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Nov 16, 2020

Private Equity and Value Creation: A Fund Manager’s Guide to Gender-smart Investing

This guide is a practical step-by-step road map for fund managers on how to strengthen gender diversity within their own firms and incorporate a gender focus into investment operations. It combines learnings from CDC and IFC’s experience with over 160 fund managers and draws on best practices with a series of case studies from stakeholders across the industry.

English | 109 pages | 2020 IFC & CDC Group

Nov 2, 2020

Gender Lens Investments Enable Women Entrepreneurs to Thrive in Pakistan

The challenge of establishing and growing enterprises is even greater for women entrepreneurs in emerging economies, where women-owned and led small and medium enterprises (SMEs) face an estimated credit deficit of nearly $1.5 trillion.

Oct 6, 2020

Non-Financial Services

The Key to Unlocking the Growth Potential of Women-led Small and Medium Enterprises for Banks

Aug 24, 2020

Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis on Private Equity Funds in Emerging Markets

This note assesses how Private Equity Funds in emerging markets may evolve as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, focusing in particular on the Growth Equity and Venture Capital (VC) asset classes. It also discusses how selected “megatrends” may impact these two asset classes in the medium term, along with opportunities for the industry and for enhanced DFI support.

English | 14 pages | 2020 IFC

Oct 7, 2019

Jobs Study: The Central Africa SME Fund, Democratic Republic of Congo

This study gives insight into the employment effects of CASF’s investments in SMEs in the fragile state context of the DRC. The study is based on a sample of 11 portfolio SMEs located in Kinshasa. Results have been obtained by combining data from the fund’s management information system (MIS), interviews, and statistical databases.

Mar 7, 2019

Report: Moving Toward Gender Balance in Private Equity and Venture Capital

The study explores the link between financial returns and gender diversity; the lack of women in the industry; and steps needed to achieve gender balance. One of the key findings of the report is that private equity and venture capital funds with gender-balanced senior investment teams generated 10 percent to 20 percent higher returns compared with funds that have a majority of male or female leaders.

English | 137 pages | 2019 IFC

Nov 30, 2018

Private Equity and Venture Capital's Role in Catalyzing Sustainable Investment

The report suggests several specific options to increase the role of private equity and venture capital funds in mobilizing sustainable finance, including the establishment of incubators/accelerators for sustainable startups, among other suggestions.

50 pages | © November 2018 IFC | Complimentary

Nov 27, 2018

IFC SME Ventures: Investing in Private Equity in Sub-Saharan African Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations

This report, researched in partnership with CrossBoundary LLC, highlights the critical success factors when investing in fragile states, as well as existing innovations being developed by current investors. While the challenges of investing in FCS are well known, the most effective approaches and factors required for success are still being explored.

English | 68 pages | 2018 IFC

May 24, 2012

From Gap to Opportunity: Business Models for Scaling Up Energy Access

This report breaks new ground by estimating that there is a $37 billion market opportunity for improved energy services at the base of the pyramid.

172 pages | © May 2012 IFC | Complimentary

May 24, 2012

Lighting Asia: Solar Off-Grid Lighting, Market Analysis of India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia, Cambodia and Philippines

This report provides an overview of the off-grid lighting market in seven nations across southern Asia – India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan and the Philippines.

120 pages | © May 2012 IFC | Complimentary

Jan 28, 2011

Sustainable Investment in the Middle East and North Africa Region Report

This is the first report measuring the amount of sustainable investment in the Middle East and North Africa. It assesses current levels of sustainable investment awareness, practices, and demand in the region and finds that while current volumes are small, there is scope for much greater sustainable investment in the region. The report also identifies opportunities to increase the flow of sustainable investment funds to the region.

Apr 1, 2007

General Environmental, Health, and Safety Guidelines

The General Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are designed to be used together with the relevant Industry Sector EHS Guidelines which provide guidance to users on EHS issues in specific industry sectors.

99 pages | © April 2007 IFC | Complimentary

Jan 1, 2001

Investing in People: Sustaining Communities Through Improved Business Practice

This Guide aims to further IFC's mission to "promote private sector investment in developing countries, which will reduce poverty and improve people's lives." It seeks to help interested companies by drawing on the community development experiences of some of the world's leading companies.

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