Pakistan faces a multitude of threats from persistent socioeconomic issues, environmental degradation, climate change, and a growing population that exerts significant pressure on the country’s finite resources. In this regard, frameworks like Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) and Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) play a central role in effectively addressing social and environment-related risks, mitigating adverse impacts, and fostering resilience through a holistic approach. 



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ESRM Training of Trainers Programme

Between 2022 and 2023, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and WWF-Pakistan collaborated to execute a Training-of-Trainers for capacity building of E&S consultants to ensure that they can effectively implement the State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) Green Banking Guidelines. It combines the latest green finance policies, ESRM theories, and practical skills for trainers to provide in-depth understanding of the format and requirements of a bank’s Environmental Social Management System (ESMS) as well as  global best practices.