Submitted by: International Finance Corporation
Posted: Sep 25, 2008 – 10:55 AM EST
WASHINGTON, DC. - September 25, 2008 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today appointed Greg Radford as its new Director for Environment and Social Development. Radford is a Canadian national who currently works as Chief Environmental Advisor for Export Development Canada (EDC).
As IFC Environment and Social Development Director, Radford will oversee sustainability issues, including climate change and IFC’s management of environmental and social risks.
"Joining IFC is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the financial industry's standards on the environment and social sustainability," said Greg Radford. "I am very excited to become part of a global leader and to help continue IFC’s outstanding reputation by working with other financial institutions, civil society, and the private sector in emerging markets."
In his current position, Radford is responsible for overseeing EDC’s Environmental Review Directive, directing the Environmental Advisory Services team, and providing strategic advice and guidance on environmental matters affecting EDC.
Radford holds a M.Sc., Environmental Science (Environmental Management) degree from the University of Stirling and an undergraduate degree from Mount Allison University.
He will start work for IFC on October 27, 2008.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, creates opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives. We foster sustainable economic growth in developing countries by supporting private sector development, mobilizing private capital, and providing advisory and risk mitigation services to businesses and governments. Our new investments totaled $16.2 billion in fiscal 2008, a 34 percent increase over the previous year. For more information, visit www.ifc.org
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