Investing for Impact
IFC is working with partners to establish principles for impact investing. They will help investors achieve positive impact for society alongside financial returns.
A strong and engaged private sector is indispensable to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That’s where IFC comes in—we have more than 60 years of experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they’re needed most. Since 1956, IFC has leveraged $2.6 billion in capital to deliver more than $265 billion in financing for businesses in developing countries.
IFC works to create markets that give new opportunities to people in developing countries. These stories show how our innovative approaches have helped solve some of the largest problems in countries or, sometimes, entire regions.
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We work with the private sector in developing countries to create markets that open up opportunities for all.
IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries.
We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and other challenges.
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The impact of IFC clients in 2017.