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Nov 11, 2020
Disclosure and Transparency During COVID-19 – Increasing Resilience and Building Trust During and After the Pandemic
This tip sheet provides guidance for both listed and privately-owned companies on how to disclose what they are doing to manage the economic, environmental, and social impacts of the pandemic, using IFC’s Disclosure and Transparency Framework, which is focused on strategy, governance, and performance. This framework promotes the issuance of standardized corporate reports and data – and provides investors and key stakeholders with the information they need to assess company resiliency, preparedness, and continued management of material environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues both during and after the crisis. It can also provide guidance for stock exchanges and regulators who are adapting their disclosure and transparency framework during COVID-19.
Apr 7, 2020
Tip Sheet for Company Leadership on Crisis Response: Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic
The publication provides company leadership tips on crisis response, from each level of a corporate structure, to ensure the best practices are adopted for short and long-term business implications.
Apr 7, 2020
Portrait of Bangladesh’s Independent Directors (March 2020)
The report is part of IFC’s efforts to recognize the skills, qualifications, and time commitment made by independent directors in Bangladesh.
Dec 3, 2019
Implementing Corporate Governance Practices - A Resource Guide for Microfinance Institutions in Myanmar
This Resource Guide for Microfinance Institutions in Myanmar is part of IFC’s efforts to support the development of a sustainable microfinance sector in Myanmar. This initiative is aligned with IFC’s Financial Institutions Group’s Global Microfinance and Digital Financial Services’ efforts to improve corporate governance for financial inclusion in the region and globally with Myanmar as a pilot country, and IFC’s Corporate Governance program in Myanmar which promotes the adoption of better governance practices in the private sector. The experience and knowledge gained through this initiative will serve to support improvements in corporate governance among microfinance institutions (MFIs) in a variety of contexts.
Oct 4, 2019
SME Governance Guidebook
This Guidebook specifically addresses the challenges and opportunities faced by SMEs at the various stages of their lifecycles, offering tailored corporate governance recommendations. The Guidebook includes the Action Planning Tool to help SME owners, investors, and managers take a pragmatic approach to governance, as a means of strengthening their businesses over the long term.
Jul 23, 2019
Trailblazers - Portraits of Female Business Leadership in Emerging and Frontier Markets
The publication features the inspirational personal stories of 20 female business leaders and their advice to other female professionals aspiring to top positions, and highlights the positive impact of their leadership on private sector development in emerging and frontier markets. It also provides key gender facts and data on the status of women on boards and in business leadership around the world.
Dec 17, 2018
Case Study—Artistic Milliners. Advancing Women in Business Leadership & Management
This case study highlights how Artistic Milliners, a denim manufacturing company in Pakistan, is strengthening its female talent pipeline and differentiating from competitors by achieving a 50:50 ratio of women and men in senior management positions. Women in leadership positions have steered their respective departments toward success. The company has seen a 70% increase in sales in the U.K. denim market as well as improved performance in the female-headed supply chain department, translating to savings of almost $2 million.
English | 12 pages | IFC
Dec 6, 2018
Women in Business Leadership Boost ESG Performance
This paper explores the existing body of research linking a higher proportion of women in business leadership—including on boards of directors and in senior management—to better overall company performance.
English | 28 pages | IFC
Oct 5, 2018
Making Progress: Solomon Island businesses advance gender equality
This report shows 15 of the largest businesses in Solomon Islands are now pioneering measures to promote gender diverse workplaces, including new ways to support employees affected by violence. It looks at the first year of the Waka Mere Commitment to Action, a two-year initiative promoting gender equality in the private sector in Solomon Islands.
English | 32 pages | 2018 IFC
Jul 2, 2018
Brochure: Women on Boards and in Business Leadership Training
A training program designed for IFC partners, business and academic institutions, and individual male and female business leaders looking to invest in the future by building their female leadership pipeline.
English | 2 pages | IFC