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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.

Sep 1, 2004

Sustainability Banking in Africa

This report looks at the role of the financial sector in Africa in promoting sustainability and identifies a number of innovations demonstrating sustainability banking in different countries in Africa.

Jun 1, 2004

Who Cares Wins — Connecting Financial Markets to a Changing World

The focus of the report is a series of recommendations which taken together seek to address the central issue of integrating environmental, social and governance value drivers into financial market research, analysis and investment.

Oct 1, 2003

SRI in Asian Emerging Markets - ASrIA Reports

The purpose of this set of reports is to provide up-to-date and comprehensive information on the status of socially responsible investing (SRI) in seven of Asia's emerging markets and, through this work, to advise on potential next steps for further developing SRI in Asia.

Oct 1, 2003

Towards Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Emerging Markets

This report surveys the current status of socially responsible investment in emerging markets, assesses its growth potential, and recommends steps that could help catalyze that potential.

Jan 1, 2003

Beyond Risk

"Beyond Risk" is a casebook on sustainability in the emerging markets financial sector. It documents how the sector has increasingly integrated environmental issues into day-to-day operations.

Jan 1, 2001

Public Private Partnerships — Promoting Gender Equity — The Gender and Growth Assessment for Uganda

The Gender and Growth Assessment identified specific legal and administrative barriers to investment that have a gender dimension and suggested that Uganda could gain as much as 2% growth per annum by addressing gender inequalities.

Jan 1, 2001

Access to Finance for Women - Leveraging Donor Funding to Assist Highly Disadvantaged Women Across Africa

This report focuses on AWDF, an Africa-wide fundraising and grant-making initiative for African women. It is the first attempt at an Africawide philanthropic institution promoting social change through the funding of autonomous women's organizations.

Jan 1, 2001

Investing in People: Sustaining Communities Through Improved Business Practice

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.