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International Finance Corporation

The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is the largest multilateral provider of financing for private enterprise in developing countries. IFC finances private sector investments, mobilizes capital in international financial markets, facilitates trade, helps clients improve social and environmental sustainability, and provides technical assistance and advice to businesses and governments. From its founding in 1956 through FY06, IFC has committed more than $56 billion of its own funds for private sector investments in the developing world and mobilized an additional $25 billion in syndications for 3,531 companies in 140 developing countries. With the support of funding from donors, it has also provided more than $1 billion in technical assistance and advisory services.

IFC Receives Environmental Excellence Award from the District of Columbia Image

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08-05-10

IFC Receives Environmental Excellence Award from the District of Columbia

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today received an environmental excellence award from the District of Columbia, reflecting IFC’s commitment to addressing global environmental challenges and mitigating the effects of climate change.

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IFC Meets with Latin American Companies, Civil Society Groups to Strengthen its Sustainability Standards  Image

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06-04-10

IFC Meets with Latin American Companies, Civil Society Groups to Strengthen its Sustainability Standards

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, met yesterday with stakeholders from Latin America in Bogota, Columbia, to discuss ways to strengthen its standards on environment and social sustainability. The discussion focused on ways to better address emerging issues that have re...

IFC Congratulates Moroccan BMCE Bank on Adopting Equator Principles  Image

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05-11-10

IFC Congratulates Moroccan BMCE Bank on Adopting Equator Principles

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, welcomes the announcement by BMCE Bank, Banque Marocaine du Commerce Exterieur, that it has become the 68th financial institution to adopt the Equator Principles.

This confirms the bank's commitment to sus...

IFC, World Bank Promote Reforms to Increase Women's Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries Image

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03-17-10

IFC, World Bank Promote Reforms to Increase Women's Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

IFC and the World Bank, members of the World Bank Group, today are launching a guide that will help policymakers and development practitioners design and implement reforms to increase women's participation in the private sector in developing countries.

IFC and S&P Launch World's First Carbon Efficient Index for Emerging Markets Image

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12-10-09

IFC and S&P Launch World's First Carbon Efficient Index for Emerging Markets

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Standard & Poor's are launching the world's first carbon efficient index for emerging markets that should mobilize more than $1 billion for carbon-efficient companies over the next three years.

The ...

IFC, S&P Launch World's First Carbon Efficient Index for Emerging Markets Image

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12-07-09

IFC, S&P Launch World's First Carbon Efficient Index for Emerging Markets

IFC, a member of the World Bank group, and Standard and Poor's invite media to the launch of the world's first carbon-efficiency index for emerging markets that aims to mobilize more than $1 billion for carbon-efficient companies over the next three years.

IFC-ILO Better Work Conference Promotes Improved Labor Standards, Increased Competitiveness Image

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11-19-09

IFC-ILO Better Work Conference Promotes Improved Labor Standards, Increased Competitiveness

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the International Labour Organization are meeting today with governments, garment industry leaders, and labor-related organizations to promote labor standards for millions of workers and expand efforts to increase companies' competitiveness in global market...
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11-13-09

Highlighting 10 Years of Increasing Competitiveness through Improved Labor Standards

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, the International Labour Organization, and Better Work are inviting media to a full-day event highlighting 10 years of increasing competitiveness through the improvement of labor standards.

On November 19, ...

IFC and Global Reporting Initiative Launch Guide on Gender and Sustainability Reporting Image

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10-26-09

IFC and Global Reporting Initiative Launch Guide on Gender and Sustainability Reporting

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Global Reporting Initiative today launched a practitioner’s guide to help organizations worldwide create opportunities for women, adopt best practices in sustainability reporting, and improve companies' bottom lines.

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09-15-09

IFC Launches Review of Its Social and Environmental Standards, Disclosure Policy

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today begins a review and update of its standards on social and environmental sustainability and its disclosure policy, which are part of IFC's longstanding commitment to sound environmental management and social development.

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