UNEP FI and Ecobanking Project partnered with the International Trade Centre (ITC), the African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises (AGF) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to deliver a series of Environmental and Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) training sessions designed for financial institutions in Zambia.

The training sessions – which focus on environmental and social risks in lending and investment and opportunities resulting in adopting green finance practices (Introductory Workshops) – took place on 3 March 2017 in Lusaka and an ESRA Lab Workshop on 6-7 March in Chisamba.

There were 55 participants in total in the Workshops. The participating audience in each training varied from senior executives from Financial Institutions, to risk managers.

The training aimed to raise awareness of potential aggregated risk across different lending products offered by financial institutions, especially in relation to a given sector and its supply chain. Additionally the training aimed to guide participants through strategies and tools to detect, mitigate and evaluate these environmental and social risks.

For more information on the ESRA training programme, please click here.


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This series of training workshops were held in collaboration with: