The Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Hybrid Training Course

In 2021, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Ecobanking Project/ INCAE Business School, and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, in collaboration with China SIF, SynTao Green Finance and RepRisk delivered for the first time the Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) hybrid training in Chinese, which consists of a three-week’ online course and two-days’ in-person Workshop that includes peer-sharing sessions. This hybrid training took place in Beijing (China) from 15 September to 15 October, 2021.

The ESRA Online Course provides in-depth and personalised training. Tutors engage with participants online on a daily basis, providing guidance and facilitating debates.  Participants are involved in a range of activities, from simulating implementation of environmental and social policies and guidelines and analysing case studies, to carrying out exercises based on their own clients’ environmental and social impacts.

The ESRA in-person training offers the practical exercise by encouraging participants’ communication and discussion, knowledge and experience sharing activities. The ESRA peer sharing sessions invite several financial experts to share their practice and experience in establishing environmental and social risk management systems from their organizations’ practice, which deepens participants’ understanding of methodologies related to environmental and social risk analysis and strengthen their practical skills.

Target audience: Risk managers and analysts in commercial, corporate, investment and retail banking. A limited number of places are also available for representatives from relevant stakeholder audiences including: supervisory/regulatory bodies, banking associations, government agencies, academic institutions, NGOs and civil society organisations involved in finance and sustainability issues.

Number of participants per course: In order to keep the high quality of our personalized course, the maximum number of participants that we accept per course is 24.

Frequency: On demand only.

Duration: Three weeks of online training and two additional days of face-to-face training. 30 hours of training in total.

Time commitment: Two hours/day on average, from Monday to Friday.

Timetable: Flexible, participants to set their own study times.


Participant Profile Fee
Representatives of medium-sized and large financial institutions (non-UNEP FI-Members)* 1150 USD
Representatives of small financial institutions (non-UNEP FI-Members)* 980 USD
Representatives of UNEP FI Members (including from headquarters & from subsidiaries that pay the annual UNEP FI membership fee) 740 USD

*5% group discounts (3 or more people from the same Financial Institution in the same course edition).

Please note that course fees serve exclusively to cover the costs of running the course.

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Interested in attending, organizing or hosting a hybrid training in your country? Please Contact us.

For further information please contact:
Carolina Yazmín López

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