International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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Company: International Finance Corporation (IFC), Washington, DC, USA
Company Description: The IFC, part of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector. The IFC helps business in developing countries create and preserve jobs by providing loans and investment.
Nomination Category: Corporate Literature Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Best Annual Report - Print

Nomination Title: Where Innovation Meets Impact, IFC Annual Report 2010

Date this annual report was first distributed:
September 30, 2010

Briefly describe this entry's communications objectives and how it met those objectives (up to 100 words):

The Annual Report is IFC’s main marketing vehicle, promoting and explaining the distinctive benefits of the organization’s work to a wide audience. It is designed to put a human face on the organization’s efforts to help the private sector create opportunity and improve lives. To make the report more user-friendly as a reference tool on IFC’s activities, we introduced a stepped design structure that made it easy to navigate. Our overall approach—combining innovative design with high-impact stories and photography—allowed us to attract a larger audience.

About 30,000 copies of the Annual Report were distributed to representatives of our 182 member countries, donors, think tanks, and other influential stakeholders. Web downloads increased by more than 20 percent.

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Core IFC Team Members:

Bruce Moats (Director of Corporate Relations)
Lisa Kopp (Chief, Brand Marketing and Production)
Joseph Rebello (Chief Editor)
Henry J. Pulizzi (Annual Report Editor)

Design Firm: Addison