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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets.

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IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets.

    “It takes much more than one person or one institution.”

    “It takes much more than one person or one institution.”

    Pro-Natura International Founder Marcelo de Andrade speaks with Hector Gomez of IFC about how they came to work together to protect the Brazilian Amazon through sustainable investing.

    • 5 min
    “Home will always be Durban.”

    “Home will always be Durban.”

    Krish Kumar has been chief financial officer of the city of Durban for 20 years. He speaks with Lisa Da Silva of IFC about lessons from his career and what keeps him motivated.

    • 4 min
    “Okay, I can do something about this.”

    “Okay, I can do something about this.”

    IUCN Director Frank Hawkins is an expert in the birds of Madagascar. He speaks with IFC wind energy specialist Sean Whittaker about how their professional lives have become intertwined.

    • 5 min
    “I realized how powerful it is to stand in their shoes.”

    “I realized how powerful it is to stand in their shoes.”

    Mining executive Nick Cotts and civil society leader Steve D’Esposito reflect on the importance of understanding one’s critics and the value of connection between people with differing points of view.

    • 4 min
    “It started over pizza and beer in the basement.”

    “It started over pizza and beer in the basement.”

    American Bird Conservancy President Mike Parr speaks with Lori Anna Conzo of IFC about changing mindsets around conservation and how the IFC Performance Standard on biodiversity known as PS6 has revolutionized the market.

    • 4 min
    “If we are really going to make a difference we have to persevere.”

    “If we are really going to make a difference we have to persevere.”

    IFC colleagues Mary Peschka and Satyam Ramnauth talk about changing views about the private sector in development, especially in challenging markets.

    • 6 min

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