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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.
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.