ESG, Impact & Responsible Investing

Build on your existing core understanding of project finance in the era of environmental, social and governance (ESG), impact and responsible investing.

This course is designed to help participants with a basic level of project finance knowledge to understand the ESG considerations surrounding investors’ approaches to sectors, sustainable projects and sound practices.

Starting with an introduction to project finance and the momentum building around ESG practices, energy transition and selection of sustainable assets, participants are guided through the evolution of ESG practices – from the Equator Principles implemented in 2003 up to the Paris Agreement and international understandings on sustainable practices.

The participants will learn to analyze the various sustainable sectors suitable for project finance and will reflect upon the financing of assets in line with the UN Social Development Goals – especially as regards social infrastructure and energy transition.

The participants will be introduced to social, environmental and governance risks in project finance as well as to other sustainable finance products.

On completion of the course, participants will be equipped with a clear understanding of:

  • The regulatory framework surrounding ESG;
  • How it drives which assets are suitable for project finance;
  • Qualitative & quantitative ESG risk analysis;
  • The investors’ ESG approach and the financial tools available to finance sustainable assets.

The course is led by Audrey Caulliez-Louis who has more than 15 years’ experience of power & utilities project financing, and who specialises in sustainable finance and asset financing.