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Sustainability Exchange 2019 Conference Program Booklet

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.

By |June 21st, 2019|Artisanal and Small Scale Mining|0 Comments

Data Innovation for a Stronger Social License

Can data help firms increase profits while decreasing social friction? This report shows how firms in the natural resources sector can leverage new sources of data to form and deepen relationships with local communities and stakeholders in ways that are profitable, inclusive, and sustainable for all parties concerned. The report showcases the experience of firms […]

By |June 16th, 2019|Artisanal and Small Scale Mining|0 Comments

Setting Sail towards Zero Emissions in Shipping

The shipping sector emits 1 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year, representing about 2.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. But change is on the horizon. This new industry brief highlights the progress towards the creation of a more sustainable shipping industry. It chronicles the recent regulatory changes and commitments on the part of […]

By |June 12th, 2019|Artisanal and Small Scale Mining|0 Comments

Local Benefit Sharing in Large-Scale Wind and Solar Projects

This paper offers insights into the unique social challenges and opportunities for wind and solar developers. It distills lessons from the experiences of wind and solar companies in securing and maintaining social license to operate by ensuring that local communities share in the benefit from their projects.

Generating Private Investment in Fragile and Conflicted-Affected Areas

The private sector can help break the cycle of conflict, fragility, and poverty that persists in many fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS). This study draws on academic research and IFC’s experience with the private sector in FCS to derive lessons on how to engage with the private sector to foster growth, job creation, and stability.

By |February 28th, 2019|Conflict and Grievances|0 Comments