The Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT) for the World Bank Group (WBG) builds on an existing alliance designed to facilitate access to accurate and up-to-date conservation information by decision-makers to promote responsible investment and development. Originally known as IBAT for IFC, recognising the long standing investment that IFC has made in guiding this implementation of IBAT, IBAT for WBG is designed to support environmental and social specialists across the WBG with the implementation of environmental and social standards, with current emphasis on IFC Performance Standard (PS) 6. IBAT for WBG is being used by IFC, IBRD and MIGA, and is also being offered to interested Equator Principles Financing Institutions (EPFIs) and OECD Export Credit Agencies (ECAs) to help ensure a more consistent interpretation of PS6 amongst financing institutions worldwide.
This application is the result of a collaborative project among the International Finance Corporation, BirdLife International, Conservation International, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).
IFC is a member of the World Bank Group. It finances and provides advice on private sector ventures and project's in developing countries. IFC helps developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, providing advisory services to businesses and governments, and mobilizing capital in the international financial markets. IFC's Sustainability Framework articulates a strategic commitment to sustainable development as an integral part of our approach to risk management. The Sustainability Framework promotes sound environmental and social practices, encourages transparency and accountability, and contributes to positive development impacts. IFC's Performance Standards, which are part of the Sustainability Framework, are globally recognized as a benchmark for environmental and social risk management in the private sector.
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BirdLife International is a global Partnership of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with a special focus on conservation and birds. Each NGO Partner represents a unique geographic territory, and BirdLife Partners operate in over one hundred countries and territories worldwide. The BirdLife Global Partnership has more than 4,000 staff working on conservation, over 2.5 million members worldwide and 10 million worldwide supporters. The BirdLife International Partnership strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources.
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Conservation International is a conservation organisation that believes that the Earth's natural heritage must be maintained if future generations are to thrive spiritually, culturally, and economically. CI’s mission is to conserve the Earth's living heritage – our global biodiversity – and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature.
Visit CI online at www.conservation.org
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental network - a democratic membership union with more than 1,000 government and NGO member organizations, and almost 11,000 volunteer scientists in more than 160 countries. IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice.
Visit IUCN online at www.iucn.org
The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme, the world's foremost intergovernmental environmental organization, and WCMC 2000, a UK-based charity. The UNEP-WCMC is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence for the synthesis, analysis and dissemination of global biodiversity knowledge, providing authoritative, strategic and timely information for conventions, countries/territories, organizations and companies to use in the development and implementation of their policies and decisions.
Visit UNEP-WCMC online at www.unep-wcmc.org