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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.
IFC’s ‘From Disclosure to Development’ (D2D) Project in Sierra Leone strengthens the digital entrepreneurship ecosystem, with a focus on sustainably supporting mining communities.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Mining Local Procurement Reporting Mechanism (LRPM) is a set of disclosures that seeks to standardise how the global mining industry and host countries measure and talk about local procurement.
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.
It is widely recognized that growth and jobs help lift people out of poverty.
Demonstrating value examines the context and drivers for responsible sourcing and provides practical guidance on approaches that companies can take to demonstrate that they are producing materials responsibly.
This document provides information, guidance and tools to support decision-making, planning and implementation of mining local procurement in West Africa, in particular at a country level.
This report provides an overview of the global mining industry’s prioritization of local procurement.
SUSTAIN magazine presents cutting-edge business solutions for achieving stronger performance while addressing sustainability challenges.
Local content and value addition strategy is one of the methods resource-rich countries are adopting to increase the benefits from resource extraction to their economies, beyond securing optimal rents (royalties, taxes, shares, and other revenues).
Supply chain sustainability is a topic of growing importance to businesses, governments and civil society partly because the scale, scope and severity of global economic, political, social and environmental challenges requires a coordinated response from all sectors of society.
Many oil and gas producing states are introducing requirements for ‘local content’ into their regulatory frameworks.
This Local Procurement Guide is designed to provide tools and resources for companies to effectively integrate Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as suppliers through capacity building and assessment tools, by creating a policy and strategy for local procurement.
The Local Supplier Development Company Self-Assessment Tool is designed to help companies or institutions with large procurement needs to create a supporting structure that will effectively allow them to use their procurement dollars to maximize the business value that the procurement function can bring.
The new publication, Business Linkages: Lessons, Opportunities, and Challenges, is an example of IFC’s ongoing commitment to sharing knowledge and good practices, and to partnering with key global players to address challenges and identify opportunities for linkages in developing countries.