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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 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.
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.
In this report, IFC presents a set of recommendations for governments, industry and civil society aimed at improving data disclosure and use practices of mining royalty data to provide citizens with complete, relevant and actionable information. En el informe de D2D Datos de Regalías Mineras en Colombia: Datos en beneficio de los ciudadanos, IFC presenta […]
Royalties paid by natural resources companies active in Bolivia are intended to support local community development. But often local communities that are impacted by projects do not receive critical benefits to improve their living conditions, such as access to basic services and infrastructure. This can create a difficult operating environment, with host communities looking to […]
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
This guide is specifically designed for facilitators and trainers wanting to raise awareness of local communities in oil and gas producing regions.
The overall goal of this guide is to enable local communities affected by oil, gas and mining projects to carry out constructive, peaceful engagement and negotiation with companies and government, with the aim of achieving sustainable development and improved quality of life.
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.
This paper aims to help stakeholders better assess the voluntary initiatives space for mining and consider options to increase impact.
A resource guide for integrating agreements into Communities and Social Performance work at Rio Tinto.
A Community Development Agreement or CDA can be a vital mechanism for ensuring that local communities benefit from large-scale investment projects, such as mines or forestry concessions.
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.
There is growing need for companies in the palm oil sector to earn a social license to operate (SLO) in response to stakeholder concerns and to manage business risks.
Providing benefits to communities affected by a project can help a company to obtain and maintain a “social license to operate,” and manage project risks and stakeholder expectations.
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 […]
Gaining secure land tenure is a fundamental business requirement for mine development that can result in displacement and resettlement of families and communities.
This toolkit provides step-by-step guidance for companies seeking to measure and monitor their reputation among all stakeholder groups. It has been peer reviewed by the University of Queensland.
SUSTAIN magazine presents cutting-edge business solutions for achieving stronger performance while addressing sustainability challenges.
The publication addresses the idea of how stronger relationships with stakeholders not only secure the business’ “license to operate,” but also contribute to its sustained innovative strength – creating financial and societal value.
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?
This report was produced by ICMM, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Brunswick.
This guidance note to Performance Standard 1 provides good advice on setting up stakeholder engagement programs and approaches.
To help companies get back to the basics, BSR published this report to guide internal discussions on tools and approaches to stakeholder engagement.