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GCPF Environmental & Social Workshop Singapore

GCPF Environmental & Social Workshop Singapore

14 – 16 March 2018


By invitation only, bringing together E&S practitioners from GCPF partner financial institutions on a regional level

Target group:

Staff from GCPF partner banks with a role or responsibility related to environmental and social risk management


Sharing experiences and discussing challenges and solutions when applying internationally-recognized E&S standards 


Interactive and modular and delivered by Workshop sessions will be composed of exercises, discussion groups, case studies and potentially a site visit


Three highly experienced E&S experts


Day 1: The business case for a strong Environmental & Social Management System

  • Deep dive: Material risks for different investment segments
  • Legal and other lender requirements
  • Case studies: how to identify E&S risks
  • Defining components and implementing an ESMS
  • How to integrate E&S considerations into credit analysis
  • How to overcome internal/external resistance when addressing E&S matters

Day 2: Implementation – how to make it work

  • Parallel side sessions on topics such as how to develop an E&S sector checklist; how to manage external communication around E&S; and defining the ESMS, scope, management support, staffing and associated issues
  • Panel discussion of opportunities and challenges when applying more stringent E&S requirements
  • Lessons learned from financial institutions
  • Group exercises and role play
  • Ask the experts

Day 3: Project site visit for on-site discussion about managing E&S risks

  • Meet project sponsor and discuss E&S aspects and how they are managed
  • What are the challenges and how were they addressed

“It was an amazing experience to hear such a wide variety of stories about how E&S issues affect the operations of our partners in the region.”

Luke Franson, Head Green Lending, responsAbility Investments

“The focus was on how to practically engage with clients, increase relationship officer’s understanding of relevant issues and monitor these effectively.”

Eva Tschannen, Head Technical Assistance, responsAbility Investments