Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental & Social Risk Analysis in China

3 June 2019 | Beijing, China

An introductory training workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) took place for the first time in Chinese in Beijing (China) on June 3rd, 2019. The workshop was organized by UNEP FI and the Ecobanking Project of INCAE Business School. It was co-organised along with China SIF, and in collaboration with China Banking Association, International Finance Corporation (IFC) & WWF China.

The purpose of this event was to sensitize the personnel of financial institutions about the consequences and opportunities generated by the identification and evaluation of the socio-environmental risks of their clients and / or investment partners, and in turn to teach the participants how to detect, reduce and evaluate said risks through tools used by international financial institutions.

Around 40 participants from the banking sector attended the event. The workshop was delivered in Chinese and also interpretated into English.

Agenda

8:30

9:00
Delivery of Credentials
9.00

9.30

Opening Remarks
Yuki Yasui, UNEP FI
9.30

10.00

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER
Yuan Wei, IFC
• Economic externalities and banks’ responsibilities.
• Banking and sustainable development.
• Conceptual framework of environmental and social risks.
• Consequences and opportunities of the environmental and social risks for financial institutions.
10.00

10.30
Coffee Break
10.30

12.30
GUO Peiyuan, SynTao GF
Identification and evaluation of environmental risks:
• Goals.
• Presenting the methodology and mini real case studies.
• Analysis in groups. Exercises.

Case in partnership with WWF on China’s overseas investment
Du Hongxia, WWF China

Risk Identification: Group exercises around case studies.

Assessing the Risks:
• Risks to the environment.
• Risks to the company.
• Risks to financial Institution.

Analysing the Context:
• Regulatory framework.
• Markets.
• Natural environment.
• Society.
12:30

14.00
Lunch
14.00

15.30
Guo Peiyuan, SynTao GF

Assessment and management of environmental & social risk analysis
Introducing the methodology
Case study based exercise – Categorization of risks.
Case study based exercise – Managing the risks.
Case discussion
15.30

16.00
Coffee Break
16.00

16.30

NATIONAL SPEAKER
Li Fusheng, China EXIM Bank
Experiences in the process development of Environmental andSocial Risk Analysis
16.30

17.00

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER
Zhou Rong, IFC
Experiences in the process development of Environmental and Social Risk Analysis
17.00 – 18.00
Discussion to determine immediate needs of the Banking Sector
GUO Peiyuan, SynTao GF
Yuan Wei, IFC
• Importance of sustainability issues for banking institutions.
• Existing initiatives, future necessities.
• Setting actions points for FIs.
• Establishing dialogue with stakeholders.

18.30

Closing remarks and award of certificates

Contact:

Carolina Yazmín López
carolina.lopez@un.org

Training product of:

Co-organiser:

The event is organised in collaboration with:

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