The ESRA Introductory Workshop seeks to:
- Illustrate the environmental and social risks involved in lending and investing projects as a consequence of the activities of their clients.
- Guide participants through strategies and tools.
- Explore next steps in terms of promoting the efficient implementation of E&S risk analysis in the host country’s financial sector at large.
Content and target audience
The day of training is divided into four key sections:
- Introduction: In this first section participants are introduced to the overall concept of sustainable finance and to the more specific area of environmental and social risk in the finance sector.
- Training exercises: This is the core part of the Workshop. Participants are taught to identify potential environmental and social risks associated to the projects their clients seek financial services for.
- Presentation of existing best practice: Participants are provided with an insider view to how some financial institutions have already devised policies and standard procedures to analyze this “new” category of risk, presented with examples of best practice.
- Final debate: At this final stage of the day participants are invited to pool their thoughts in terms of what they consider to be the needs and next steps in order for their institution to be able to introduce or improve their environmental and social risk management systems.
These workshops are designed for risk managers and analysts in corporate, investment and retail banking with little or no knowledge/experience in ESRA. Groups of participants vary between 20 and 30 persons.
Frenquency and costs
The workshops are organised on demand only (sector-wide or in-house for UNEP FI members). In general, participation is free of charge as our workshops are usually supported and sponsored by local partners.
Overall, 45 ESRA introductory workshops have been held in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese with a total of 1,708 participants from 34 countries since 2005. Access the workshops details below.
- Online Introductory Workshop on Environment & Social Risk Analysis in Suriname – February 2022
- Online Introductory Workshop on Environmental & Social Risk Analysis in Bahrain – December 2020
- Online Introductory Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) for Arab Banks – November 2020
- Online Introductory Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) for Jordan Banks – November 2020
- Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – August 2019
- Tegucigalpa, Honduras – June 2019
- Beijing, China – June 2019
- Asunción, Paraguay – May 2019
- Tegucigalpa, Honduras – March 2019
- Bogota, Colombia – November 2018
- Ivory Coast – June 2018
- San Jose, Costa Rica – June 2018
- Panamá City, Panamá – March 2018
- Guayaquil, Ecuador – November 2017
- Quito, Ecuador – November 2017
- Cairo, Egypt – November 2017
- Buenos Aires, Argentina – September 2017
- Lusaka, Zambia – March 2017
- Santiago, Chile – November 2016
- San Jose, Costa Rica – October 2016
- Asunción, Paraguay – September 2016
- Lima, Peru – July 2016
- Moscow, Russia – December 2013
- Asuncion, Paraguay – November 2013
- Beijing, China – August 2013
- Mumbai, India – April 2013
- Accra, Ghana – April 2013
- Istanbul, Turkey – March 2013
- Muscat, Oman – January 2013
- San Jose, Costa Rica – June 2012
- Moscow, Russia – December 2011
- Bogota, Colombia – December 2011
- Lagos, Nigeria – September 2011
- Nairobi, Kenya – September 2011
- Quito, Ecuador – June 2011
- Montevideo, Uruguay – November 2010
- Lisbon, Portugal – October 2010
- Istanbul, Turkey – October 2010
- Athens, Greece – May 2010
- Manilla, Philippines – October 2009
- Cape Town, South Africa – October 2009
- Panama City, Panama – May 2009
- Bridgetown, Barbados – November 2008
- Caracas, Venezuela – October 2007
- Santiago, Chile – May 2007
- Mexico City, Mexico – February 2007
- Guayaquil & Quito, Ecuador – September 2006
- San Salvador, El Salvador – June 2006
- Lima, Peru – March 2006
- Buenos Aires, Argentina – May 2005
- Bogota, Colombia – March 2005
- Santiago, Chile – Novembre 2001
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