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This draft paper highlights current trends in the use of social key performance indicators (KPIs) in Sustainability-Linked Finance, with a focus on the infrastructure sector.
Sustainability-linked finance (SLF) is a powerful tool for mobilizing capital as the world moves towards a greener global future. SLF incentivizes companies to pursue ambitious, long-term environmental and social goals, and its use can help countries achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
This note shares examples of recent sustainability-linked financing, including several involving IFC in various roles, to highlight how investors can utilize these new instruments in emerging markets and mitigate greenwashing risks.
This guide provides a framework to the market on how sustainable debt instruments can be used to advance gender equality in both the public and private sectors.
This document illustrates how gender-responsive climate-smart mining (CSM) strategies are good for business and good for the planet. It outlines entry points for gender considerations within the pillars of the CSM Initiative and enlists recommendations for different stakeholders such as companies, government and civil society to engage.
This Guidance Note highlights how training initiatives can respond to women and men’s different needs and learning preferences. It is intended to strengthen the skills and practice of training providers who run technical business courses for entrepreneurs—whether face to face, or virtually.
The series Capturing Hydropower’s Promise features suggested approaches on implementing local benefit sharing in hydropower projects, along with good practice examples.
This brief highlights 10 insights extracted from the publication Capturing Hydropower’s Promise: A Guide to Local Benefit Sharing in Hydropower Projects.
This guide has been developed to address key questions and gaps in information we have experienced and observed through extensive discussions across the gender smart investing field over the past few years. It is a practical “how to” step by step guide for fund managers on how to strengthen gender diversity within their own firms and incorporate a gender focus into investment operations.
This readiness self-assessment tool was designed for use by municipal governments as part of IFC’s advisory support to clients. It leverages knowledge and experience of IFC’s From Disclosure to Development (D2D) program which aims to improve effectiveness of data and information use for the benefit of communities. The tool complements the implementation of guidelines by […]
This note highlights how increasing gender inclusivity in urban development projects is a key factor in achieving development and investment outcomes.
This brief highlights the benfits of cities involving women in service design, tariff structures, and the water and sanitation workforce
A World Bank Group report finds that the production of minerals, such as graphite, lithium and cobalt, could increase by nearly 500% by 2050, to meet the growing demand for clean energy technologies. It estimates that over 3 billion tons of minerals and metals will be needed to deploy wind, solar and geothermal power, as […]
These are key highlights from the paper “Local Benefit Sharing in Large-Scale Wind and Solar Projects,” providing insights into the unique social challenges and opportunities for wind and solar developers.
When companies recognize the opportunity of a more diverse workforce and supply chain, and of engaging more broadly with communities, they can increase productivity, reduce costs, and strengthen social license to operate.
This series of briefs provided tools for infrastructure and natural resources companies to benefit from gender equality.
As the sector responds to the challenges of clean, reliable, and affordable energy services—there are emerging pathways to close gender gaps and bolster performance across the energy value chain—by including women as potential employees, owners of SMEs, and as consumers.
By understanding the differentiated ways women and men benefit from, contribute to, and experience modes of transport, IFC clients can leverage these insights to maximize their profits while better sharing risks and benefits across the communities they serve.
These are key highlights from the knowledge publication “Unlocking Data Innovation for Social License in Natural Resources” which describes how companies can use new data tools, approaches, and techniques to generate and sustain social license in communities.
These are key highlights from the publication “Data in Action” which consolidates the findings of the natural resources data assessments conducted in: Colombia, Ghana, Mongolia, and Peru by the From Disclosure to Development (D2D) program.
These are key highlights from the publication “Transparency for Impact” which intends to help natural resources companies, government agencies, and development practitioners, design and implement transparency-related interventions.
This document is part of a series of knowledge products by IFC’s From Disclosure to Development program. Two other publications in the series are Unlocking Data Innovation for Social License in Natural Resources and Natural Resource Data: Challenges and Opportunities.
This report describes how companies can use new data tools, approaches, and techniques to generate and sustain social license in communities.
The study provides recommendations on how to improve the investment climate for renewable energy and wind energy, in particular, through benefit sharing, risk management, and local community engagement.
Nepal is leading the way in benefit sharing with its Local Shares phenomenon that sees up to 10% of shares in hydropower developments set aside for purchase by people in affected communities.
The content of the Handbook is organized around seven key areas comprising a comprehensive strategic planning framework for community investment.
The role of big business in poverty reduction cannot be overemphasized.