12 November 2021
(English) Chinese text below
United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Ecobanking Project/ INCAE Business School, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, along with China SIF, SynTao Green Finance and RepRisk delivered the first ESRA hybrid training in Chinese. The course was held online from 15 September to 15 October, and a two-day in-person training took place on 14 and 15 October in Beijing.
The ESRA Chinese course aims to facilitate Chinese banks to establish and implement an effective environmental and social risk management system in China, and further promote sustainable development practices in China’s financial sector.
This year, the ESRA Chinese course format has been upgraded from a three-week online course into an “online + in-person” training, with additional peer sharing sessions. This “training + discussion” model promoted communication, knowledge and experience sharing among participants and built a bridge between participants and mentors. In the meantime, it also deepened participants’ understanding of methodologies related to environmental and social risk analysis and strengthened their practical skills.
——-ESRA Chinese in-person Training workshop introduction——
In the 2 days in-person training session, Dr Guo Peiyuan reviewed the content of the online course, explained the impact of environmental and social risks for financial institutions, and he introduced how to identify and classify environmental and social risks and common environmental and social risks assessment methods and practical tools.
Based on case studies, Ms Guan Rui, guided participants to work on how to use professional tools to identify various types of Environmental and Social risks, trying to establish an effective risk management system or improve the existing risk management system.
Several financial experts were invited to share their practice and experience in establishing environmental and social risk management systems from their organizations.
Mr Philipp Aeby, CEO of RepRisk, spoke with attendees via video call on how information technology can assist in risk diagnosis and assessment. In his video, he also explained how RepRisk combines high-level artificial intelligence with human intelligence to provide environmental and social risk information to over 80 banks and financial institutions, global clients, helping them analyze risks.
The in-person workshop also set up a discussion session, in which participants shared their own knowledge and views under ESRA architecture. Through the online course and two days of on-site learning, discussions and exercises, participants have systematically learned how to identify, assess and manage E & S risks in financial institutions, and mastered the practical tools for risk management.
Participants who complete the course will receive an ESRA training course certificate, which is jointly awarded by UNEP FI, Ecobanking Project/INCAE Business School, GIZ, in collaboration with China SIF. The Chinese ESRA training course will continue next year to give financial institution practitioners extensive practical support in enhancing their environmental and social risk management capabilities.
（中文版）2021 年 ESRA 中文培训线下研修在京举行
—— ESRA中文课程北京线下研修介绍 ——
在本期线下研修中，UNEP FI中国顾问兼授权培训师、China SIF发起人、商道融绿董事长郭沛源博士首先为学员回顾了线上学习的内容，解释了环境社会因素对金融机构的影响、如何识别和对环境社会风险进行分类。在授课环节里，郭沛源博士结合国内外先进经验做了案例分析，并对常用的环境社会风险评估方法和工具做了生动讲解。
ESG风险信息数据提供商RepRisk 公司的CEO Philipp Aeby先生通过视频连线的方式向学员分享了信息科技如何助力风险识别与评估，介绍了RepRisk如何结合人工智能、高阶机器学习和人工智慧，为全球80多家银行及金融机构客户提供环境社会风险信息，为业务尽调和风险评估提供依据。
在UNEP FI 授权培训师和行业专家的引导下，各位学员通过两天的现场学习、讨论和演练，系统学习了金融机构环境和社会风险的识别、评估和管理，掌握了环境与社会风险分析及评估的框架方法以及风险管理的基本工具。完成全部学习的学员将得到由UNEP FI和China SIF联合颁发的ESRA培训课程结业证书。