14 December 2011 | Moscow, Russia

UNEP FI/Eco-banking organized for the first time in Russia an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop, in collaboration with our local partners WWF Russia and VnescheconomBank. We convened this workshop with the aim of sensitizing bankers, risk & credit managers and other relevant parties across the financial sector, on the importance, effective techniques and consequential benefits of incorporating environmental and social considerations into their investment and risk management decision-making. A carefully targeted group of risk managers, credit officers and analysts, as well as structured finance officers attended this workshop. In the course of a day participants were oriented towards practical mechanisms and tools for implementing Environmental and Social Risk Management, case-study based exercises and activities, as well as peer-to-peer experience sharing from banking practitioners from Barclays and EBRD.