IFC Sustainability Updates

IFC's Environment, Social and Governance department sends regular updates on our latest thinking, products and tools to support sustainable investment in emerging markets. To stay updated on these and other Sustainability learning events and knowledge products, please join the Sustainability mailing list.



July 22, 2021 Sustainable Banking Network Quarterly Update - July 2021


June 30, 2021 Empowering State-Owned Enterprises Leadership for a Green, Inclusive, and Resilient Development: The Launch of the WBG SOE Leadership Toolkit


June 10, 2021 IFC Sustainability Webinar: Overview of IFC Performance Standard 2


May 13, 2021 IFC Sustainability Webinar: Overview of IFC Performance Standard 1


April 19, 2021 Sign Up for Regional Consultations on Draft IFC/MIGA Independent Accountability Mechanism (CAO) Policy


April 8, 2021 Sustainable Banking Network (SBN) Quarterly Update – March 2021


March 25, 2021 New Guidance for Private Sector on Addressing Risks of Retaliation Against Project Stakeholders


March 4, 2021 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Overview of IFC Performance Standards


December 21, 2020 Sustainable Banking Network (SBN) Quarterly Update - December 2020


November 25, 2020 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Advancing Environmental Assessment in Africa


November 12, 2020 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Inclusive Leadership and Resilient Organizations: Navigating through Crisis and Recovering Stronger


August 28 , 2020 IFC Sustainability Webinar: Addressing GBV and Harassment-Emerging Guidance for the Private Sector


July 16, 2020 New Good Practice Note: Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment


June 22, 2020 Sustainable Banking Network Launches Necessary Ambition Report


June 4, 2020 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Rebuilding Resilience through Sustainable Finance


April 10, 2020 IFC Interim COVID-19 Advice for Clients on Preventing & Managing Health Risks, Supporting Workers, and Company Leadership on Crisis Response


February 4, 2020 Sustainable Banking Network (SBN) Quarterly Update - January 2020


January 28, 2020 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Trends in Taxonomy Development and Lessons from Emerging Markets


December 20, 2019 Requesting External Peer Review for Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment – Good Practice Note for the Private Sector


October 15, 2019 IFC Sustainability Announces Two New Publications: "SME Governance Guidebook" and "Trailblazers: Portraits of Female Business Leadership in Emerging and Frontier Markets"


October 10, 2019 Sustainable Banking Network Launches Second Global Progress Report


September 13, 2019 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Meet MALENA: Using Artificial Intelligence to Strengthen Environmental & Social Risk Management and Move Markets


September 9, 2019 Website launch for IFC’s Environmental and Social Risk Management Program (ESRM) in Africa


May 30, 2019 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: GMAP - Global Map of Supply Chain Risks in Agro-Commodity Production


Mar 22, 2019 New Publication! Corporate Governance and Performance In Emerging Markets


Mar 14, 2019 Requesting External Peer Review for Good Practice Handbook on Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement


Feb 4, 2019 Practical Course on Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability / August and September 2019


Jan 21, 2019 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Women in Business Leadership – A Boost to ESG and the Triple Bottom Line


Jan 17, 2019 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Creating Green Bond Markets in Africa


Jan 9, 2019 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Introduction to the Good Practice Note on Managing Risks Associated with Modern Slavery


Oct 12, 2018 IFC Perspectives Magazine: Issue 2: Raising ESG Standards


Oct 1, 2018 Launch of Sustainable Banking Network (SBN) "Creating Green Bond Markets – Insights, Innovations, and Tools from Emerging Markets"


Sep 21, 2018 New sustainability podcast from IFC: In Their Own Words


Aug 14, 2018 Requesting External Peer Review: Good Practice Note on Managing Risks Associated with Modern Slavery


Mar 29, 2018 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Introducing the Good Practice Handbook on Environmental Flows for Hydropower Projects


Mar 16, 2018 From Experience to Knowledge: New Hydropower Resources Now Available


Feb 26, 2018 Sustainable Banking Network Launches First Global Progress Report


Jan 10, 2018 Introducing the revised Sustainability Training and E-Learning Program for Financial Institutions


Jan 9, 2018 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Introduction to IFC's Good Practice Note on Managing Contractors' Environmental and Social Performance


Dec 13, 2017 Practical Course on Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Social Sustainability / 18-29 June 2018


Dec 1, 2017 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Introducing the Good Practice Notes on Life and Fire Safety for Hotels and Hospitals


Nov 14, 2017 New IFC Resources on Managing Environmental and Social Performance


Aug 17, 2017 IFC Offers Local Language Sustainability Resources


Jun 5, 2017 IFC Announces New & Improved Sustainability Website


May 28, 2017 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Practical Guidance on Conducting Environmental & Social (E&S) Due Diligence against the IFC Performance Standards for Financial Intermediaries


May 18, 2017 IFC Sustainability Webinar Series: Introduction to IFC's Good Practice Handbook on Use of Security Forces


Apr 27, 2017 Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) Guidance Now Available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish


Mar 28, 2017 New IFC Guidance on Use of Security Forces: Assessing and Managing Risks and Impacts


Mar 22, 2017 IFC & WWF Present GMAP: Global Map of Supply Chain Risks in Agro-Commodity Production


Mar 1, 2017 FIRST for Sustainability website relaunched