Sust week 2015 - Agenda 1

Time Module Topic Content
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Sala Copa América
1 Introduction

Opening remarks. Introduction of instructors and participants. Course overview, purpose, and objectives.

9:30 am - 10:30 am 2
The business case for sustainability in the private sector Importance of sustainability: General description of the environmental and social risks and opportunities faced by borrowers and financial institutions (FIs). Examples of environmental risks and their impact on FIs and their borrowers and examples of the companies that have achieved better results by improving their systems to identify and manage the environmental and social risks of their portfolios.
15 minutos Coffee Break
10:45 am - 11:15 am 3a
Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS)

Minimum requirements for developing an ESMS at a financial intermediary: What to do and how. Suggestions for presenting information and requirements.  Practical aspects of the ESMS: Cost, timing, examples.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm 3b Case study Participants will work on the strategy and rationale to implement an ESMS at their institutions.
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Group photograph
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

4 List of excluded activities Decoding the exclusion list.
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm 5 Identifying social and environmental risks Identifying environmental, occupational health, and safety risks in your portfolio:  Key concepts and management of environmental risks. Cases studies.
15 minutos Coffee Break
3:30 pm - 5:30pm 6
Panel: Experience of banks in implementing an ESMS Perspective of banks that form part of Paraguay’s Mesa de Finanzas Sostenibles regarding ESMS implementation.
5:30 pm - 6:00pm 7
Case study Participants will work on an ESMS action plan and on defining its main elements.
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hotel Ground Level