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BRAC Bank initiate capacity building programme on green banking

Thereport24.com Desk:

BRAC Bank Limited in partnership with renowned international organizations and local banks have initiated a capacity building program for Bangladeshi bankers, said a press release on Tuesday.

The partners are FMO together with DEG, Proparco, OeEB, and UNEPFI and local banking partners – Eastern Bank Limited, Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited, IDLC Finance Limited and the City Bank Limited.

The aim of the ESROM Program is to support commercial banks/bankers in Bangladesh to build knowledge and capacity to address Environmental and Social (E&S) risks and opportunities and identify innovative and bankable green opportunities.

The Program will deliver six training sessions from August until November to approximately 150 relationship officers and credit analysts from the participating FIs on critical E&S issues in high-risk sectors as well as demonstrate how E&S opportunities can lead to business growth. This will be done through a set of transaction-based case studies from the commercial bank portfolios which clearly make the business case for sustainable finance and provide “Best-in-Class” examples of individual bank approaches to E&S risks and opportunities.

Both international and local partners have created this program over the past 8 months and are proud to have rolled out the first of 6 training sessions on the 30th of August. The ESROM Program is a strong example of how international and local banks are working hard to develop the E&S management capacity in the Bangladeshi banking sector - something that is completely in line with the Bangladesh Bank’s goals.

The training sessions will be held in Dhaka at the Lakeshore Hotel and will be taking place on the following dates; August 30-31, September 2-3, October 4-5, October 7-8, November 8-9 and November 11-12. The first two sessions have been successfully completed and the benefits are evident. While we look forward for the remaining ones we earnestly believe to have affirmative outcomes out of this endeavour from our end.

Ends/thereport24.com/HB/Oct 06, 2015