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Our sustainable finance training services are part of our effort to fulfill the mission of UNEP FI to “identify, promote, and realise the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations”.

The primary aim of these services is to raise awareness and to build capacity in sustainable finance amongst UNEP FI Signatories and other financial institutions, as well as relevant stakeholders in governments, NGOs and academia, especially in developing countries and emerging markets.

Training Products

UNEP FI has a range of training offerings, both online and in a workshop format, covering several themes.

  • Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Training Programme
  • Corporate Ecoefficiency in Financial Institutions (CEFI) Online Course
  • Climate Change and TCFD: Risks and Opportunities for the Banking Industry Online Course
  • Green Bonds Training Programme
  • Ecosystems & Sustainable Finance Training Programme
  • Responsible Investment Training Programme
  • Sustainable Finance Training Programme
  • Sustainable Finance for Cooperatives of Saving & Credit Training Programme
  • Green Hydrogen Financing Training Programme
  • Race to Net Zero Training Programme
  • University Diploma in Sustainable Finance

15 December 2021

Training sessions on “Integrating Climate-Related Financial Risk” Successfully held in the Eastern Carribean Region

Since March 2021, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Agence Française de Développement Group (AFD and Expertise France, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) delivered five online training workshops on “Integrating climate-related financial risks” in the Eastern Caribbean region, with a aim to prompt the development and implementation of climate-related regulations.

12 November 2021

First ESRA Hybrid training in Chinese

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.

5 November 2018 | Santiago, Chile

Seminario Inversiones Responsables / Responsible Investment Seminar

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Business Finance Center (CFE) and the Center for Business Sustainability (CBS) of the Adolfo Ibáñez University will co-organize a seminar on Responsible Investment in Santiago de Chile on November 5th, 2018

30 April 2018

Entrevista: Tomás Conde de BBVA España habla sobre los beneficios de haber tomado la capacitación de ARAS

(Español) (English text below)   El internacionalmente reconocido Programa de Capacitación de Análisis de Riesgos Ambientales y Sociales (ARAS) fue desarrollado en 2005 por ONU Ambiente Iniciativa Financiera (UNEP FI, por sus siglas en inglés), INCAE Business School / Proyecto Ecobanking y la Agencia de Cooperación Alemana GIZ. Desde entonces, cursos virtuales y talleres presenciales…

28 October 2017

UNEP FI participated in EUROCLIMA+ Climate Finance event in Santiago de Chile

Español (English text below) UNEP FI participó en el evento “Financiamiento Climático” realizado en la Reunión Anual de Euroclima+ 12 octubre 2017 | Santiago, Chile UNEP FI participó en el evento “Financiamiento Climático” realizado en la Reunión Anual de Euroclima+ en Santiago de Chile el 12 de octubre de 2017. EUROCLIMA+ promueve el desarrollo ambientalmente…

22 May 2017

BLOG: The Ripple Effect of the ESRA training courses / El efecto multiplicador de las capacitaciones de ARAS/L’effet amplificateur des cours d’ARES

(English) (Spanish & French texts below) Blog by Carolina Yazmin Lopez, UNEP FI. 4,000 financial professionals have taken the “Environmental and Social Risk Analysis (ESRA)” Training Programme since 2005. The course organisers, UNEP FI, ​​INCAE Business School / Ecobanking Project and GIZ can easily count the numbers, and they can measure the relative impact the…

3 March 2017

UNEP FI and Ecobanking Project Deliver ESRA Training to Financial Institutions in Zambia

UNEP FI and Ecobanking Project 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 series of Environmental and Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) training sessions designed for financial institutions in Zambia. The training sessions – which focus on environmental and…

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22-26 November 2021

Semana de Finanzas Sostenibles de Paraguay

The National Securities Commission, UNDP and WWF, with the collaboration of UNEP FI, are organising the Paraguay Sustainable Finance Week. The webinars will take place on 22, 24, and 26 November,

16-19 November 2021


Alas20, CentroRS, PRI, Moody's, ESG Solutions and Governart, with the collaboration of UNEP FI, CECODES, FundSociety and Santiago organized the second Spanish-American Congress on Responsible Investment. The webinars took place in Spanish on 16, 17, 18 and 19 November.

27 April 2021 | Webinar

Foro permanente FEF de Finanzas Sostenibles/Forum on Sustainable Finance

UNEP FI collaborated through the chapter "Necessary skills to change finance and finance change" in the report "The role of finance in a sustainable economy" undertaken by the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts / Financial Studies Foundation. The online presentation of the study was on April 27th at 16h CET.

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Cómo los bancos incorporan el cambio climático en su gestión de riesgos

This report aims to present the survey results of “How the Banks of Latin America and the Caribbean (in Spanish, ALC) incorporate climate change in their risk management,” which aligns with the first global initiative exploring what regional banks are doing to integrate dimensions of climate change in their strategy and management.