Rio+20’s draft declaration's call “to launch an international process to promote the role of innovative instruments of finance for building green economies”, opens the door to new, innovative opportunities for financial market institutions and the private sector in general.

India is well-placed to benefit from the successful development of the solar energy industry. It is hoped that this guidebook will encourage project developers and financiers in India and elsewhere to adopt industry best practices in the development, construction, operation and financing of solar projects.

Climate change creates risks and opportunities for the private sector in emerging markets, and may impact the performance of financial institutions and the companies they invest in.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) published a report by Asian Tigers Capital Partners that highlights that involvement by the private sector is critical for Bangladesh to prepare for both the challenges and opportunities of climate change.

The purpose of this water footprint assessment is to provide Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd (JISL) with a framework to measure and report on the water footprints of its products, assess the potential influence of those footprints on local hydrologic systems, assess potential social and ecological impacts, and identify possible response strategies.

This booklet focuses on IFC's work in climate change, highlighting leading projects from all regions and explaining their role in filling the financing gap.