During the Covid-19 armada, we ran our programs virtually using Zoom or MS Teams. And this new normal has been quite effective, delivering stellar results. Our clients across the globe are quite happy with what we are doing, and doing really well. Our programs run both on weekdays and weekends to suit the needs of everyone. Our in-house or in-plant programs are also conducted virtually. Our weekend programs [ i.e., every Saturday] commence at 10am [ West Africa Time] while week days commence at 9.am prompt [ also West Africa Time]. We have now commenced in-person training programs as well . On timing, we are very flexible as well. Our overarching goal is to work within your timeframe/convenience. For further details/clarification, please send to us an email [info@theriskacademy.org] or call: 08021003297; 07034248767; 09071941111. Because we care.

Lecture/Examination Preparation Cost: N 300,000 or $394

Program Objectives

  • Learn about the history and evolution of Sustainability
  • Understand the principles of sustainable banking
  • Improve your appreciation of the role of banking in society
  • Understand the importance of sustainable banking to banks and wider society
  • Learn about the direct and indirect impacts of banking services
  • Understand the foundational elements that need to be in place to foster a high performance and sustainable organization.
  • Ensure appropriate level of skill is reached to perform sustainable banking roles.

Course Modules

Introduction to Principles of Sustainable Development

  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Principles and Pillars of Sustainability
  • The Concept of Sustainable Banking
  • How Conventional Banks Currently see Sustainable Banking
  • The Role of Banks in Sustainable Development the Business Case for Sustainability Vs. The Sustainability Case for Business

History of Sustainability in Business Management

  • UN Conventions and Charters on Environmental and Social issues, MDGs, SDGs, etc.
  • Financial Sustainability Initiatives
  • UN Global Compact (UNGC)
  • UN Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)
  • Equator Principles
  • IFC Performance Standards
  • African Development Bank – Guidelines on Sustainable Banking v Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI)
  • Global Reporting Initiatives – Financial Sector (Sustainability Reporting)
  • Global Impact Investing National (NNIN)
  • Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBP))

Sustainable Business of Banking (Products and Services)

  • Value Creation and Sustainable Banking Products
  • Green/Responsible investments
  • Social Finance
  • Impact Lending
  • Financial Inclusion Products
  • Women Empowerment Products
  • Carbon Finance/trading

Direct Environmental and Social Impacts of Banking Services

  • Types of Impacts – Direct and Indirect Impacts of Banking
  • Direct Environmental Impact from internal operations (Paper, Energy consumptions, greenhouse gas emissions, e-wastes, solid wastes, etc
  • Direct Social Impact from internal operations (human rights, labour practices, grievance mechanisms, anti-corruption, whistle blowing, Health and Safety, Social Investments/CSR, etc)
  • How to minimize and mitigate environmental and social footprints in internal operations
  • How to measure and monitor environmental and social footprints in internal operations

Indirect Environmental and Social Impact of Banking Services

  • E and S Risks in Credit/Lending Activities
  • Key Risk Factors
  • Key Risk Sectors
  • How to identify, measure and manage E and S Risks in Credit and investment transactions (E and S Risk Categorization, Due Diligence, Corrective Action Plan, etc)
  • How to Monitor Customers’ E and S practices and compliance with agreed Corrective Action Plan
  • Benefits of effective E and S Risk Management

Environmental and Social Risks in the Supply Chain

  • How to identify, measure and manage E and S Risks in the Supply Chain
  • E and S conditions in Contract Documents
  • Code of Conduct for Suppliers and Contractors
  • Effective Monitoring and Sanctions