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Mar 12, 2018
This Good Practice Note is intended to be used in conjunction with other EHS Guidelines and IFC's Performance Standards to identify, avoid, mitigate, and manage EHS risks and impacts in hydropower projects.
74 pages | © March 2018 IFC | Complimentary
Mar 2, 2018
This Good Practice Handbook provides guidance to practitioners on taking rigorous and consistent approaches to assess and manage hydropower project impacts on downstream river ecosystems and people, through the assessment and provision of environmental flows (EFlows).
154 pages | © March 2018 IFC | Complimentary
Dec 31, 2014
This Good Practice Note contributes to IFC's continued commitment to supporting clients in a responsible and forward-looking approach to traditional livestock production and aquaculture in intensive and extensive systems to, among other things, help producers access and maintain entry to high quality and value market segments.
29 pages | © December 2014 IFC | Complimentary
Aug 1, 2013
Supply chain risk has become a major area of concern for companies in the agribusiness sector, as well as for their customers, financiers, and external stakeholders. This Good Practice Handbook is intended for those agro-commodity companies that want to better manage supply chain environmental and social risks. The Handbook focuses on five major agro-commodity supply chains—palm oil, soy, sugarcane, cocoa, and coffee—but many of the tools, resources, and case studies can be used as guidance for other agro-commodities.
196 pages | © August 2013 IFC | Complimentary
Aug 1, 2013
This Good Practice Handbook on Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management: Guidance for the Private Sector in Emerging Markets proposes a six-step process to assist private sector companies in emerging markets identify cumulative impacts and guide them in the effective design and implementation of measures to manage such cumulative effects.
102 pages | © August 2013 IFC | Complimentary
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
Mar 1, 2013
This publication highlights the lessons of experience from the IFC-PERU Liquefied Natural Gas (PLNG) project. A focus on continuous improvement and adaptive management throughout the project, and an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and participatory monitoring are among lessons that are useful across sectors.
40 pages | © March 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
Nov 7, 2012
2 pages| © November 2012 IFC | Complimentary
Jan 1, 2012
Presents IFC's range of investment products aimed at supporting the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
6 pages | © January 2012 IFC | Complimentary
Jan 1, 2012
IFC's Sustainability Framework articulates the Corporation's strategic commitment to sustainable development, and is an integral part of IFC's approach to risk management. The Sustainability Framework comprises IFC's Policy and Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability, and IFC's Access to Information Policy.
84 pages | © January 2012 IFC | Complimentary
Jan 1, 2012
The Performance Standards are directed towards clients, providing guidance on how to identify risks and impacts, and are designed to help avoid, mitigate, and manage risks and impacts as a way of doing business in a sustainable way. Translations are available in French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish and Myanmar Language (Burmese).
72 pages | © January 2012 IFC | Complimentary
Oct 20, 2011
2 pages | © October 2011 IFC | Complimentary
Jul 1, 2011
2 pages | © July 2011 IFC | Complimentary
Aug 6, 2007
This report explores how conventional structured finance methods may improve the access long-term finance for natural tropical forests.
May 1, 2007
This handbook endeavors to provide a comprehensive overview of good practice in stakeholder engagement, with a dedicated focus on stakeholder groups that are "external" to the core operation of the business, such as affected communities, local government authorities, non-governmental and other civil society organizations, local institutions and other interested or affected parties.
Sep 1, 2006
To highlight the practical challenges and value of the external monitoring mechanism, the publication draws illustrative examples from the experiences of IFC during the Chad-Cameroon pipeline project in 2001.
Mar 1, 2006
This guide is designed to help companies operating in emerging markets better understand their relationship to biodiversity issues and how they can effectively manage those issues to improve business performance and benefit from biodiversity.
Online Only | © March 2006 IFC | Complimentary|
Jun 1, 2005
The IFC’s technical assistance facilities in Indonesia are establishing relationships with civil society organizations to help private companies and entrepreneurs contribute more to sustainable development.
Jun 1, 2005
This case study highlights Honey Care Africa Limited, a socially responsible Kenyan small business that sells hives to local subsistence farmers and buys their honey at guaranteed prices.
1 page | © June 2005 IFC | Complimentary
Feb 1, 2005
This publication summarizes the results of research on the triple bottom line from two studies, emphasizing environmental, social and economic sustainability in the ecolodge sector.
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Dec 1, 2002
The Unilever Company in Ghana was alarmed by the potential effects HIV/AIDS could have on its workers and the surrounding community; an estimated 100,000 people. Unilever partnered with a local NGO to improve its existing workplace program and reached nearly two thousand employees, their families, and the surrounding community.
Aug 1, 2002
Based on more than 240 real-life examples in over 60 countries, Developing Value is the first large-scale study analyzing the business case for sustainability in emerging markets.
Jun 1, 2002
The Note seeks to provide companies who are interested in addressing the topic of child labor with a range of basic, good practice approaches that other businesses have successfully applied in addressing the issue of harmful child labor in their workplaces and those of their vendors and suppliers.
Mar 1, 2002
The purpose of this handbook is to provide guidance to project sponsors in complying with World Bank Group's policy on Involuntary Resettlement (OD 4.30) and in preparation of a Resettlement Action Plan (RAP).
Jan 1, 2001
This report highlights some of the entrepreneurial obstacles and needs faced by women in Indonesia's micro, small and medium enterprises, from legal discrimination to educational disadvantage; social pressures and access to finance issues.
Jan 1, 2001
The Gender and Growth Assessment identified specific legal and administrative barriers to investment that have a gender dimension and suggested that Uganda could gain as much as 2% growth per annum by addressing gender inequalities.
Jan 1, 2001
Not having comprehensive rights to land restricts the way in which land can be used as collateral for business borrowing, and both hampers credit markets and dampens the business environment in general.
Jan 1, 2001
This report focuses on AWDF, an Africa-wide fundraising and grant-making initiative for African women. It is the first attempt at an Africawide philanthropic institution promoting social change through the funding of autonomous women's organizations.
Jan 1, 2001
This Guide aims to further IFC's mission to "promote private sector investment in developing countries, which will reduce poverty and improve people's lives." It seeks to help interested companies by drawing on the community development experiences of some of the world's leading companies.
Mar 1, 1999
The purpose of this study is to examine whether stabilization clauses, a widely used risk-management device in investment contracts, may affect a state’s action to implement its international human rights obligations.
Nov 1, 1998
Public consultation, as referred to in this Good Practice Manual, is a tool for managing two-way communication between the project sponsor and the public. Its goal is to improve decision-making and build understanding by actively involving individuals, groups and organizations with a stake in the project. This involvement will increase a project's long-term viability and enhance its benefits to locally affected people and other stakeholders.