Our sustainable finance training services are part of our effort to fulfill the mission of UNEP FI to “identify, promote, and realise the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations”.

The primary aim of these services is to raise awareness and to build capacity in sustainable finance amongst UNEP FI Signatories and other financial institutions, as well as relevant stakeholders in governments, NGOs and academia, especially in developing countries and emerging markets.

Training Products

UNEP FI has a range of training offerings, both online and in workshop format, covering several themes.

  • Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Training Programme
  • Corporate Ecoefficiency in Financial Institutions (CEFI) Online Course
  • Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector Online Course

ESG Integration Training Programme for Investors

UNEP FI collaborates with the ICGN to disseminate the ESG integration training programme to its members. The training programme helps investors identify, analyse and integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) information into the investment process and has been developed as part of a European Commission project.
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  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis – Santiago

    UNEP FI/Ecobanking are organizing an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop, in collaboration with CAF – Latin American Development Bank. This training session will take place on the 4th of November in Santiago de Chile. We are convening this workshop with the aim of sensitizing bankers, risk & credit managers and other relevant […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis – Paraguay

    UNEP FI/Ecobanking conducted an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop, in collaboration with the Sustainable Finance Table of Paraguay (“Mesa de Finanzas Sostenibles de Paraguay”) . This training session took place on the 2nd of September in Asuncion. We convened this workshop with the aim of sensitizing bankers, risk & credit managers and […]

  • Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) online course: Impact survey results

    The ESRA Online Course has been held in English, French and Spanish since its inception in 2006. UNEP FI and its programme partners INCAE Business School, Ecobanking Project and GIZ wished to evaluate the impact and influence of the ESRA Online Courses in the financial activities of the former participating institutions who had taken the […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis – Peru

    15 July 2016 | Lima, Peru UNEP FI/Ecobanking are organizing in Peru an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop, in collaboration with GIZ Peru. This training session will take place on the 15th of July in Lima. We are convening this workshop with the aim of sensitizing bankers, risk & credit managers and […]

  • 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.

  • Environmental & Social Risk Analysis Online Course

    24 October – 11 November, 2016, Spanish
    31 October – 18 November, 2016, French
    7 – 25 November, 2016, English

  • 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 Paraguay

    2 September 2016 | Asuncion, Paraguay
    UNEP FI/Ecobanking conducted an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop, in collaboration with the Sustainable Finance Table of Paraguay (“Mesa de Finanzas Sostenibles de Paraguay”), made up of nine banks of the system.

  • 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 .

  • Corporate Ecoefficiency in Financial Institutions Online Course

    2 – 20 May 2016 – Spanish