Sustainable Finance Environmental and Social Risk

22nd September 2015

This webinar will introduce the field of sustainable finance and will be delivered by two leading international practitioners.

The session will consider the context for growing awareness of enviroThis webinar will provide an introduction to the field of sustainable finance, delivered by two leading international practitioners.

The session will explore the context for:

· Growing awareness of environmental and social (E&S) issues

· The interests of stakeholders and the media

· The risks that effect developers operators and banks

· The response both through regulation and voluntary (e.g. standards)

· Benchmarks and frameworks including the Equator Principles

· Lenders’ views on risk and case studies and practical steps for companies.

Book your place and you will not only get a leading-edge insight into this topic but will also get the chance to ask questions and get answers from your expert panel of speakers.

This session is one of a number of webinars IEMA is developing in the field of Corporate. Sustainability and delivered by leading international GACSO and IEMA members in the build up to the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.

Your Presenters:

1)Oliver Warner is a Principal Consultant in ERM, with a regional role for Sustainable Finance Practice in Asia Pacific. He works with project developers and financial institutions in assisting in due diligence for lenders, the development and implementation of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) systems (including adherence to the Equator Principles), and assisting project developers in meeting lenders’ requirements to successfully attain financing. Oliver previously worked for an international commercial bank as a Sustainable Finance Manager; reviewing and advising on transactions to meet the requirements of the Equator Principles (and IFC standards) and the Bank’s Environmental and Social Policies. His experience has given him an in-depth understanding of the practical and pragmatic application of international standards to meet the needs of financiers and project developers to assist them in managing and mitigating environmental and social impacts, and reducing reputational risk. Oliver has worked in-country on projects in numerous in Asia, Africa and Europe in addition to advising on projects in other global geographies.

2) Aditi Joshi has been working with Mizuho Bank’s Sustainable Development Department since August 2006. She is in charge of implementing the Equator Principles, under which she is mainly involved in environmental and social due diligence of Project Finance transaction. She has also been involved in providing advice to the clients on the financial advisory deals. Aditi has the experience of working on projects spread over different industry sectors and across different regions focusing mainly on Asia. She represents Mizuho on the Steering Committee of the Equator Principles Association, and served as the Chair of the Steering Committee. Before joining Mizuho, Aditi also interned at the Environment Department of United Nations Centre for Regional Development in Japan. Aditi holds M.A in International Development from International University of Japan and has a M.Com (Masters of Commerce) from Mumbai University.

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