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Sep 2, 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.
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Jun 1, 2009
This report includes recommendations for IFC and its partners on how to better support the nearly 900 million people around the world who lack adequate access to improved water sources.
Apr 1, 2009
The study examines the current state of public corporate sustainability reporting by the 10 largest companies in each of the six Asian countries - India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
Apr 1, 2009
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
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.
Sep 1, 2008
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.
Dec 1, 2007
Market Movers tells the stories of a number of firms in emerging economies that have managed to find business value in strategies based on sustainability.
Dec 1, 2007
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.
Oct 1, 2007
The objective for the Environmental Services Professional Training Course is to raise employee awareness of the hazards posed in employment and to reduce hospital-acquired illnesses among environmental services professionals.
Aug 6, 2007
This report explores how conventional structured finance methods may improve the access long-term finance for natural tropical forests.
Sep 1, 2006
Women constitute a large group in Vietnam in terms of business start-up and ownership. Encouraging more women to become involved in enterprise and grow existing businesses will impact postively on Vietnam's economic performance.
Apr 1, 2006
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.
Mar 1, 2006
The women entrepreneurs surveyed identified a number of key issues and made recommendations to support the growth of women-owned enterprises in Vietnam.
Feb 1, 2006
The Taking Stock report focuses on identifying the key investment themes which investors should be evaluating in order to analyze environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues relevant to the largest and highest impact sectors in Asia.
Jun 1, 2005
The IFC’s technical assistance facilities in Indonesia are establishing relationships with civil society organizations to help private companies and entrepreneurs contribute more to sustainable development.
Oct 1, 2003
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.
Jan 1, 2001
This report highlights some of the entrepreneurial obstacles and needs faced by women in Indonesia's micro, small and medium enterprises, from legal discrimination to educational disadvantage; social pressures and access to finance issues.
Jan 1, 2001
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.