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Financing Fairly: Assessing the Sustainability of Investment Policies for Development Finance Institutions in South Africa

Financing Fairly: Assessing the Sustainability of Investment Policies for Development Finance Institutions in South Africa

May 2020

Assessing the Sustainability of Investment Policies for Development Finance Institutions in South Africa

This report benchmarks the finance and investment policies of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) against international social, environmental and governance standards and in relation to peers from around the world.

Using the methodology of the Fair Finance Guide International and international research group Profundo, the study assesses the sustainable development and corporate social responsibility commitments of six development finance institutions (DFIs) around the globe against social, environmental, and governance standards in relation to specific themes and sectors. The report provides the results of the assessment in relation to the IDC and DBSA, with particular emphasis on two themes: climate change and power generation.

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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