23 September 2011 | Nairobi, Kenya

An Introductory Environmental and Social Risk training workshop, organized by UNEP FI, took place on 23 September 2011, at the UN Complex in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop aimed to sensitize bankers, risk & credit managers and other relevant parties across the financial sector, on the importance, effective techniques and consequential benefits of incorporating environmental and social considerations into their investment, lending and risk management decision-making. Over course of the day participants were oriented towards practical mechanisms and tools for implementing Environmental and Social Risk Management, case-study based exercises and activities, as well as peer-to-peer experience sharing from banking practitioners, including from Citibank Kenya and FirstRand. A carefully targeted group of risk managers, credit officers and analysts, as well as sustainability and environmental managers attended the workshop. The event was co-organised with: