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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.

Dec 1, 2006

Who Cares Wins 2006: Communicating ESG Value Drivers at the Company-Investor Interface

The Who Cares Wins conference examined in 2006 the communication of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues between companies and investors.

Nov 1, 2006

Access to Finance for Women Entrepreneurs in South Africa

Access to finance in South Africa is not equal across all groups. This fact sheet evaluates the challenges and opportunities to government and financial institutions in addressing this key issue.

Apr 1, 2006

Access to Credit for Businesswomen in Indonesia

Women-owned businesses represent 60% of the total micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) in Indonesia, offering an important contribution to Indonesia's economic growth. With so many women working in the MSME sector in Indonesia, access to credit for businesswomen becomes an important issue to consider.

Nov 1, 2005

Who Cares Wins: One Year On

The report, a joint IFC and Global Compact report on financial institutions' initiatives in 2005, indicates three global trends that have led investors to pay greater attention to environmental, social and corporate governance issues.

Oct 1, 2005

Who Cares Wins 2005 Conference Report: Investing for Long-Term Value

The 2005 Who Cares Wins conference brought together investors, asset managers, buy-side and sell-side research analysts, global consultants and government bodies and regulators to examine the role of environmental, social and governance in asset management and financial research.