IFC helps clients avoid, mitigate, and manage environmental, social, and governance risk as a way of doing business sustainably. Our Sustainability Framework and Corporate Governance Methodology help our clients improve their business performance, enhance transparency, engage with the people affected by our investments, protect the environment, and achieve greater development impact.

To provide on-going support to our clients as well as share our knowledge and expertise broadly with all interested companies, investors, regulators, and other stakeholders, IFC facilitates a number of communities of practice and provides a range of resources and tools in open access.

We focus on the most urgent challenges—helping businesses address climate change, and foster sustainable practices in key sectors such as agribusiness, infrastructure and natural resources, and financial markets.


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