June 13, 2021 | The Korea Herald
by Hayoung Lee and Rana Karadsheh (IFC)
PET, or polyethylene terephthalate, is the inexpensive, versatile plastic used to make bottles, food containers and other modern conveniences. Even though PET is a highly valuable and readily recyclable material, there is not enough waste collection and recycling capacity in many countries in South and Southeast Asia.
February 8, 2021 | Bangkok Post
by Rana Karadsheh (IFC)
The dire state of the world's oceans can no longer be ignored. Discarded plastic waste -- particularly single-use plastic -- is putting marine life at risk. Businesses, consumers and investors are starting to pay attention.
January 4, 2021 | LinkedIn Blog
by Emmanuel Pouliquen (IFC)
The European automobile industry has been hard hit over the last year by a range of factors from the COVID-19 pandemic, with further clouds from Brexit to increased global trade tensions. But for automotive industry companies in emerging markets in Greater Europe—including West Balkans area, Ukraine, Maghreb countries, Egypt, and Turkey—the situation also offers opportunities for growth.
May 19, 2020 | World Bank Blogs
by Mary-Jean Moyo and Tania Lozansky (IFC)
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented global demand for medical masks, gloves and gowns to protect frontline health workers. This crisis presents an opportunity for apparel manufacturers in Africa. IFC's Mary-Jean Moyo and Tania Lozansky explore what it takes to realize this opportunity.
March 24, 2020 | Medium
As robotic machinery becomes more affordable, the industry players around the world are being urged to prepare strategies that will protect jobs and cushion against economic disruptions. Read what IFC's Sabine Hertveldt has to say about this.
January 8, 2020 | Medium
IFC Global Manager for Manufacturing Sabine Schlorke asks "How do we revolutionize an industry as ubiquitous as plastics?"
September 20, 2019 | Medium
IFC Senior Private Sector Specialist Sumit Manchanda discusses Bangladesh's changing garment industry.
July 22, 2019 | Medium
IFC Global Manager for Manufacturing Sabine Schlorke explains the importance of manufacturing in creating opportunities and growth in emerging economies.