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#IWD2021: Women in Hong Kong Building a Better Future for Asia – Pat Dwyer, The Purpose Business

Mar 7, 2021

#IWD2021: Women in Hong Kong Building a Better Future for Asia – Pat Dwyer, The Purpose Business

Sustainability as an industry has attracted more women than many others, and the sector in Hong Kong is no exception. To celebrate #IWD2021, IFC has launched a series of interviews with women in the Fragrant Harbour who are championing the sustainability agenda in Asia. Our first interview is with Pat Dwyer, Founder and Director of The Purpose Business.

World Bank Group’s Game Plan to Reset Economic Recovery for Olympic Rugby Champions, Fiji

Jan 21, 2021

World Bank Group’s Game Plan to Reset Economic Recovery for Olympic Rugby Champions, Fiji

The World Bank Group (WBG) has released a four year “game plan” – the 2021-2024 Country Partnership Framework (CPF)- for Fiji’s economic recovery, drawn up after widespread consultation involving the Fijian government, civil society and the private sector.

Fiji’s Private Sector Supporting Respectful Workplaces

Dec 3, 2020

Fiji’s Private Sector Supporting Respectful Workplaces

Rahul Amin, the Chief Executive Officer of Vinod Patel and Company Pte Ltd in Fiji believes it is possible to change perspectives of people who perpetrate violence against women.

A Tailored Solution to Support Small Business in Mongolia

Nov 19, 2020

A Tailored Solution to Support Small Business in Mongolia

Microfinance solutions are helping Mongolian small businesses stay on their feet.

Pioneering Study to Measure Cost-Benefit of Workplace Responses to Gender-Based Violence

Nov 18, 2020

Pioneering Study to Measure Cost-Benefit of Workplace Responses to Gender-Based Violence

As the COVID-19 pandemic increases the incidence of gender-based violence around the globe, new research now underway in Papua New Guinea will for the first time examine and measure the costs and benefits of workplace responses to the problem.

A New Financial Lifeline for Tongans

Nov 9, 2020

A New Financial Lifeline for Tongans

A new online money-transfer system is helping Tonga maintain a key source of income.

Global Response, Regional Impact in the Fight Against COVID-19

Oct 28, 2020

Global Response, Regional Impact in the Fight Against COVID-19

IFC’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is helping the poor and vulnerable.

Youth entrepreneur  keeps business and passion alive amidst COVID-19

Aug 11, 2020

Youth entrepreneur keeps business and passion alive amidst COVID-19

A “Heroic” COVID-19 Testing Campaign in Thailand

Jul 2, 2020

A “Heroic” COVID-19 Testing Campaign in Thailand

A hospital chain prioritizes community testing and outreach to keep health-care workers healthy.

A Strong Momentum for Green Finance in Asia

Jun 23, 2020

A Strong Momentum for Green Finance in Asia

Bangladesh is one of a number of low-income countries around the globe which has embraced the move towards sustainable financing – and is a member of the IFC-facilitated Sustainable Banking Network.