Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Courses 2013 Calendar

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ESRA Online Course


Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA)
Online Courses   


2013 Calendar 

Dear Partners,

The Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Course will be held in the following dates in 2013:    


-English: 1 – 19 April

-Spanish: 8 – 26 April

-French: 15 April – 3 May

-English: 6 – 24 May

-Spanish: 10 – 28 June

-English: 22 July – 9 August

-Spanish: 2 – 20 September

-French: 7 – 25 October

-Spanish: 11 – 29 October

-English: 28 October – 15 November



The ESRA Online Course is a product of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, and the INCAE Business School, with the support of the Ecobanking Project. Initially developed in Spanish in 2006 by the UNEP FI Latin American Regional Task Force, with the support of Bank of America, the English-language edition of the course was produced in 2007 thanks to the support of FMO.

The objective of the ESRA Online Course is to educate employees of local, regional and international financial institutions with a focus on emerging markets in the identification, analysis and management of environmental and social risks generated through their lending and investment activities.

The course is offered as a 3 week-course in English, with an average time commitment of two hours per day from Monday to Friday. The timetable is flexible, with participants able to set their own study times. Upon successful completion of the courseparticipants will receive a certificate of completion from UNEP FI, INCAE, Ecobanking and GIZ.

Since 2005, UNEP FI and its partners have trained more than 3,300 professionals from the financial sector across 115 countries in our ESRA Training Programme. These are some of the Financial Institutions that have been trained in our Programme: IADB, BBVA, Santander, Nedbank, FMO, UBS, ASSET4, European Investment Bank, Unicredit Group, Credit Suisse, RiskMetrics Group, Intesa SanPaolo, Triodos Bank, ABN AMRO, FirstRand Limited, Zenith Bank PLC, Arab African International Bank, Standard Bank, DEXIA, GroFin, BMCE Bank, Asian Development Bank, DEG, etc.

You will find more information on the course at the following link:


Please find below the following documents:


Course Programme  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Participant Profile Fee 
Representatives of multinationals, multilaterals, private banks and large public FIs 800 USD
Representatives of subsidiaries non UNEP FI members, small local banks, sme/microfinance oriented entities 650 USD
Signatories (Headquarter & Subsidiaries) to UNEP FI 600 USD

We would really appreciate if you could circulate this information among your colleagues and branches that you consider might be interested in.

In the event that you and/or your colleagues are interested in taking one of the course editions, we strongly advise you to fill in the online registration form as soon as possible since the course usually fills up in advance at the following link:http://www.unepfi.org/onlinetraining/index.php

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information.

With kind regards,

Training Team 


[email protected]



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