9-10 March 2005| Bogotá, Colombia
The Colombian financial sector displayed strong interest in the UNEP FI Latin American Task Force‘s (LATF) first training event on environmental and social aspects of credit risk. An executive breakfast, held on March 9, raised awareness of strategic choices related to environmental and social issues at the senior management level. The executive breakfast was also attended by the Colombian Banking Superintendent, who welcomed the process and expressed an interest to be involved in further work on the issues. The workshop on March 10 provided a rigorous training in the analysis of environmental and social credit risk. Participants worked through several case studies and were provided with a range of background documents to help them identify, categorise and mitigate diverse risk scenarios associated with non-financial issues. Both events counted on participation from 25-30 individuals, ranging from bank presidents to financial analysts. Discussions were lively and reflected the strong interest of participants to learn more about a topic that many banks in Colombia are recognizing as in increasingly important issue. The LATF would like to thank its partners and co-organizers in this event:


Careen Abb
Email: la@unepfi.org.