July 15, 2008
Over 90 financial service executives from West Africa gathered in Lagos to celebrate the new financial successes that the region has enjoyed over the past few years in an event hosted by UNEP FI’s African Task Force (ATF) and Citigroup, and co-sponsored by Oceanic Bank and Bank of Industry. The involvement of bankers, asset managers, government officials and academics from West Africa was critical in exploring the latest global developments in sustainable finance.
Participants gathered to welcome five Nigerian financial institutions as the newest UNEP FI Signatories: UBA Foundation, Oceanic Bank, Bank of Industry, Zenith Bank and Fidelity Bank. Roundtable discussions focused on climate change, carbon finance and the CDM in Africa, and environmental and social credit risk management. In addition, the results of a UNEP FI study on the barriers and drivers to commercial microfinance in Africa were released, along with case studies on innovative financing mechanisms for sustainable small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
October 13, 2006
This promises to be an exciting event in consideration of the significant finance opportunities in India. Robert Tacon is an eloquent speaker on the subject of risk management and I anticipate this will be a highly insightful event.
UNEP FI Workshop: Mainstreaming Sustainability in Indian FIs
5 December 2006, Mumbai, India
Organised by the Outreach Group of the Asia Pacific Task Force, in close collaboration with UNEP FI Signatory YES BANK, the workshop is targeted at senior-level executives of Indian financial institutions.
The event will focus on sustainable finance and reporting. A CEO Luncheon ill be held in parallel, aiming to sensitise senior management on India’s sustainability challenge and the risks and opportunities faced by the financial sector. Speakers will include UNEP FI Head Paul Clements-Hunt, Robert Tacon, Head of Risk Reporting at Standard Chartered, Bart Jan Krouwel, Head of Sustainable Developments Department at Rabobank and Toshiro Nishizawa, Deputy Director General at Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC).
This is the first such event to be organised by UNEP FI in the country.
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