The European Union is offering a webinar on Environmental and Social Risk management on 4 December, for microfinance institutions in Europe.
This EaSI Technical Assistance webinar will discuss the possible responses to national and international drivers to apply Environmental and Social (E&S) safeguards, as well as how to create and implement an internal E&S management system.
This is the last session from the “Green Finance at Microfinance Institutions” webinar series, which aims at helping interested microfinance institutions understand the implications of climate change, as well as the opportunities and risks it brings for the sector in Europe.
- Topic: Environmental & Social Risk Management
- Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 11:00 – 12:00 CET
- Language: English
- Register online here
The webinar builds on lessons learnt and experiences of a climate and sustainable development finance expert, who has worked with numerous financial institutions to help them develop and implement an in-house E&S management system that is compliant with all relevant market and regulatory developments.
The two speakers will deliver an interactive interview-style online session with plenty of opportunities for engagement with the audience through polls and live questions:
- Ms. Carola Menzel-Hausherr is a Climate and Sustainable Development Finance Expert with a strong track-record in organizational development – adjusting organizational strategies, processes and products, as well as building in-house capacities in order to adjust to market developments that require sustainable low carbon and climate resilient approaches. Carola is also a Senior Project Manager at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
- Ms. Inken Paysen is assigned as Key Expert in the EaSI Technical Assistance programme and is responsible for designing tailor-made technical assistance and trainings for the Programme’s beneficiaries, the European microcredit providers. Inken is also a Senior Project Manager at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Participation in the webinars is free of charge. All sessions target primarily microfinance institutions (MFIs), including greenfield MFIs, banks, NGOs, regulators or other institutions and individuals working in the microfinance sector in Europe.
Other events in this webinar series
Here is an overview of all sessions from the webinar series:
- Introductory session: Climate Change – Business Opportunity for MFIs (26 Sep 2019) – download presentation
- Greening MFIs – A case study (16 October 2019) – download presentation and watch the webinar recording
- Green finance products (14 November 2019) – download presentation and watch the webinar recording
- Environmental & social risk management: 4 December 2019