Interview: IFC’s Lars Thunell on standards and expansion

London - 15 June 2011 - The Financial Times, Sarah Murray

When in 2006, the International Finance Corporation devised a set of social and environmental standards to govern its lending activities, some said these would limit the IFC’s capacity to expand. With a record $18bn in new investments in 2010, these people “have been proved completely wrong”, says Lars Thunell, the institution’s Swedish-born executive vice-president and chief executive. Read More.