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ESRA training programme: Don't miss out

ESRA training programme: Don't miss out

​ESRA online course information now available

BRUSSELS, 19 June 2018 – WSBI-ESBG received news that the ESRA Training Programme has announced its calendar for the remainer of 2018.

WSBI-ESBG member banks should take note of the relevant and timely topics listed below that relate to sustainable finance and related areas.

Commenting on the programme, Paul Clements-Hunt, former UNEP Finance Initiative head and chief executive of The Blended Capital Group, said: “The ESRA Training Programme is most probably one the most influential outcomes of UNEP FI in terms of transformational thinking, ideas and actions across an industry. A metric impossible to calculate but, as per the wings of a butterfly, how many projects backed by banks, insurers and investors globally bear the hidden watermark of ESRA and as a result how many lives changed, jobs created, communities stronger, water kept pure, air cleaner and trees still growing."

The Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) online courses provide in-depth and personalised training. Tutors engage with participants online on a daily basis, providing guidance and facilitating debates. Participants are 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.

Upcoming Course dates in 2018:

4 – 22 June (Spanish)

25 June – 13 July (English)

6 – 24 August (Spanish)

10 – 28 September (English)

22 October – 9 November (Spanish)

29 October – 16 November (French)

5 – 23 November (English)


Target audience, participants number

Risk managers and analysts in commercial, corporate, investment and retail banking in or dealing with developing countries and emerging markets.

Number of participants per course is set at at 24 maximum per course.


Contents: 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


Duration: Three weeks

Time commitment: Two hours/day on average, Monday to Friday.


Flexible, participants to set their own study times.


Please click here to find more detailed information and click here to register for the course.


Training product of:​


Training courses; Training and Consultancy; Sustainable development; Sustainability; Social business; Corporate Social Responsibility