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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.

    International Finance Corporation and United Nations Release Study of Human Rights and Investment Contracts Image

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    03-12-08

    International Finance Corporation and United Nations Release Study of Human Rights and Investment Contracts

    Washington, D.C. - March 12, 2008 "“ International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative on Business and Human Rights (SRSG), Professor John Ruggie of Harvard University, released today a consultation draft of the researc...

    IFC Agreement with ING Bank Supports Abatement of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Ukraine Image

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    02-11-08

    IFC Agreement with ING Bank Supports Abatement of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 11, 2008-IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and ING Bank N.V. of the Netherlands have signed an agreement to help reduce methane emissions in Ukraine. The agreement takes place under the Netherlands European Carbon Facility, a joint facility o...

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    02-07-08

    Applications Sought for IFC Social Responsibility Agribusiness Consultants

    The Social Responsibility Program at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has received Environmental and Social Development Business Line funding toward the cost of conducting an assessment on the viability of implementing the Better Work Program in African agribusine...

    IFC and ILO Team Up to Support Jordanian Clothing Exports Through Improved Labor Standards Image

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    02-07-08

    IFC and ILO Team Up to Support Jordanian Clothing Exports Through Improved Labor Standards

    WASHINGTON D.C. - February 7, 2008 - Jordan's Minister of Labor, Basem Khalil Al-Salem, today announced the launch of Better Work Jordan, a project designed by the International Labour Organization and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, that will help improve working co...

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    01-31-08

    IFC Promotes Sustainable Banking in the Middle East

    DUBAI - January 31, 2008 "“ Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President and CEO of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, discussed sustainable banking today with the Middle Eastern banking community. He explained how the integration of social, environmental, and corporate govern...

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    01-30-08

    Standard & Poor's ESG India Index Launched

    MUMBAI - January 30, 2008 - Standard and Poor's, CRISIL and KLD Research & Analytics, the social and environmental research firm, today announced the launch of the S&P ESG India Index, the first investable index of companies whose business strategies and performance ...

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    01-17-08

    International Finance Corporation (IFC) Seeks Senior Project Officer For Social Responsibility Team

    WASHINGTON DC - January 17, 2008 - The Social Responsibility Team in the Sustainability Business Innovator (SBI) focuses on developing market based solutions that hold the promise of delivering social benefits for local communities, and that leverage the strengths of communi...

    Emerging Market Companies Win by Using Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Business, a Joint IFC and SustainAbility Report Reveals Image

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    01-16-08

    Emerging Market Companies Win by Using Innovative Strategies for Sustainable Business, a Joint IFC and SustainAbility Report Reveals

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 16, 2008 - What do an egg producer in China, a plastic pipe manufacturer in Brazil, and a chemical producer in India have in common? These companies each gained a competitive advantage by developing business strategies to become environmentally and...

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    11-30-07

    IFC and Mercer Launch First Sustainability Survey in Emerging Markets

    WASHINGTON, DC - November 29, 2007 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has appointed Mercer to undertake the first in-depth research on how prevalent environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors are in emerging market investments.

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    11-19-07

    Innovating to Support Women Entrepreneurs

    KAMPALA, UGANDA - November 19, 2007 - A coalition of 15 banks from around the world is coming together in Uganda on November 19-20, 2007, to discuss how to increase access to finance for women entrepreneurs. This year's annual summit of the Global Banking Alliance for Women ...

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