ESG & Sustainable Project Finance

This course has been designed to introduce participants with little or no prior knowledge of ESG and sustainability matters for raising project finance debt.

Participants will learn about the ESG and sustainability considerations for project financiers. Subsequently, they will be guided through the lenders’ approach to analysing the ESG risks that are specific to a Project Finance transaction, as well as understanding the various mitigation strategies available.

They will learn about the Equator Principles approach in order to track, monitor, report and mitigate ESG risks. Finally, participants will learn about sustainable finance and the momentum for sustainable deals in the regulatory framework.

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

Sustainable Project Finance assets

  • Overview of Project Finance and how it has been used for Renewables and Sustainable Infrastructure.
  • Emergence of Energy transition and Sustainability concepts in Project Finance.
  • “Sustainable deals” market review –sectors; geography; and trends
  • Project Finance in support of the Energy Transition
    • Lessons learnt from the transition to
    • NO COAL
    • The boom in Renewables

The Equator Principles

  • Equator Principles, origins and concepts
  • Recent update on Equator Principles IV
  • E&S considerations, obligations and reporting in Project Finance

The momentum of sustainability in the financial markets

The recent parallel increase in ESG momentum covering items like:

  • The Emerging General Framework Beyond the Equator
  • Principles The Paris Agreement 2015, UNFCCC
  • The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
  • The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) COP 21 to 28
  • The TCFD and reporting duties
  • ESG and Supply Chain –Sourcing considerations

The half-day course (3 ½ hours), which is delivered by live webinar is led by Audrey Caulliez-Louis, who shares her knowledge gained from over 20 years’ experience leading and structuring on project finance transactions.