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Jun 18, 2013
IFC is working with leading seed companies in Bangladesh to promote more sustainable farming practices, such as the production, distribution, and adoption of stress-tolerant seeds. As a result of IFC's engagement, over 60,000 farmers were exposed to practices which increase productivity, facilitate access to supply chains and are environmentally-friendly.
Region: South Asia / Strategic Priority: Agribusiness
Jun 12, 2013
This brochure highlights sustainability resources produced or co-produced by IFC's Environment, Social and Governance Department (CES), the Sustainable Business Advisory (SBA) and the Climate Business Department (CBG). These resources include publications, tools, and learning & training programs. While not exhaustive, this brochure offers a navigation point for users on some of IFC's key sustainability resources.
36 pages | © June 2013 IFC | Complimentary
Jun 5, 2013
This issue highlights how IFC works with the private sector to promote inclusive economic development in the region, where more than 35 percent of the world's poor live. The brochure showcases real life stories of how people in China, Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam and other countries benefit from IFC projects, which help create jobs, increase their income levels, and make economic growth as equitable as possible.
38 pages | © June 2013 IFC | Complimentary
Jun 5, 2013
This report presents analysis of a database of global geothermal drilling success. The database, compiled by IFC, covers geothermal fields that together supply power to 71 percent of the world’s installed geothermal electricity generating capacity, making it the largest database of its kind. This report analyzes that data to gain a better understanding of the probability of drilling a successful well, and the factors that influence such success, which will be of interest to geothermal developers, and to financers engaged in the risk assessment of such projects.
Mar 29, 2013
The Guide outlines procedures and exploration techniques for geothermal projects and provides guidelines for presenting a geothermal project to funding entities and insurance companies. A focus is placed on high temperature geothermal resources for electricity generation.
74 pages | © March 2013 IFC | Complimentary
Feb 28, 2013
The publication includes a set of technical papers developed under the Low Carbon Technology Roadmap for Indian Cement Industry project, which is implemented with support from IFC. The content of the report falls under five categories : co-processing of alternative fuels and raw materials, improved thermal and electrical efficiency, clinker substitution, waste heat recovery and newer technologies such as nanotechnology.
90 pages | © February 2013 IFC | Complimentary
Dec 21, 2012
This publication summarizes key aspects of IFC's updated Sustainability Framework (2012), and highlights environmental and social issues of current and emerging importance for business, including climate change, business and human rights, supply chain management, gender issues, stakeholder engagement, Indigenous Peoples, and biodiversity and ecosystem services.
40 pages | © December 2012 IFC | Complimentary
Dec 1, 2012
IFC has been working with financial institutions in emerging markets for more than a decade to develop sustainable finance.
Regions: East Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa / Strategic Priority: Climate Change
Jun 28, 2012
Municipal solid waste (MSW) management system is one of the key components of a country’s overall environmental and resource efficiency framework. Inefficient MSW treatment in Russia today is causing negative environmental impact, and results in suboptimal use of raw materials and energy.
24 pages | © June 2012 IFC | Complimentary
Jun 22, 2012
IFC invited 15 extraordinary business leaders in environmental and social sustainability to identify challenges in the "green" growth path. They share what they do to address them as well as what they think governments and regulators should do.
64 pages | © June 2012 IFC | Complimentary
Jun 1, 2012
IFC chemicals and fertilizers clients include a diverse range of local companies as well as multinationals and cover a wide range of needs. For instance, we have been working closely with Kuybyhev Azot (KuAz), one of Russia's top chemical and fertilizer producers, to offer integrated investment and advisory services.
Region: Europe & Central Asia / Strategic Priority: Manufacturing / Key Topic: Climate Change
Jun 1, 2012
Climate change is one of the biggest issues in development today. While public policy is key, the private sector must also play a leading role. IFC can help business not just meet the challenge but build opportunity by widening and deepening access to technologies and helping support good governance, policy reform, and innovation.
42 pages | © June 2012 IFC | Complimentary
May 24, 2012
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
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
Feb 1, 2012
This guidebook features best practices for development, construction, operation and financing of utility-scale solar power plants in India and can be used as a manual for developers and investors.
204 pages | © February 2012 IFC | Complimentary
Nov 1, 2011
This report assesses the potential for private equity in financing climate related investment, describes the barriers restricting the growth of the asset class, and outlines the role that public capital can play to leverage private sector investment.
52 pages | © November 2011 IFC | Complimentary
Nov 1, 2011
This report was prepared at the request of G20 Finance Ministers and provides an overview of climate-related activities, clarifies the terminology, and discusses the sources of finance and public support.
28 pages | © November 2011 IFC | Complimentary
Aug 1, 2011
This study assesses climate-related risks for Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC).
Jul 1, 2011
The Program aims to mobilize investments and through advisory services increase the scale of private sector involvement in renewable energy. The Project also promotes a sustainable market for renewable energy in the Russian Federation by supporting the development of enabling policies, institutional capacity, introduction of financial mechanisms, and expanding access to finance.
Region: Europe & Central Asia / Strategic Priority: Climate Change
Jul 1, 2011
This report recommends measures to expand sustainable investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. It forecasts that over the next five years there will be considerable growth of environmental, social, and governance considerations applied to investment in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria.
Apr 1, 2011
This study assesses climate-related risks for Bulleh Shah Paper Mills (BSPM) in Kasur, Pakistan.
Apr 1, 2011
This study assesses risks and opportunities for ports in general, and specifically for IFC's client, Terminal Marítimo Muelles el Bosque (MEB), in Cartagena, Colombia.
Apr 1, 2011
This study assesses potential risks from climate change for the Khimti 1 run of the river hydro-electric power scheme in Nepal.
Feb 15, 2011
It is widely acknowledged that climate change will have a broad-ranging impact on economies and financial markets over the coming decades. This report analyses the extent of that impact on institutional investment portfolios and identifies a series of pragmatic steps for institutional investors to consider.
Jan 15, 2011
The ferrous foundry industry is fundamental to machine building contributing to up to 90 percent of its final product. High quality-casting are essential to a range of heavy industries, including railroad and electro industries, vessels building, automotive industry and many others. This report outlines the methodology used in conducting the benchmarking study and includes analysis of results and data.
82 pages | © January 2011 IFC | Complimentary