The interest and the need to invest considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria is growing steadily around the world. Most of the impact investors and multilateral development banks have already integrated ESG frameworks into their investment decisions and require their clients to do the same. The European Investment Bank Group is no exception. This webinar will present the latest updates of the Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework at the EIB Group. We will put a special focus on the practical implications of the Framework for MFIs seeking financial support from the EIB Group.
Updated Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework of the EIB Group.
When: Monday, June 20, 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 CET
(Amsterdam / Warsaw / Sarajevo)
This webinar will present the latest updates of the Environmental and Social Sustainability Framework at the EIB Group. We will put a special focus on the practical implications of the Framework for MFIs seeking financial support from the EIB Group.
- Intro: Microfinance centre
- Introduction to sustainable finance
- Presentation of the EIBG ESSF and deep dive of EIB’s Standard 11 on intermediated finance
- Deep dive on EIF’s ESG Principles and Policy Framework
PAOLA DE BALDOMERO ZAZO,
Sustainability Specialist, European Investment Bank
Paola de Baldomero has 15 years of experience working for both international organizations and the private sector focusing on financial intermediation and their social and environmental impact. She currently works as a Sustainability Specialist in the Environment, Climate and Social Office at the European Investment Bank where she works in the implementation of the Environmental and Social Standards for financial intermediaries. Prior to that, she worked at the European Investment Fund as a manager of Social Impact Programmes implementing EU financial instruments aiming at mobilizing financial resources dedicated to inclusive finance. Previously, working as regional coordinator for Europe at the UN Environment Finance Initiative, based in Geneva, she advocated to private financial actors as well as policy makers for integrating social and environmental sustainable practices in banking operations and investment processes. Before that, she spent about a decade in the US studying and working in development finance in the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank, as well as a private equity firm dedicated to impact investing in Africa.
PAULA RUIZ MARTIN,
Mandate Officer, European Investment Fund
Paula Ruiz has more than 10 years of experience in the financial and sustainable development fields, working for the private sector and international organizations. She currently works at the EIF as a mandate officer of Social Impact Programmes developing and implementing EU financial instruments. Additionally, she is involved in EIF’s policy, ESG and climate-related cross-cutting projects. Previously, working for Forética, the Spanish partner of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), she supported companies as well as public administrations for integrating and enhancing their sustainability practices. Before, she worked for a multinational advisory services company for the banking and insurance industries.
Attendance for all webinars in the series is free of charge. The session targets primarily microfinance institutions (MFIs), including greenfield MFIs, banks, NGOs, regulators or other institutions and individuals working in the microfinance sector in Europe. European microfinance providers, either selected as EaSI Technical Assistance beneficiaries or interested to apply for the program can contact email@example.com to receive more information about this event, as well as to request the participation in or organization of similar events.