ESRA online courses for 2012

The Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Course provides in-depth and personalised training. Tutors engage with participants online on a daily basis, providing guidance and facilitating debates. As a participant, you will be involved in a range of activities, from simulating implementation of environmental and social policies and guidelines and analysing case studies, to carrying out exercises based on your own clients’ environmental and social impacts.

Courses in 2012:
Dates Language Tutors
20 February – 9 March English Lawrence Pratt (Costa Rica) and Jacylyn Shi (China)
27 February – 16 March Spanish Lawrence Pratt (Costa Rica) and Edgar Rojas (Colombia)
12 – 30 March French Isabelle Blaes (France) and Regina Scharf (United States)
14 May – 1 June English Lawrence Pratt (Costa Rica) and Christina Wood (South Africa)
11 – 29 June Spanish Lawrence Pratt (Costa Rica) and Edgar Rojas (Colombia)
30 July – 17 August English Lawrence Pratt (Costa Rica) and Melissa Makwarimba (Mozambique)
3 – 21 September Spanish Lawrence Pratt (Costa Rica) and Edgar Rojas (Colombia)
8 – 26 October French Regina Scharf (United States) and Isabelle Blaes (France)
29 October – 16 Nov. English Lawrence Pratt (Costa Rica) and Mariángeles Camargo (United States)
12 – 30 November Spanish Lawrence Pratt (Costa Rica) and Edgar Rojas (Colombia)
Target audience: Risk managers and analysts in commercial, corporate, investment and retail banking in or dealing with developing countries and emerging markets.

A limited number of places are also available for representatives from relevant stakeholder audiences including: supervisory/regulatory bodies, banking associations, government agencies, academic institutions, NGOs and civil society organisations involved in finance and sustainability issues.

Please note that places for non-financial institution representatives are limited. Courses will not address how to financially analyse or how to set up a business plan for an environmental/socially oriented project in search of funding. The courses teach participants how to include environmental and social variables in the traditional analysis made by financial analysts when making lending and/or investment decisions, whatever the nature of the project.

Contents: Each course is made up of five consecutive modules:
1. Introduction to Sustainable Finance
2. Identification of Environmental and Social Risks
3. Categorization
4. Evaluation of Environmental and Social Risks
5. Administration of Environmental and Social Risks

For more information, follow this link:http://www.unepfi.org/training/risk_training/index.html