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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 Joins Global Philanthropy Forum Image

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    03-24-06

    IFC Joins Global Philanthropy Forum

    Washington, D.C. - Strengthening its ties with a critical element of the international donor community - private and family foundations - the International Finance Corporation today became a member of the Global Philanthropy Forum.

    IFC Launches Web-based Private Sector Guide to Biodiversity Image

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    03-23-06

    IFC Launches Web-based Private Sector Guide to Biodiversity

    Curitiba, Brazil- The International Finance Corporation, the private arm of the World Bank, launched today a Web-based guide to help companies operating in emerging markets understand, manage, and benefit from biodiversity. The launch takes place on the occasion of th...

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    02-21-06

    IFC Adopts New Environmental and Social Standards

    Washington D.C. - The Board of Directors of the International Finance Corporation adopted today new environmental and social standards for the organization. The new standards build upon the environmental and social requirements that IFC currently applies to private se...

    IFC launched Good Practice on Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Image

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    02-14-06

    IFC launched Good Practice on Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity

    IFC's Good Practice Note on "Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity," the latest in a series of publications providing how-to guidance and good practice examples to private sector clients on a variety of social and environmental topics. The Note seeks to help IFC cl...

    60-Day Public Comment Period Reaches Halfway Point for Input on the New Draft Sustainability Policy and Performance Standards and the draft Disclosure Policy Image

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    10-31-05

    60-Day Public Comment Period Reaches Halfway Point for Input on the New Draft Sustainability Policy and Performance Standards and the draft Disclosure Policy

    Consultation Advisory No. 11 - International Finance Corporation marked the halfway point of its 60-day public comment period on its latest draft Policy an...

    IFC Launches Consultation Phase on Safeguard Update and Disclosure Review Image

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    08-17-04

    IFC Launches Consultation Phase on Safeguard Update and Disclosure Review

    Washington, D.C. - International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is launching the public consultation phase for the update of its Environmental and Social Safeguard Policies and a review of its Policy on Di...

    Seeking Comments - International Financial Corporation Safeguard-Disclosure Policy Review Image

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    02-11-04

    Seeking Comments - International Financial Corporation Safeguard-Disclosure Policy Review

    Washington, DC - International Financial Corporation(IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is currently undertaking updates of two core policies related to its leadership in setting the benchmark for global sustainability. IFC's Safeguard Policies and ...

    Leading International Banks to Announce Major Initiative -- The Equator Principles Image

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    06-03-03

    Leading International Banks to Announce Major Initiative -- The Equator Principles

    WASHINGTON, DC - Ten leading banks from seven countries will announce the adoption of the "Equator Principles," a new comprehensive set of mandatory environmental and social guidelines for the financing of projects. The Equator Principles are based on the policies and...

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