The EU is organising a four-part webinar series between 26 September and 4 December on the implications of climate change for the financial sector.
The EU is holding a series of four webinars under the umbrella of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) to help European microfinance institutions better understand the implications, opportunities and challenges of climate change for the financial sector.
Attendance for all four seminars is free of charge and target primarily microfinance institutions (MFIs), including greenfield MFIs, banks, NGOs, regulators or other institutions and individuals working in the microfinance sector in Europe. The first webinar in the series is to serve as an introductory session on the topic of climate change and related current trends for MFIs in Europe:
First seminar: Climate change – business opportunity for MFIs?
Date: 26 September, 13:00 – 14:00 CET
This interactive event will be based on latest trends and lessons learnt in the field of climate mitigation and adaptation. It includes various topics within the scope of climate and sustainable finance. A special focus will be placed on trends in Europe that are relevant for the microfinance sector, as well as related business opportunities for MFIs. The two experts who will deliver this session are:
- Ms. Marija Mironjuk, Sustainable Energy Finance Expert and Senior Project Manager at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
- Ms. Inken Paysen, Key Expert in the EaSI Technical Assistance Programme and Senior Project Manager at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
Other events in this webinar series
As part of this webinar series, the next three practical sessions are planned to take place before the end of the year on the following topics:
- Greening MFIs – Case Study (16 October 2019)
This session gives an overview and presents a case study on how the internal ecological footprint of an organisation can be reduced (i.e. specific mechanisms to reduce paper, water or energy consumption, reduce waste and carbon emissions).
- Green Finance Products – Case Study (14 November 2019)
This session includes a presentation and detailed explanation of environmentally friendly practices through offering green finance products, based on a case study
- Environmental and Social Risk Management – Case Study (4 December 2019)
The final webinar session refers to how financial providers can promote environmentally friendly practices through considering environmental risks already in the loan approval process and to adopt a focus on social topics