About the initiative
For more than 17 years, IDB Invest has been a leader in promoting training in the management of environmental and social risks for financial intermediaries in Latin America and the Caribbean. IDB Invest has also promoted creating capacities in the area of corporate governance in the region. In 2015, a strategic decision was made to combine the training workshops on environmental and social risk management with the workshops on corporate governance under the Sustainability Week initiative. Since then, the Sustainability Week has positioned itself in the region as a forum for sharing lessons learned, attracting the interest of financial institutions and companies from various sectors in Latin America.
The 2018 Sustainability Week
The event will be held in Lima (Peru), from May 7 to May 11, 2018. IDB Invest will present three training workshops: the first, on Environmental and Social Management for the Financial Sector, will analyze international best practices for achieving good management of operations in the sector and will serve as a platform for discussion on developing risk management practices and lessons learned from the perspective of the banks and other financial agents; the second, on Environmental and Social Sustainability in Infrastructure and Agribusiness Projects, will allow participants to learn about best practices in the sustainable management of such projects. Different sessions will be presented focused on Infrastructure and Agribusinesses so that participants can attend according to their interests. In addition, during the last two days of the week, the Corporate Governance Symposium will be offered. Among other aspects, it will present the latest trends in achieving sound and efficient corporate governance.