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Sustainable finance plays a key role in shaping our society's future by combining financial goals with socially responsible behaviour. More and more investors are addressing sustainability and environmental impacts of their operations.

SGS offers two workshops, on 03 November 2009 in Edinburgh and on 05 November 2009 in London, dealing with Sustainable Finance in Practice in the banking sector.

The workshops take participants through the basics of sustainable finance - from managing risk to developing new business - and is delivered in a highly interactive ‘hands-on’ way utilising 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. Furthermore, the attendees will have a unique occasion to learn what an environment team and external advisors are doing and how this benefits an organisation, why the Equator Principles have become important for the banking sector and how these principles impact project finance operations.

You can find more information about the Workshop - Sustainable Finance in Practice and can register here. About SGS Project Finance ServicesSGS has a worldwide pool of project specialists, technical and environmental experts, in a variety of industry sectors, providing advice at all stages of the financing life cycle. SGS performs dedicated project management and provides comprehensive advisory services during the entire project.

In order to protect project investment, SGS offers Services related to Project Finance such as Environmental Due Diligence, Equator Principles, Feasibility Studies, Market Studies, Economic Reviews and many more.

SGS United Kingdom Ltd
Training Services
FREEPOST SCE7430
Camberley
Surrey, GU15 3BR
United Kingdom
t: +44 (0) 1276 697777
f: +44 (0) 1276 697696
Website: www.sgs.com/projectfinance

About SGS

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognised as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With more than 56,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.