Sustainability being an integral part of IFU’s investment strategy, IFU is committed to contributing to social, environmental and economic sustainable development, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Aligned with the UNGP and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, IFU will furthermore identify, prevent and mitigate potential adverse impacts related to environmental, social and governance impacts that IFU may cause or contribute to, or to which IFU is directly linked through investments and other business relationships. Where adverse impacts are identified, IFU will use its leverage to address and mitigate such adverse impacts. IFU is committed to ensuring that Environmental, Social and Governance issues in investments are aligned with international standards (as listed in sustinability Policy, Annex G) where these go beyond regulation in host countries and where these standards may improve operational excellence of the companies. This includes finding innovative solutions using IFU’s leverage as an investor.