Training Seminar on Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS) for Private Sector Financial Intermediaries (FIs)

Background

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Private Sector Operations Department is organizing a one-day training seminar on Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS) for Private Sector Financial Intermediaries on 20 April, 2012 in Manila, Philippines.

Objectives

The conference will feature prominent representatives from both the public and private sectors discussing the following topics:

  • Overview of the ADB Safeguards Policy
  • ADB guidelines on ESMS for banks and funds
  • Equator principles
  • Managing environmental and social risks for financial institutions
  • Sharing of experiences on the implementation of ESMS by FIs
  • The social protection dimension and CSR for FIs

Registration

Pre-registration is required

Target Participants

  • International financing institutions
  • Government officials and representatives
  • Private equity fund managers
  • Private banks
  • Government owned and operated corporation/banks
  • Cooperative banks
  • Rural banks
  • Credit and Investment guarantee facilities

Resource Speakers

Speakers and panelists include (as of 28 March 2012):

  • Dr. Xiaoying Ma, Lead Environment Specialist, ADB
  • Ms. Indira Simbolon, Principal Safeguards Specialist, ADB
  • Mr. Masami Tsuji, Principal Safeguards Specialist, ADB
  • Ms. Joyce Munsayac, Safeguards Specialist, ADB
  • Ms. Rong Zhang, Program Manager, Environment, Social and Governance Department, IFC
  • Ms. Atiyah Curmally, Senior Environment Specialist, Environment, Social and Governance Department, IFC
  • Mr. Ryosuke Ueda, Head, Sustainable Development Department, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd.
  • Mr. Khondkar Morshed Millat, Joint Director, Bangladesh Bank
  • Mr. Louie Malixi, former safeguards manager, Aureos Fund
  • Ms. Sri Handayani, Principal Safeguards Specialist, ADB
  • Ms. Samantha J. Hung, Senior Social Development Specialist (Gender & Development), ADB

Partners

The training seminar is being conducted in conjunction with ADB's Regional Workshop on Country Safeguard Systems