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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.
The series Capturing Hydropower’s Promise features suggested approaches on implementing local benefit sharing in hydropower projects, along with good practice examples.
This paper aims to help enable the increased adoption of Indigenous equity ownership arrangements by providing a detailed, specific and scalable partnership model, focused on transmission development.
This paper, prepared by the First Nation Major Project Coalition, highlights the growing world examples of Indigenous ownership in major projects including energy infrastructure.
This brief highlights the benfits of cities involving women in service design, tariff structures, and the water and sanitation workforce
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.
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.
This guide aims to help companies set effective site water targets that are informed by catchment context, which can create value and lessen risks for the company and support collective action.
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.
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.
Water scarcity poses a risk to companies in the mining and metals sector, but it also represents a significant opportunity–to catalyze collective solutions that improve water security and sanitation for all.
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).
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.
A resource guide for integrating agreements into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto.
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.
Environmental sustainability factors related to mining operations can have significant impacts on both short and long term financial performance of mining companies.
This brief outlines the importance of taking into account legal and regulatory risks in investment decisions regarding copper and gold mines and briefly discusses the research the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) is conducting to qualify and quantify those risks.
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has received the final report of the independent Task Force it commissioned to review its tailings management requirements and guidance under its Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative.
South Gobi Water and Mining Industry Roundtable About the Program Mongolia’s mining sector is a critical source of investment, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of government revenue, and local economic activity – and a key water user. The extraction, processing, and transportation of mineral resources could potentially bring significant changes to pastoral landscapes and […]
What is the true value of water? What risks does water pose for the private sector? Why do various groups see the value of water differently, and how can these views be reconciled?
SUSTAIN magazine presents cutting-edge business solutions for achieving stronger performance while addressing sustainability challenges.
The guide aims to outline a comprehensive and systematic approach for identifying, evaluating and responding to catchment-based water-related risks.
How can companies across the world achieve stronger performance while addressing sustainability challenges? How can they learn from each other?
ICMM’s Water stewardship framework outlines a common industry approach for what is a complex and locally-defined issue.
In 2013, IFC commissioned a community perceptions baseline survey in the South Gobi region of Mongolia to assess the following issues: access to water, use of water and opinions on water management.
Mining companies are increasingly concerned about water risk at all levels: physical, regulatory, reputational and investor.
IFC has prepared a set of Guidance Notes, corresponding to the Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability.