Webinar: Evaluation and Support for Improving Inclusive Green Finance for MFIs – The Green Index

The e-MFP Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Finance Action Group (GICSF AG), convened by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), was created in 2013 with the objective of raising awareness about the challenges related to inclusive finance and the environment, enhancing the knowledge and actions of inclusive finance actors in dealing with environmental issues, and facilitating cooperation among green inclusive finance actors. One of its main goals is to develop tools to measure the environmental performance of microfinance institutions (MFIs).

The Green Index (GI) tool was developed by the GICSF AG in 2014 to provide a means for the sector to measure the environmental performance of MFIs. It has been integrated into the Social Performance Indicators (SPI). The AG is currently developing a joint project with SPTF/CERISE to update the GI and create a seventh dimension (“Green dimension”) in the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management.

This webinar aims to guide participants on the framework to assess environmental performance of financial inclusion and its operationalization for microfinance institutions. Participants will be invited to provide their inputs to contribute to the design of the Green Index 3.0 and the environmental dimension of the universal standards for social performance management. This webinar is relevant for financial service providers. Investors, academia and consultants are welcome to join and are invited to share this invitation with their partner MFIs. Participants will be invited to discuss the ways forward to assess environmental performance of MFIs.

January 20, 2021 – 3 pm CET



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