ADFIAP, AADFI, auctusESG hold webinar on ESG and climate risk management

ADFIAP, in collaboration with the Association of African DFIs (AADFI) and auctusESG, held a webinar on “Decoding ESG and Climate Risks: Focus on DFIs in Africa and Asia – The Importance of Integrating ESG and Climate Risk in Lending and Operations” on May 28, 2021, with over 130 attendees from around the world.

The online event is part of the three organizations’ initiative called, “Climate Risks Assessment and Management,” aimed at

equipping African and Asia-Pacific DFIs with knowledge and skills to identify, measure, and report climate-related risks in financial operations as well as engaging with central banks on tailor-fitted policy options to support their climate-related supervisory and credit guidance policies.

For financial institutions, identification of climate-related risks and opportunities as well as assessing the monetary impacts of strategy formation and conducting a scenario analysis are important. Thus, the webinar covered three main topics: Introduction of Climate Risks, Climate Scenario Analysis, and Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Senior-level executives from the African Development Bank Group, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, BNP Paribas, Climate Bonds Initiative, International Renewable Energy Agency, FirstRand Group, United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative, and YES Bank Ltd. shared their experiences through presentations, followed by a “climate-side chat” to better understand the challenges and solutions towards climate risk management.

For more details on the webinar, please email the ADFIAP Secretariat at [email protected]

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