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Jan 15, 2011
The ferrous foundry industry is fundamental to machine building contributing to up to 90 percent of its final product. High quality-casting are essential to a range of heavy industries, including railroad and electro industries, vessels building, automotive industry and many others. This report outlines the methodology used in conducting the benchmarking study and includes analysis of results and data.
82 pages | © January 2011 IFC | Complimentary
Dec 7, 2010
Dec 5, 2010
Nov 22, 2010
This issue shows how IFC helps increase access to energy while reducing emissions -- supporting greater use of wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, biomass, and biogas power.
34 pages | © November 2010 IFC | Complimentary
Nov 8, 2010
Recognizing the gaps in knowledge of how climate change will affect the private sector, IFC has undertaken a series of studies with clients in developing countries. These studies aim to better understand gaps and barriers to climate risk analysis, test and develop risk evaluation methodologies, and identify possible adaptation responses and needs.
Oct 21, 2010
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
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.
Dec 1, 2009
This report is the fifth in the series documenting the World Bank Group's progress in supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency. It details the successes of, and lessons learned from, the investments made by the World Bank Group over the past five years.
Jul 1, 2009
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).
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.
Feb 1, 2009
This report summarizes the progress that has been made in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects at the World Bank Group during fiscal year 2008 (July 2007 - June 2008).
Sep 1, 2008
In the early 1990s, IFC commenced a decade-long involvement in the Pangue Hydroelectric project in Chile. The project sparked a multitude of controversies that have greatly influenced the Corporation's approach to addressing environmental and social issues.
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.
Aug 1, 2008
Lighting Africa was created to help entrepreneurs in Africa and across the world innovate and deliver affordable, reliable, sustainable lighting products to the African marketplace. This document presents activities and outcomes of the first year operation of the Lighting Africa program.
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.
Sep 1, 2007
The World Bank became interested in exploring the solar photovoltaic (PV) market as a means to providing clean energy service in rural areas that had no access to the grid. IFC recognized the opportunity to test various option for the commercialization of solar PV in emerging markets.
Apr 1, 2007
This issue presents findings and lessons learnt from an April 2006 evaluation of the World Bank Group's Solar Development Capital initiative.
May 1, 2005
The report expounds on the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, one light bulb at a time, by catalyzing vibrant markets for energy-efficient lighting across four continents and in seven countries.