IFC plans governance clauses for loans: Woicke

5 April 2001

The International Finance Corporation, a private sector arm of the World Bank, plans to include corporate governance clauses in loan agreements. IFC Executive Vice President Peter Woicke told the Financial Times (21/2/01), that projects supported by the IFC have “to meet strict environmental and social requirements” adding that there was now “tremendous pressure” from governments to add corporate governance to the list. “We want to push for corporate governance, transparency and minority shareholder protection in our loan agreements”, he claimed.