IFC's Sustainable Business Advisory Services in Sustainable and Inclusive Investing aims to mobilize institutional capital into sustainable and inclusive equity investment funds and indices by helping companies articulate, investors to recognize, and markets to reward sustainable and inclusive business practices. This objective is achieved through research, awareness raising, training and financial structuring.
Working upstream with other investors to improve market standards and, in particular, by encouraging investors to use IFC's Performance Standards as a framework for managing ESG risks.
Assisting investment funds in the development of management systems that will allow them to consider sustainability risks and opportunities at the time of investment and throughout the lifetime of the investment, and by providing strategic support to funds to help them identify projects that will enable them to meet improved market standards.
Developing partnerships with commercial entities to develop innovative investment products that enable the allocation of capital at scale.