A member of the World Bank Group, IFC is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, IFC uses its six decades of experience to create opportunity where it is needed most. In financial year 2016, long-term investments rose to nearly US$19 billion. IFC leverages its capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity.
Standing between the public and private sectors, IFC brings market-based solutions to respond to the challenge of creating low-carbon economic growth. IFC seeks to lead by example, with a growing green building portfolio that now tops US$2 billion. The aim is to demonstrate financial success in order to encourage positive change in investment patterns in rapidly urbanizing markets, which is where the greatest potential impact can be made.