Policies and Standards

IFC’s approach to sustainability is governed by IFC’s Sustainability Framework and our Corporate Governance methodology. They are designed to help IFC’s clients improve their business performance, enhance transparency, engage with the people affected by the projects IFC finances, protect the environment, and achieve greater development impact.

IFC’s Sustainability Framework articulates the Corporation’s strategic commitment to sustainable development, and is an integral part of IFC’s approach to risk management. The Sustainability Framework comprises the Sustainability Policy, the Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability, and the Access to Information Policy.

Key Resources