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IFC Adopts New Environmental and Social Standards

Author: Intl. Finance Corporation (IFC), Published on: 21 February 2006

The Board of Directors of the International Finance Corporation adopted today new environmental and social standards for the organization. The new standards build upon the environmental and social requirements that IFC currently applies to private sector projects it finances in the developing world. A new policy on disclosure, adopted at the same time, will increase transparency requirements...In approving the new set of standards, IFC’s Board requested some refinement of the language. Accordingly, the final version of the Performance Standards and Disclosure Policy will be issued as a complete text in the coming weeks.

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