IFC Footprint Commitment

IFC Footprint Commitment

When IFC started focusing on sustainability in our investments, we were helping our clients reduce and manage environmental and social risk.  Now, we are helping our clients innovate. We are helping them invest in sustainability initiatives that give their business a competitive advantage. We are helping to create markets for climate-friendly projects in developing countries. We are helping to raise global standards for sustainable development.  Our clients and partners see the value in these efforts.


We see the value of sustainability for our business, as well. At IFC, we strive to reduce the environmental impact of our day-today activities while working to benefit communities wherever we have offices.  That is our Footprint Commitment. 

Our Approach
IFC has a dedicated "Footprint Program" responsible for leading the corporation in its Footprint Commitment. The Program works closely with a senior-level advisory committee, a network of “Footprint Champions,” and key departments across the World Bank Group. Together, the Program and its partners implement corporate initiatives, engage staff, monitor and report progress, and identify opportunities for IFC to be a leader amongst its peers. Learn more...

Protecting the Environment
IFC strives to demonstrate best practices in environmental stewardship in the areas of energy, waste and recycling, water use, paper use, procurement, as well as business travel and commuting. Learn more...

Investing in Our Communities
IFC challenges itself to be a means for social progress in the communities where we have offices through financial and in-kind donations, as well as through staff time dedicated to volunteerism. Learn more...