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.

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