation for the financial system, but also as a powerful lever for influencing corporate behavior and helping to improve environmental, social and governance performance.

133 pages | © September 2009 IFC | Complimentary|

Aug 15, 2009

Working in the Context of Today’s Crisis, Managing the Risks and Challenges

Part of a larger forum on “Cambodia’s Microfinance Amid the Global Financial Crisis” held Aug 19-20, 2009, the discussions from the conference are globally relevant to the financial crisis and the microfinance industry. From this conference and available in these proceedings are insights on areas including credit risk management, portfolio monitoring, and responsible lending practices.

Jul 1, 2009

Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets: Unscathed by the Financial Crisis

The report provides a unique "before and after" snapshot of mainstream investor opinion on sustainability issues in emerging market equity investment, comparing pre-crisis (2007) to mid-crisis (2009).

May 1, 2009

Sustainable Investment in India 2009

In this report, TERI-Europe estimates that the total stock of investment in Indian equities where the investment strategy includes a strong focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations is small. However, there are also some signs of positive change, including improvements in sustainability reporting and growing interest in ESG issues among foreign institutional investors.

Apr 1, 2009

Sustainable Investment in Brazil 2009

This report, the first in a series of IFC Sustainable Investment Country Reports, aims to measure the current state and discuss the future of Brazil's sustainable investment market, and stimulate discussion.

Apr 1, 2009

Emerging Risk: Impacts of Key Environmental Trends in Emerging Asia

The study provides an overview of the principal players, main stock exchanges, selective environmental trends affecting emerging Asian nations, and the impacts of the trends on critical sectors in the six focus countries.

Mar 1, 2009

Gaining Ground - Sustainable Investment Rising in Emerging Markets

The IFC engaged Mercer to conduct this study to identify leading investment managers pursuing sustainable investment in emerging markets, their AUM and their capacity for integrating ESG into investment processes.

Jan 1, 2009

Outcomes of the Who Cares Wins Initiative 2004-2008

This report summarizes the strategic outcomes of the Who Cares Wins Initiative — a series of working conferences and financial industry consultations that took place between 2004 and 2008.

Sep 1, 2008

Panic Button — When Climate Change Gets Real

This report on climate change launched by CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, Asia's leading independent brokerage and investment group, incorporates environmental data on listed companies in emerging Asia created by environmental research organization Trucost with a grant from IFC.

Jan 1, 2008

Banking on Women in Business - Case Study: Uganda

This case study highlights dfcu Group's Women in Business Program, which looks at extending lending to women entrepreneurs, supported by a $6 million credit line from IFC, of which at least $2 million is dedicated to the women's program.

Jan 1, 2008

Banking on Women in Business - Case Study: Tanzania

This case study highlights how Exim Bank is responding to women's demands for financing by dedicating lines of credit to women entrepreneurs running midsize enterprises through its new Women Entrepreneurs Finance Program.

Jan 1, 2008

Banking on Women in Business - Case Study: Nigeria

Working with IFC experts, Access Bank first examined the women's market in Nigeria and elsewhere, while analyzing the bank's own assumptions, processes and lending requirements to see what barriers women clients faced.

Dec 1, 2007

Who Cares Wins 2007 Report

The third "Who Cares Wins" took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on 5 July 2007, and focused on the crucial role that Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) issues play in emerging market investments.

Dec 1, 2007

Carbon Counts Asia 2007: Carbon Footprints of Asian Investment Funds

The study finds that investors in Asian Equity funds are therefore more exposed to carbon risks, but that there are opportunities to reduce the carbon intensity of Asian equity funds by some 30 per cent without suffering loss in performance.

Apr 1, 2007

General Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines

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

Mar 1, 2007

Banking on Sustainability

IFC's Banking on Sustainability report shows evidence of the potential benefits of adopting sustainability as a business strategy. It also shows a dramatic shift in banks' awareness of these benefits.