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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 and Donor Partners to Leverage Private Sector Potential in Addressing Climate Change Image

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    10-19-07

    IFC and Donor Partners to Leverage Private Sector Potential in Addressing Climate Change

    'ASHINGTON, D.C. - October 19, 2007 - IFC and its donor partners called today for an aggressive approach to leveraging private sector capital and innovation against climate change when they met during the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings.

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    IFC and Westpac Sponsor Workshop to Help Boost Lending to Women Entrepreneurs Image

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    10-02-07

    IFC and Westpac Sponsor Workshop to Help Boost Lending to Women Entrepreneurs

    SYDNEY - October 2, 2007 - International women bankers, including representatives from four African banks and Women's World Banking affiliate Mi-Bospo, are meeting today to exchange experience and global best practices on serving women entrepreneurs. During the four-day work...

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    09-07-07

    IFC Publishes Lessons Learned on Solar Energy

    MILAN - September 7, 2007 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today presents its lessons learned from investing in solar energy in emerging markets for more than a decade, at the 22nd European Solar PV Energy Conference. The study, entitled "Selling Solar," finds that, ...

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    09-05-07

    World Bank Group Launches New Initiative to Light Africa

    JOHANNESBURG - September 5, 2007 - The World Bank Group today launches an initiative to provide modern lighting to the 250 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa who have no access to electricity. Jointly managed by the World Bank and IFC, Lighting Africa aims to develop marke...

    IFC Congratulates Societe Generale on Adopting Equator Principles Image

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    09-04-07

    IFC Congratulates Societe Generale on Adopting Equator Principles

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 4, 2007 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has welcomed the announcement by Societe Generale that it has signed on to the Equator Principles. Adoption of the principles confirms the bank's commitment to sustainability and leadership in corp...

    New World Bank Group Studies Celebrate Tanzania's Success in Promoting Gender Equality, Recommend Further Changes Image

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    08-15-07

    New World Bank Group Studies Celebrate Tanzania's Success in Promoting Gender Equality, Recommend Further Changes

    DAR ES SALAAM - August 15, 2007 - Two new World Bank Group studies commissioned by Tanzania's Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Marketing, commend the government for progress in addressing gender inequalities in policy and legislation and for recognizing the economic contribu...

    IFC and UN Cooperate on Study of Investment Contracts and Human Rights Image

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    08-07-07

    IFC and UN Cooperate on Study of Investment Contracts and Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, DC - August 07, 2007 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie of Harvard University, launched today a joint study on foreign direct investments a...

    IFC to Launch Initiative to Protect Biodiversity in Agricultural Commodities Production Image

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    07-17-07

    IFC to Launch Initiative to Protect Biodiversity in Agricultural Commodities Production

    WASHINGTON, D.C.- July 17, 2007 "“ The expansion of agriculture is the leading cause of habitat loss around the world and one of the greatest threats to global biodiversity. IFC and the Global Environment Facility, with other donors and partners, will launch an initiative in...

    Collaboration with Stakeholders Needed to Improve Working Conditions in Shenzhen’s Information and Communication Technology Industry Image

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    07-12-07

    Collaboration with Stakeholders Needed to Improve Working Conditions in Shenzhen’s Information and Communication Technology Industry

    BEIJING- July 12, 2007 "“ A new report published today determines that collaboration between suppliers, international customers, local government, and NGOs is key to improving social and environmental conditions in the information and communication technology (ICT) industry ...

    IFC Launches a New Handbook on Stakeholder Engagement Image

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    05-16-07

    IFC Launches a New Handbook on Stakeholder Engagement

    May 15, 2007 - IFC launches a new IFC publication, "Stakeholder Engagement: A Good Practice Handbook for Companies Doing Business in Emerging Markets." The Handbook draws on IFC's own learning as well as the current thinking and practices of our client companies and o...

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