Financial regulators and policy makers in South East Asia are increasingly turning to financial institutions to support their national sustainable development plans and the growing ESG investor community are expecting banks and businesses to contribute to societal goals such as the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. But how does a bank know and show it is making a contribution to society and the planet? The UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking is using the concept of ‘impact’ created from financial products and services as the means to measure, manage and report on banks’ alignment and contribution.

UNEP FI and CDP are organising a webinar on 17 November at 15:00-17:00 (GMT+8) that will cover:

  • Introduction on impacts for banks – Yuki Yasui, UNEP FI
    • Regulatory and investor demand on impacts
    • What are negative and positive impacts in bank’s loan portfolio and finance products?
    • How do you measure and manage them? Introduction of the UNEP FI Impact Analysis Tool
  • How banks can support its clients to create positive impacts: Insights from developing 12 positive impact finance loans – Chikako Matsumoto, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank
    • How SuMi TRUST uses the UNEP FI Impact Analysis Tools
      • Workflow of developing a positive impact loan
      • Unique elements of SMTB’s positive impact loans
    • Implementing Positive Impact Finance Loans @ SuMi TRUST
      • Overview of the 12 positive impact finance loans
      • Engagement with clients to identify impacts within their supply chain
    • Benefits of SuMi TRUST Positive Impact Finance Loans
      • How has the client benefited?
      • How has the bank benefited?
  • CDP pilot questionnaires on climate and forest for financial institutions – Radhika Mehrotra and Joseph Power, CDP
    • Introduction to CDP and financial sector updates
    • Banks’ potential portfolio impacts​
    • CDP Financial Services Climate Change Questionnaire 2020​
    • Measuring and disclosing climate change impacts​
    • CDP Financial Services Climate Change and Forests Pilot 2020​
    • Beginning to measure and disclose deforestation impacts​
    • Looking forward
  • Bank practitioner’s perspective on the CDP pilot questionnaires – Maria Consuelo A. Lukban, Bank of Philippines Island
    • Key events in BPI’s sustainability journey
      • Sustainable energy, financial inclusion, sustainability reporting, Sustainable Funding Framework
    • Drivers for participating in CDP questionnaire
    • Response process
      • Internal Resources
      • Capacity building support from CDP
    • Conclusion/learning
      • How the CDP questionnaire response ties in to efforts on environment assessment and strategic efforts

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Join this knowledge sharing and capacity building webinar, as part of the Sustainable Finance for Banks Training Roadmap webinar series, catered to banks in Southeast Asia and the greater Asia Pacific Region. The series covers 5 modules in 9 sessions and takes place from 20 October 2020 until 26 January 2021. It is co-hosted by UNEP FI, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), and the Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP).

Contact: Yuki Yasui –