Knowledge base

Further reading on IFC Performance Standards, tools we are using in our day to day work, guides on “how to do“, links to background information.

IFC Performance Standards Guidance Notes
The IFC Performance Standards Guidance Notes are companion documents, providing guidance to clients in meeting the Performance Standards – Performance Standards and Guidance Notes – 2012 Edition.

ESMS Primer | First for Sustainability – IFC Performance Standards | First for Sustainability

Portfolio review: “Why CSR pays off….”: Innovativkonzept Ltd. experts contributed to the DEG CSR portfolio review presented during an international symposium on CSR in developing countries. – DEG Symposium: Why CSR pays off..

Tools and Guidance to work with: The IFC and other Development Finance Institutions offer tools and guidance designed to assist in assessing and managing the environment and social risks and opportunities associated with their investments. – IFC Performance Standards | First for Sustainability

Preventing Serious Incidents and Fatalities: This report details the causes and potential impacts of fatal accidents and provides practical guidance for fund managers and investors to help prevent the occurrence of such accidents. – CDC Report: Preventing Fatalities and Serious Accidents

Interesting reading

Exxon Mobil CEO welcomes fracking, but not water tower in his backyard

Investors May React Emotionally to Corporate Responsibility

That dirty is China’s water (Photo series)

Sustainable Sourcing Guide for Palm Oil Users (PDF)