London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 14, 2009 -- The current financial crisis demands a re-assessment of the way in which banks and investment houses operate. As financial sustainability is a prerequisite for building a healthy global economy, SGS offers two workshops, on 03 November 2009 in Edinburgh and on 05 November 2009 in London, dealing with the topic Sustainable Finance in Practice.
The workshops take participants through the basics of sustainable finance - from managing risk to developing new business - and are delivered in a highly interactive 'hands-on' way utilizing a variety of case studies and industry practice to demonstrate "sustainable finance in practice".
Clive Mason, the former Head of the Sustainable Financial Markets facility at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), will lead the workshops which address specifically the financial sector and not environment/technical specialists, thus using a minimum of technical language.
Participants will be provided with a range of interesting topics, such as key market drivers, importance of sustainability for the financial sector, identifying opportunities as well as managing the commercial and reputation risk of environment and social issues. Moreover, the attendees will have a unique occasion to learn what an environment team and external advisors are doing and how this benefits an organization, why the Equator Principles have become important for the banking sector and how these principles impact project finance operations.