Global Sector Lead
International Finance Corporation (IFC)


IFC approach to financing sustainability in the Glass industry.

IFC, as part of the World Bank Group, supports the development of the private sector in emerging markets. It is providing capital and advisory services to glass manufacturers to help them strengthen sustainability. Investments are financing the adoption of technologies to reduce emissions and energy use, increased use of recycled glass in production, and development of more sustainable products, among others.


Li currently is the IFC’s global sector lead and senior investment office focusing on base materials (construction materials, chemicals and fertilizers) industries. Li has over 25 years’ experience with international banks, non-banking financial institutions and multinational development bank in Asia, Europe and North America, working on corporate finance and project finance transactions. Currently Li actively works on sustainability financing and is the co-author of IFC publications of COVID Impact note on cement industry, reports of strengthening sustainability in the glass, plastic and steel industries.