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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.
The rapid digital transformation underway in Africa has the potential to have an equally transformative impact on women entrepreneurs.
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 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
This note is designed as a quick reference guide to help companies understand how smart, gender-inclusive strategies can bolster the effectiveness of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
his discussion paper consolidates the findings of D2D’s natural resources data assessments conducted in: Colombia, Ghana, Mongolia, and Peru. It describes key challenges and makes recommendations to industry, governments, and civil society that help bridge the existing data gaps and unlock data-enabled opportunities in the natural resources sector.
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.
Part of IFC’s Women on Boards and in Business Leadership Program, the publication features the inspirational personal stories of 20 female business leaders and their advice to other female professionals aspiring to top positions. It highlights the positive impact of their leadership on private sector development in emerging and frontier markets. It also provides key […]
IFC’s flagship Sustainability Exchange was held in Dakar June 18-19 to explore how to drive innovation through inclusion. The Exchange convened game changers in infrastructure, natural resources, science, and the arts to challenge assumptions and build a pipeline of sustainable investments across Africa and the globe.
This guide aims to help local agricultural leaders (“Yachachiq”) address domestic and gender-based violence and promote healthier gender relationships using public channels and resources available to guide women and families.
A growing number of oil, gas, and mining companies have committed to create more diverse, gender-balanced, inclusive industries – recognizing that it is not only the right thing to do, but it also makes business sense.
To offer a comprehensive view of successes and gaps for youth worldwide, the 2017 Global Youth Wellbeing Index includes 29 countries and covers seven domains: gender equality, economic opportunity, education, health, citizen participation, safety and security, and information and communication technology.
Achieving the SDGs by the target of 2030 will require unprecedented cooperation and collaboration among governments, non-governmental organizations, development partners, the private sector and communities.
Together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and IPIECA (the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues), IFC has released for public review and commenting a draft report on how the oil and gas industry contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It is widely recognized that growth and jobs help lift people out of poverty.
This Atlas maps the relationship between mining and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by using examples of good practice in the industry and existing knowledge and resources in sustainable development that if replicated or scaled up could make useful contributions to the SDGs.
The document shows in a visual manner IFC’s experience promoting social accountability at the local level in Peru’s extractive regions through the implementation of the MIM (Improving Municipal Investment) Peru project.
The draft report is a collection of maps to help mining companies navigate where their products and activities – from exploration, through mining itself, to end products and eventually mine closure – can help the world achieve the SDGs.
The purpose of this Guidance Note is to provide advice to various stakeholders about what is expected in good practice social impact assessment (SIA) and social impact management processes, especially in relation to project development.
SUSTAIN magazine presents cutting-edge business solutions for achieving stronger performance while addressing sustainability challenges.
Many studies into the mining sector have described how masculine the industry is.
The handbook takes the reader step-by-step through the process of building trust relationships and gaining and maintaining a social license to operate at each project lifecycle stage.
How can companies across the world achieve stronger performance while addressing sustainability challenges? How can they learn from each other?
Economic growth is more robust and sustainable when women and men alike participate fully in the labor market.
This is intended as an easy-to-use toolkit for understanding men’s and women’s differentiated access to the resources and opportunities associated with artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and how they are affected by ASM.
The rapid development of the mining sector in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has illuminated the hardships faced by women in society, and in some cases, exacerbated them.
The primary objective of IUCN’s publication entitled “Forest and Gender” is to emphasize the importance of integrating gender equality principles in forest conservation and sustainability.
This guide, then, represents a step in the right direction to start transforming the relationship between large-scale and artisanal miners through win-win solutions that emerge out of the genuine interaction and dialogue of all stakeholders involved: governments, companies, communities, miners and development organizations.
This resource guide offers practical methodologies, frameworks and case studies for integrating gender considerations into communities and development work.