14 June, 2005 | Zagreb, Croatia After a first awareness-raising event in March 2005 in Poland (see Sustainability – Risks and Opportunities for Polish Financial Institutions), the Central and Eastern European Task Force hosted a conference for financial institutions in South-East Europe. The event was held on 14 June, 2005 in Zagreb, Croatia and was organised in close collaboration with EBRD, the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) and the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe. The aim of this half-day event was to raise awareness of the importance of environmental and social risks and opportunities in the banking business. Topics addressed included, environmental risks in lending, environmental regulations affecting the financial service sector, environmental reporting and management in financial institutions, and particular environmental issues of relevance for the finance sector such as climate change.