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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 Celebrates One Year of New Environmental and Social Standards: Image

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    05-14-07

    IFC Celebrates One Year of New Environmental and Social Standards:

    WASHINGTON, DC, May 14, 2007 - Within one year of their implementation, IFC’s environmental and social standards have emerged as the global benchmark in project financing. The standards, which are the basis for the Equator Principles, are used in close to 90 percent of proje...

    IFC and Aureos Launch New Initiative to Promote SME Sustainability Image

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    05-07-07

    IFC and Aureos Launch New Initiative to Promote SME Sustainability

    WASHINGTON DC.- May 7, 2007 "“ IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, and Aureos Capital Limited, a private equity fund management company based in Mauritius, have launched an initiative to help small and medium enterprises in emerging markets improve their env...

    State Street Global Advisors Launches Rexiter Global Emerging Markets Sustainability Strategy: Image

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    04-11-07

    State Street Global Advisors Launches Rexiter Global Emerging Markets Sustainability Strategy:

    State Street Global Advisors Launches
    Rexiter Global Emerging Markets Sustainability Strategy:
    IFC Commits Initial Investment
    In Boston
    Arlene Roberts
    State Street Global Advisors
    Phone: +1 617 664 3933

    Short List Selected for 2007 FT Sustainable Banking Awards Image

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    04-02-07

    Short List Selected for 2007 FT Sustainable Banking Awards

    LONDON - April 2, 2007 - The Financial Times and IFC today announced the short list of banks nominated for the 2007 FT Sustainable Banking Awards. Selected from 151 entries representing more than 100 banks in 51 countries, the diverse nominees reflect the rising importance o...

    IFC and ICF Win UN-Habitat Environmental Award for Wetland Conservation Project Image

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    03-28-07

    IFC and ICF Win UN-Habitat Environmental Award for Wetland Conservation Project

    DUBAI - March 28, 2007 "“ IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, and the International Crane Foundation were honored today with the UN-Habitat/Dubai Municipality "International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment," for their joint wetland...

    Banks Gain Competitive Edge through Sustainability-Oriented Risk Management and Product Development, Says New IFC Publication "Banking on Sustainability" Image

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    03-27-07

    Banks Gain Competitive Edge through Sustainability-Oriented Risk Management and Product Development, Says New IFC Publication "Banking on Sustainability"

    WASHINGTON, D.C., - March 26, 2007 "“ IFC (International Finance Corporation), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, issued today a publication entitled "Banking on Sustainability," which demonstrates that banks that integrate environmental, social and governance ...

    Global Financial Leaders Discuss Sustainable Finance Image

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    03-21-07

    Global Financial Leaders Discuss Sustainable Finance

    March 21, 2007 - As business leaders seek leading-edge strategies to successfully manage and grow their financial institutions among the economic, environmental and social challenges of the 21st century, the International Finance Corporation and the Sustainable Finance Acade...

    2007 FT Sustainable Banking Awards Draw 151 Submissions from 104 Banks in 51 Countries Image

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    03-16-07

    2007 FT Sustainable Banking Awards Draw 151 Submissions from 104 Banks in 51 Countries

    LONDON- March 16, 2007- More than 100 institutions from 51 countries have submitted entries to the 2007 FT Sustainable Banking Awards, run in association with IFC, underlining the program's role as the leading global awards recognizing best practice in triple bottom line ban...

    IFC Offers Guidance to the Private Sector in Relation to ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Image

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    03-14-07

    IFC Offers Guidance to the Private Sector in Relation to ILO Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

    March 13, 2007- The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced today the release of a new IFC publication, "ILO Convention 169 and the Private Sector: Questions and Answers for IFC Clients." The publication is intended as a practical guide for IFC clients and t...

    IFC and Raiffeisen Partnership for Energy Efficiency Lending in Hungary Helps Renovate 300 Apartment Blocks Image

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    02-12-07

    IFC and Raiffeisen Partnership for Energy Efficiency Lending in Hungary Helps Renovate 300 Apartment Blocks

    BUDAPEST- February 12, 2007 "“ IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, and Raiffeisen Bank Hungary reached a milestone in energy efficiency financing with the renovation of 300 apartment blocks in Hungary. Since February 2006, IFC and Raiffeisen’s program has of...

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