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Investments with positive impact intent top $2trn, says IFC
The total amount of funds invested with the aim to generate positive social or environmental impact are already likely to be between $2.1 trillion and $3.5 trillion, according to estimates by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Exclusive: IFC to integrate ESG into underwriter selection process
The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has become the first green and social bond issuer to formally integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into its underwriter selection process.
EGO fund buys 10 green bonds
The landmark Amundi emerging market green bond fund bought 10 green bonds last year, meaning it is now almost one-third towards its final goal - but had to sell notes after the fund's advisory committee declared that they should no longer be deemed 'green'.
Nippon Life invests in IFC social bond tackling Covid-19
Japanese insurance company Nippon Life has bought a AUD 200 million ($126 million) social bond issued by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), in a private placement.
Winners revealed in Environmental Finance's Bond Awards 2020
Environmental Finance's Bond Awards were expanded again this year to reflect the growth and evolution of the green, social and sustainability (GSS) bond markets and to include the nascent GSS loan market.
Three Swedish firms invest in IFC's SEK 3bn coronavirus bond
Part of World Bank's $14bn financial package to help curb the pandemic
Equator Principles teams up with IFC to help banks manage risks
The Equator Principles Association (EPA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are to collaborate in efforts to strengthen the capacity of financial institutions to manage environmental and social risk.
A way forward for impact investing: a new set of principles
The IFC's Operating Principles for Impact Management will help bring greater transparency and discipline to the market, writes Hans Peter Lankes
LeapFrog – targeting the emerging consumer
How does the world's biggest private equity impact specialist invest? Joe Walsh reports