ESRA Workshop Seminar

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When: October 27, 2009
Place: Makati City, Philippines

Brief Description of the Program

Throughout Asia, as indeed in the rest of the world, regulatory frameworks, client expectations and public opinion have evolved at an ever faster pace on sustainability issues, presenting both challenges and opportunities for the financial sector. Indeed, sustainability is moving to the very centre of our business models and may only be ignored at our own peril; in this time and age adequate socio-environmental management policies and practice has become a must.

The aim of this workshop is to sensitize risk managers across the financial sector of the Philippines, on the consequences and opportunities generated by engaging in a proper evaluation of the environmental and social (E&S) risks generated by their clients and/or investment partners. In the course of the day participants will be oriented towards practical mechanisms and tools for implementation; case-study based exercises and activities are also part of the agenda.

Specific Objectives

  • Bring participants up to speed regarding 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 to detect, evaluate and mitigate these environmental and social risks.
  • Explore next steps in terms of promoting the efficient implementation of E&S risk analysis in the Philippine financial sector.

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