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  • Solicitation Number: RFP 20-0512
  • Issue Date: Sep 27,2019
  • Closing Date: Oct 18,2019


International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries.  IFC supports private sector development both by investing and by providing advisory services that build businesses.

The Environment, Social and Governance Sustainability Advice and Solutions department (CEG) is IFC’s center of excellence in the environmental, social and governance areas and offers a range of expertise to help investment and advisory clients identify and solve complex environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risk-related challenges, and to find value-added opportunities in their business operations.  It is through this expertise that CEG delivers on the two themes of the department strategy:  (i) developing ESG solutions for clients, partnering with industry to find solutions to common issues; and (ii) leveraging ESG expertise and operational experience in emerging markets to maintain IFC’s leadership in sustainability through ESG standards – the Environmental and Social Performance Standards (PSs) and the Corporate Governance (CG) Methodology.

The Financial Institutions Resources, Solutions and Tools (FIRST) website (http://firstforsustainability.org, called FIRST for Sustainability, was launched by IFC and partner institutions in July 2011.  The site serves as a global resource on environmental and social risk management, environmental business opportunities and sustainability related tools and information, developed by IFC and other DFIs.  FIRST was begun through generous support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

The solicitation may be obtained by sending an email to the designated Category Manager, referencing the following information:

1. Solicitation Number

2. Company Name

3. Contact Person Name and Title

4. Address

5. Telephone Number

6. Fax Number

7. Contact's Email Address

A copy of the solicitation will be sent to organizations that have replied to and are eligible to receive this advertisement. All requests and questions regarding this solicitation shall be directed to the following designated Corporate Procurement Category Manager(s):

- emaliganya@worldbank.org

The WBG reserves the right to publicly disclose contract award information, including but not limited to, name of company receiving the award, brief description of services, and contract award amount, for any contract award valued over US$250,000.  Offeror's proposal and contractual documents will remain confidential and therefore not subject to disclosure. 

The World Bank reserves the right to reject any or all responses without recourse.