At IFC, we focus on helping the private sector address climate change through investments and innovative financing, and by addressing regulatory and policy obstacles to green growth.
IFC is one of the world’s largest financiers of climate-smart projects for developing countries. Since 2005 - when we started to track climate-smart components of our investments and advisory services - IFC has provided more than $24.8 billion in long-term financing and raised over $1.89 billion in core mobilization through partnerships with investors.
IFC was also one of the earliest issuers of green bonds, launching a Green Bond Program in 2010 to help catalyze the market and unlock investment for private sector projects that support renewable energy and energy efficiency. As of Sept 30th 2019, IFC had issued $10.065 billion across 157 bonds in 18 currencies.
In addition, IFC plays a leadership role in developing guidelines and procedures for the green bond market as a member of the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee and the IFI Green Bonds Impact Reporting Harmonization Framework.
IFC's Green Bond Program aligns with the Green Bond Principles by the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA).
(as of Sept 30th, 2019)
IFC Cumulative Green Bond Issuance by Currency (as of Sept 30th, 2019):