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.
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND. - January 28, 2009 - A new report by IFC, the United Nations Global Compact, and the Swiss government finds that although the financial industry understands the necessity of developing methodologies and tools that examine environmental issues in the inves...
WASHINGTON,DC. - October 21, 2008 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Bank of Scotland, part of the HBOS Group, are hosting a global summit to discuss innovative ways to increase access to finance for women entrepreneurs. The 8th Summit of Global Banking ...
WASHINGTON D.C. - October 16, 2008 "“ IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a partnership with AccountAbility to develop a unique corporate management system that will help companies based in emerging markets strengthen their businesses through corpor...
HANOI,VIETNAM. - October 7, 2008 "“ IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the International Labour Organization today launched the Better Work Vietnam program to improve working conditions for more than 700,000 workers in the Vietnamese apparel industry and boost...
Washington, D.C. - October 2, 2008 - A new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and MI-BOSPO, a leading micro-credit organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina, has found that the number of women entrepreneurs in that country is growing despite challenges involving...
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 Develo...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 17, 2008 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today signed an agreement with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to launch a 12-month research and consultation project to help private enterprises worldwide create new opportunities fo...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 16, 2008 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a joint project with the Global Reporting Initiative to help companies in emerging markets improve relationships with stakeholders and attract investors by better measuring,...
- August 1, 2008 -
Job Title: Senior Projects Officer "“ Social Responsibility
Appointment Type: 2-year Term
Recruitment Type: Co-Term
Location: Headquarters, Washington, DC
WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 8, 2008 - The World Bank Group invites the media to its first global business conference and competition for off-grid lighting in Africa. The conference, Lighting Africa 2008, will take place at the La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana, f...