Past Events

Climate Finance Workshop Chile

3 October 2018 | Santiago, Chile

UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Ministry of Finance of Chile, in collaboration with the British Embassy Santiago, held a workshop on “Climate Finance” on the morning of October 3rd at the Ministry of Finance.

Peer to peer in-person exchange

1-2 October 2018 | Sao Paulo, Brazil

There is a new opportunity to learn from your peers in the Latin American and Caribbean region! The in-person exchange provides richer opportunities for UNEP FI members to connect with one another and to share practical “hands-on” experiences implementing sustainable finance work across banks in banks across Latin America.
The exchange will provide “visiting members” insights into the operations and procedures implemented by “host members” regarding good practices around the key environmental, social and governance topics identified in UNEP FI’s Sustainable Banking Guide.

Climate Finance Day in Mexico

18 September 2018

The “Climate Financing Day in Mexico”, which was organized by the Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (GFLAC), the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), and the Climate Initiative of Mexico, took place on September 18. The objective of the event was to facilitate a multi-actor dialogue to support the mobilization, allocation, access, management of resource in order to accelerate climate action and accomplish the commitment of The Paris Agreement.

Seminario Avance de Finanzas Sostenibles

24 May 2018 | Santiago de Chile

La Iniciativa Financiera de ONU Medio Ambiente (UNEP FI), la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), Doble Impacto / Banca Ética y ALAS 20 / GovernArt llevaron a cabo el exitoso Seminario “Avance de las Finanzas Sostenibles” que tuvo lugar en Santiago de Chile el 24 de mayo de 2018. El Seminario sobre finanzas sostenibles […]

Shaping the sustainable insurance agenda in Latin America

15 May 2018 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) were launched during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro—two decades after the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio—also known as the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

This May, we’re going back to Rio for another pioneering event—the first PSI regional market event for Latin America.

PROYECTA SOLAR CHILE LATAM 2018

15 May 2018 | Santiago de Chile

The annual event PROYECTA SOLAR CHILE LATAM 2018 will be held on May 15th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Santiago de Chile. The Chilean Association of Solar Energy (ACESOL) holds this Latin American Gremial Meeting for Solar Development every year and the entire solar sector meets with guests from a different country each year.

2018 Sustainability Week in Lima

7-11 May 2018 | Lima, Peru

(English) UNEP FI will take part in the 2018 Sustainability Week to be held in Lima this year. During this week, several banks that have implemented sustainability strategies will share their experiences applying Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS). This year, new sessions will be launched on green lines, impact funds and new technologies to […]

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

28 March 2018 | Santiago, Chile

Carolina López, UNEP FI Representative in Chile, will be participating in the 3rd version of the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” organized by the Santiago Stock Exchange and the UN Global Compact Chile

Sustainable Finance Workshop in Ecuador

28 February 2018 | Quito, Ecuador

Asobanca and BID Invest, in collaboration with IDE Business School carried out a workshop in Quito, Ecuador, focussed on Sustainable Finance and the integration of sustainability within governance, strategy and financial products.  

Chilean Sustainable Finance Public-Private Working Group

26 January 2018 | Santiago, Chile

The “Chilean Sustainable Finance Working Group” organized by the Sustainability & Climate Change Agency and the Corporate Leaders Group for Climate Change (CLG), in collaboration with the British Embassy Santiago, GIZ and UNEP FI, will be holding an event about the international experience on Green Banks.

3rd Latin American Conference on Responsible Investments

21 November 2017 | Santiago, Chile

The 3rd Latin American Conference on Responsible Investments (IRlatam2017) will take place on November 21st from 8:30 am to 13:00 at Centro Parque, Santiago de Chile. On behalf of UNEP FI, Carolina López will present on “Positive impact financing: A new business and financing paradigm for sustainable development”.

Climate week 2017 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change”

13-16 June 2017 | Santiago, Chile

UNEP FI will be participating in the Climate week 2017 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change” that will take place in Santiago de Chile from 13 to 16 June 2017. This event is being organized by the Foundation Konrad Adenauer, the Ministry of Environment, along with other partners and collaborators. The event will have several panels, throughout the week. On June 16th, UNEP FI will be part of a panel on “Sustainable Finance” with a focus on Sustainable Construction Financing, along with Banco Santander Brazil.

Breakfast Meeting: Sustainable Finance in Latin America and Chile

28 March 2017 | Santiago, Chile

The United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), along with CAF – Latin American Development Bank, and the Ecobanking project/INCAE Business School, are organizing an Executive Breakfast on Sustainable Finance in Latin America and Chile, which will be held on Tuesday, March 28 from 9h to 11h30 in Santiago de Chile.

Sustainability in the financial world: where are we and where do we go? A look at Chile & Latin America

8 March 2017 | Santiago, Chile

UNEP FI is partnering with CLG Chile, Bolsa Comercio Santiago, Cámara Chileno-Británica, Facultad Economía y Negocios Universidad de Chile, British Embassy Santiago, and MEXICO2 on an event that will discuss sustainable finance in Chile and Latin America including a discussion of sustainable development and capital markets, and the role of green bonds in the transition to a lower carbon economy.

Old Events

Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Chile

4 noviembre 2016 | Santiago, Chile
Este taller tiene como objetivo sensibilizar al personal de las instituciones financieras sobre las consecuencias y oportunidades generadas por la identificación y evaluación de los riesgos socioambientales de sus clientes y/o socios de inversión, y a su vez enseñar a los participantes cómo detectar, disminuir y evaluar dichos riesgos a través de herramientas utilizadas por instituciones financieras internacionales.

Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis – Costa Rica

13 October 2016 | San Jose, Costa Rica
UNEP FI/Ecobanking conducted an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis in-person training workshop, in collaboration with UN-REDD Programme, Sistema de Banca para el Desarrollo (SBD) and its main operators, and the Superintendence of Financial Institutions (SUGEF).
UNEP FI/Ecobanking organizaron un Taller presencial Introductorio de Capacitación sobre Análisis de Riesgos Ambientales y Sociales (ARAS), en colaboración con el Programa ONU-REDD, el Sistema de Banca para el Desarrollo (SBD) y sus principales operadores, y la Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (SUGEF).

Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis in the Housing and Construction Sector

15 July 2016 | Lima, Peru
In Peru, as well as in other Latin American countries, the regulatory framework on environmental issues is advancing rapidly, posing increasingly demanding challenges, which will guide and encourage the implementation of appropriate environmental and social management of the various economic stakeholders, especially financial institutions that aim at taking the lead on financial issues related to the environment. Since January 2016, a new regulatory framework requires Peruvian banks to perform social and environmental risk assessments. UNEP FI/Ecobanking conducted in Peru an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop. The event was organised in collaboration with the Finance Mechanisms for Low Carbon Development Project (FinanCC), which is implemented by GIZ Peru, and Fondo Mivivienda .

Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Colombia

7 December 2011 | Bogota, Colombia UNEP FI/Ecobanking organized for the second time in Colombia an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk training workshop, in collaboration with the Banking Association. This training session took place on the 7th of December, in the Hotel Porton de Bogota. We convened this workshop with the aim of sensitizing bankers, […]

Advanced Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Panama

14 & 15 September, 2011 | Panama City, Panama UNEP FI – Ecobanking convened the “Advanced ESRA Training Workshop”, seeking to train exclusively risk managers and analysts who already have a basic understanding/experience of environmental risk management and are seeking to step up their ESRM systems. Over one-and-a-half days through a “risk lab” participants from […]

Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Ecuador

2 June 2011 | Quito, Ecuador An Introductory Environmental and Social Risk training workshop, co-organized by UNEP FI and Ecobanking, took place on the 2 June in Quito, Ecuador, at the Hotel Hilton Colon. The workshop aimed was to sensitize bankers, risk & credit managers and other relevant parties across the financial sector, on the […]

Advanced Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Mexico

17 & 18 March 2011 | Mexico City This is the third time that UNEP FI, together with the Ecobanking Project, are convening an “Advanced ESRA Training Workshop” in Latin America, as part of the broader Environmental & Social Risk Analysis Training Programme. Aimed specifically at risk managers and analysts who already have a basic […]

Taller de Entrenamiento Básico sobre Identificación y Evaluación de Riesgos Socioambientales en los Procesos Crediticios para el sector financiero en Uruguay

12 November 2010 | Montevideo For the first time UNEP FI/Ecobanking convened an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk training workshop in Uruguay, in collaboration with the Private Banking Association and our local member, Banco Comercial. We organized this workshop with the aim of sensitizing bankers, risk managers and other relevant parties across the financial sector […]

Advanced Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Peru

25 & 26 October 2010 | Lima, Peru This is the second time that UNEP FI – Ecobanking convened the “Advanced ESRA Training Workshop”, seeking to train exclusively risk managers and analysts who already have a basic understanding/experience of environmental risk management and are seeking to step up their ESRM systems. Over one-and-a-half days through […]

Peer-to-Peer Breakfast Meeting on Environmental & Social Risk

24 September, 2009 | Lima, Peru Organised in collaboration with BBVA Banco Continental under the auspices of the Peruvian banking Association (ASBANC), this Breakfast Meeting provided the country’s risk managers with a golden opportunity to gather for a collective reflection on the adoption and implementation of environmental and social risk management policies and practices, in […]

First Advanced Training Workshop (ATW) on Environmental and Social Risk Management

22-23 September, 2009 | Bogota, Colombia Building on the success of the Environmental and Risk Analisis (ESRA) Training Programme developed over the years since 2005 by UNEP FI’s Latin American Task Force and its partner, the Ecobanking Project, the Task Force launched a brand new training workshop which seeks to further complement the Programme. The […]