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IFC and the World Green Building Council Announce Global Partnership to Accelerate Green-Building Growth

Washington, D.C., July 8, 2013 —IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the World Green Building Council will collaborate to rapidly scale up the construction of green buildings in emerging markets. The new partnership demonstrates a shared commitment to enhancing the built environment and mitigating climate change.
The relationship will be announced at an event with several presentations:
· “The Business Case for Green Buildings” by the WorldGBC
· The debut of IFC’s EDGE application for mass market green building design and certification
· U.S. Green Building Council on how green buildings respond to climate change
Title:         “Transforming the Built Environment in Emerging Markets”
Date:         Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Venue: IFC, 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Room L-101, Washington, D.C., 20433
· Jane Henley, CEO, World Green Building Council
· Prashant Kapoor, Principal Industry Specialist, Green Buildings, IFC
· Roger Platt, Senior Vice President of Global Policy and Law, U.S. Green Building Council
· Marcene D. Broadwater, Global Head of Climate Strategy and Business Development, IFC
Register to watch the webcast at .
About IFC
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. In FY12, IFC’s investments reached an all-time high of more than $20 billion, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs, spark innovation, and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges. For more information, visit .
About the World Green Building Council
The World Green Building Council is a network of national green building councils in more than ninety countries, making it the world’s largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace. The WorldGBC’s mission is to strengthen green building councils in member countries by championing their leadership and connecting them to a network of knowledge, inspiration, and practical support. For more information, visit .
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit .