How IFC Helps
IFC brings a special approach to the climate change challenge, complementing thegood work o other organizations ocused on policy, research, advocacy, negotiation,loans to governments, and grant-based assistance.Looking through the lens o development fnance, we bring several unique eaturesas the only global multilateral institution ocused on the private sector. Working withmany partners in more than 100 countries, we invest, advise, and mobilize resourcesrom others, creating opportunity or clients in a broad range o industries in emergingmarkets. In fscal 2009 we invested $14.5 billion, including $4 billion mobilizedthrough sources such as syndications and structured fnance. In fscal 2009, more than$1 billion o our direct investments went to fnance renewable energy and energyefciency and in total, we leveraged more than $6 billion in clean energy-relatedinvestments.Climate change and sustainability are key areas o strategic ocus or us. The least-developed countries ace long-term obstacles to sustained prosperity, and climatechange poses a particularly high risk or their people, many o whom depend onagriculture, orestry, and fsheries or their livelihoods and have limited or unreliablesources o water and energy. Standing between the public and private sectors, webring market-based solutions to the challenge o creating low-carbon economicgrowth that meets the needs o the poor.
IFC AdvIsory servICes
• Helping clients understand thespecic risks and opportunities theyface from climate change• Providing technical expertise to helpthem succeed in this new environment• Partnering with donors, foundations,socially responsible corporations, NGOs,and others to assess the potential formarket transformation
• Financial innovation transactionsfocusing on “rsts”: ground-breaking transactions with signicantdemonstration effect• Helping clients gain rst-moveradvantage• Providing debt, equity, quasi-equity, riskmanagement, and resource mobilizationfor climate-positive projects
• Capturing the lessons learned from our work• Working with banks adhering to theEquator Principles, agricultural commodityroundtables, and other groups to spreadthe resulting learning for widerapplication• Developing accountingmethodologies• Game-changing appliedresearch in climate investing,adaptation, and nancialtools
• Proactively identifying emergingclimate change issues by collaboratingwith the World Bank, engaging withgovernments, and participating ininternational treaty negotiations• Identifying the resulting trends andways that business in emergingmarkets can be part of thesolution