Investments in sustainable infrastructure are critical to reaching the sustainable development goals by 2030. However economic growth alone and short-term profits are not sufficient to address climate change and inequality and business goals are increasingly intertwined with creating a positive impact on people and the planet.
IFC’s Sustainable Infrastructure (SI) Advisory team works with companies and other stakeholders to build and strengthen climate and social inclusion capabilities, which in turn strengthen their environmental, social, and governance commitments and IFC’s investment impact.
SI Advisory’s benefit-sharing services focus on the following areas:
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CommDev is the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) curated repository for information around sustainability efforts and impact infrastructure and natural resources sectors. Managed by IFC’s Sustainable Infrastructure (SI) Advisory, it hosts content around SI Advisory’s areas of work, including our programs and projects.
CommDev draws from the diverse experience of IFC, clients, on-the-ground practitioners, partner institutions and industry alliances to present a range of thought leadership, including multimedia content, blogs and reports. These exemplify best practices and offer guidelines for private, public and civil society actors.
We welcome the opportunity to connect with other practitioners working towards sustainable development in infrastructure and natural resources and related industries. To submit content to CommDev, for questions or suggestions, please contact us.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs works for Norway’s interests internationally: to safeguard the country’s freedom, security and prosperity. Norway’s interests are determined by such factors as its geographical location in a strategically important area, its open economy, its position as a coastal state and steward of substantial marine resources, and its extensive exports of oil and gas.
Global Affairs Canada manages Canada’s diplomatic relations, provides consular services to Canadians, promotes the country’s international trade, and leads Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.
The Hungarian Export-Import Bank Plc. (Hungarian EXIM Bank) is wholly owned by the State of Hungary. The mission of Eximbank is to support Hungarian exporting enterprises in facilitating the retention of jobs, growth in employment and an expansion of Hungary’s export capacities. Eximbank performs the tasks of Hungary’s export credit agency, which are regulated by the legislative frameworks of the OECD and the EU, with the basic objective of facilitating the sale of Hungarian goods and services in foreign markets.
The Japanese Ministry of Finance (MOF) was established as a government body in charge of public finance and monetary affairs. MoF is the key ministry responsible for MDBs including WBG. Japan is 2nd largest shareholder for both IFC & World Bank with MOF in charge of oversight and providing the Japanese Executive Director.