ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIAL RISK ANALYSIS (ESRA)
DATE: 23 – 25 NOVEMBER 2020 | From 10:00 to 12:00 LEBANON TIME / GMT+2
The Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Training Programme has been developed over time by UNEP FI and its partners Eco-banking Project/INCAE Business School and GIZ to offer lending practitioners across the globe with a comprehensive set of training’s on how to establish and implement effective environmental and social risk management systems within their banks.
In a world economy increasingly sensitive to environmental and social pressures and a financial sector still responding to crisis and facing increasing regulatory demands, understanding how to manage non-traditional risk such as environmental and social issues is set to become part of the regular business scene.
The ESRA Training Programme is one of the most well-respected training’s on the topic available to practitioners around the world. Since its beginnings in 2005, it has provided a regular and increasingly diversified resource to risk managers, credit analysts and relationship managers.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
ESRA Introductory Online Training Workshop
The workshop necessitates 6 hours of participant engagement over three consecutive days. It starts with the registration in the morning and a one hour live online presentation followed by offline case study work to be submitted to the tutor for review after one hour of the call.. Certificates of completion are issued to participants who complete the online component and submit all assignments.
Venue: Online from 10:00 to 11:00 am (Lebanon time) , followed by one hour offline from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
• To bring participants up to speed regarding the environmental and social risks in lending and investment projects as a consequence of the activities of their clients.
• To guide participants through strategies and tools to detect, mitigate and evaluate these environmental and social risks.
• To explore next steps in terms of promoting the effective implementation of E&S risk analysis in the host country’s financial sector at large.
Risk managers and analysts in corporate, investment and retail banking with little or no knowledge/ experience in ESRA.
As such the day is divided into four key sections:
I. 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 financial sector.
II. Training exercises: This is the core part of the workshop. Participants are taught to identify potential environmental & social risks associated using specially developed case study material.
III. 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.
IV. Planning the way forward: At this final stage of the workshop, participants are invited to pool their thoughts in terms of what they consider to be the needs and next steps in order for their institutions to be able to introduce or improve their environmental and social risk management systems.
Delivery of the Workshop:
CHRISTINA WOOD, Sustainable Finance Expert/ Independent sustainability consultant
Christina Wood is an independent sustainability consultant based in southern Africa. Her experience includes the development of social and environmental management systems, transaction support and project review, training, mentoring and capacity building to many institutions, with a particular focus on the finance sector. She has delivered several training programmes to financial institutions around the world, on behalf of both UNEP FI and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Christina has over 20 years’ wide-ranging experience in environmental management, and sustainability issues, with a specific focus on the financial sector in the last 15 years.
The online presentations are supplemented by case study work and external relevant reading materials demonstrating trends and current trends in ESRA.
Following completion of the online workshop, successful participants will receive a certificate of completion. Findings from the final workshop assignment will be collated and submitted to UAB as part of a final report.
For more information and registration kindly send an email to :[email protected]