A recognised bank used on average 7,000 tons of paper annually. They decided to buy recycled paper instead of virgin fibre paper. This resulted in:

  • Energy Savings
  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction
  • Avoiding the generation of 17 millions of gallons of residual water
  • Avoiding the generation of 2 millions of pounds of solid wastes
  • Conserving more than 6.800 tons of wood.

If this financial institution obtained these results with just one action, what do you think your institution could accomplish with several actions, and how much money do you think that you could save?

Discover how your institution can make real savings whilst at the same time helping the environment.

The Online Course on Corporate Eco-Efficiency in Financial Institutions (CEFI) seeks to train representatives of the financial sector on how to make efficient use of the resources involved in the daily internal operations of financial institutions (FIs) and thus reduce their environmental footprint.

Course in 2017:

Dates Language Tutors
8 – 26 May Spanish Jenny Montes (Colombia)

Target Audience: Courses are directed specifically at middle and higher level FI representatives responsible for operational and procurement matters within their institutions.

Course Contents: Each course guides participants through five key areas in which FIs have a direct impact on the environment:

  • Water
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Buildings
  • Supply Chains

Through the CEFI Course, financial institutions and other relevant stakeholders such as companies from other economic sectors can achieve their commitments to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are three key SDGs in this area: Water (Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all); Energy (Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all); and Climate Change (Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts).

Course Structure:

Each course is divided into three consecutive parts:

Part I – Introduction to the themes and practical assignments
This part of the course lasts two weeks. Participants are required to do readings, work on real case studies, take part in discussion fora and hand in an assignment on ecoefficiency measures that could be implemented in their respective institutions.

Part II – In-house implementation
During this part of the course participants no longer produce assignments online; instead during two days participants are invited to develop a set of ecoeefficiency measures directly within their respective institutions.

Part III – Final assessment
Participants reconvene on the Online Course platform together with the course Tutor to present and assess the results of their in-house experiments.

Duration: Three weeks

Time commitment: Two hours/day on average, Monday to Friday

Timetable: Flexible, participants to set their own study times

Cost*:

Participant Profile Fee
Representatives of multinationals, multilaterals, private banks and large public FIs 950 USD
Representatives of subsidiaries non UNEP FI members, small local banks, sme/microfinance oriented entities 790 USD
Signatories (Headquarter & Subsidiaries) to UNEP FI 600 USD

Please note that course fees serve exclusively to cover the costs of running the course.

Applications: All applications should be submitted via our online form at least one week prior to the course.

The CEFI Online Course is a product of the Latin American Task Force of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and the Ecobanking Project, developed with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and the INCAE Business School.

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For further information please contact:
Carolina Yazmín López
training [at] unepfi.org

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