Sustainability is critical to companies’ business success. It’s critical, too, for their customers, surrounding communities, broader stakeholders, and the environment.

IFC helps clients understand and manage the environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risks they face. We partner with industry and other stakeholders to find innovative solutions that open up opportunities for economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable private investment—which, in turn, contribute to jobs and inclusive growth. IFC’s ESG policies, guidelines, and tools are widely adopted as market standards and embedded in operational policies by corporations, investors, financial intermediaries, stock exchanges, regulators, and countries. This helps emerging markets raise their ESG standards and level the playing field.

Nearly 90 percent of our clients believe that our environment, social, and governance support is key in helping them reach their long-term business goals, improve their relations with stakeholders and local communities, and boost their brand value and recognition.

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