UNEP FI and Ecobanking Project/INCAE Business School partnered with the International Trade Centre (ITC), the African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises (AGF) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to deliver a training session on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) with a focus on SME designed for financial institutions in Ivory Coast.
This was offered for the first time in French by UNEP FI and its Partners and was held a few days after the Green Finance Conference took place in the country on 19 and 20 June. The Green Finance Conference was co-organised by the Government of Ivory Coast, the African Development Bank (ADB), ITC, AGF and NDF.
The training session – which focused on environmental and social risks in lending and investment and opportunities resulting in adopting green finance practices – was one of a series of trainings on Green Finance held in Ivory Coast from 25 to 27 June 2018. Our tutor shared with participants a case study developed by UNEP FI / REDD+ describing a methodology to develop a financing offer in the sustainable agricultural sector, specifically in cocoa.
The training aimed to raise awareness of potential aggregated risk across different lending products offered by financial institutions, especially in relation to a given sector and its supply chain. Additionally the training aimed to guide participants through strategies and tools to detect, mitigate and evaluate these environmental and social risks.
For more information on the ESRA training programme, please click here.
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