IFU's sustainability policy

IFU has signed up to the 10 UN Global Compact principles, and we are committed to implementing and advancing these together with the project companies we invest in.

IFU's approach to sustainability is based on the internationally recognised principles of the UN Global Compact, and we encourage the project companies to let these principles constitute the framework for their work with human rights, labour rights, environment and anti-corruption.

IFU's sustainability policy and anti-corruption guidelines are based on the requirements of a number of international conventions and declarations. It is widely agreed internationally that they represent the minimum framework and principles for sustainable development, including the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights,  which defines a number of criteria for handling human rights and labour rights. We hereby seek to contribute to the global achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals.

IFU will not invest in projects involving activities that are included on the exclusion list. This list has been prepared in cooperation with the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI).

All companies that IFU invests in must comply with IFU's sustainability policy and anti-corruption guidelines. To support the sustainability effort of the project companies we have prepared a sustainability handbook, which elaborates on how IFU's sustainability policy should be understood and interpreted. Furthermore, it provides recommendations on how the project companies can work strategically and proactively with sustainability issues. The recommendations are based on IFU's long experience with sustainability in developing countries and emerging markets

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Contact persons
Andreas Brogaard Buhl

Andreas Brogaard Buhl

Head of Sustainability and Corporate Governance
Tel.: +45 33 63 75 16
Mob.: +45 20 66 79 64

Birgitte Bang Nielsen

Birgitte Bang Nielsen

Sustainability Director
Tel.: +45 33 63 75 26
Mob.: +45 22 68 75 26