Recorded Webinars

IFC PS 1 Deep Dive Webinar

This webinar was conducted for South African based E&S consultants and bank staff.

It focuses on the practical application of this Performance Standard to the management systems of real sector businesses and financial institutions.

Overview of the National Treasury Financing a Sustainable Economy Technical Paper and its Outcomes

This webinar provides an overview of the Financing a Sustainable Economy Technical Paper that was published in May 2020 by National Treasury and the work that has been conducted by the financial sector in partnership with regulators to implement the Paper’s recommendations.

Climate Change Risks and Opportunities for African focused Private Equity Investors

Hosted by the IFC’s Environmental and Social Risk Management Program, Peter Dunbar from the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment, and Michael Hall from Development Partners International discuss the climate change risks and opportunities for private equity investors in Africa.

Peter Dunbar is a Private Equity Senior Specialist within the PRI’s Investment Practices team. Peter has 20 years experience in the asset management industry, and before joining the PRI, was a Senior Manager in the private markets team of Capital Group for over a decade. He has significant in-house experience including; ESG, investor relations and fundraising, and operations. Since leaving Capital Group in 2018, Peter has worked with a first-time PE fund, and been a Senior Advisor to Artha Partners, a placement agent focussed on advisory and fundraising services to GPs and corporates in emerging markets. Peter holds a BSc in Human and Physical Geography from Reading University in the UK. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Michael is responsible for ESG and Impact at DPI. Michael has a cross-sector, cross-industry view of the opportunities and challenges of ESG and Impact strategy and implementation over his 15 years working in sustainability, particularly in emerging markets.

Prior to joining DPI in 2015, Michael worked in ESG consulting roles at ERM, and prior to ERM was based on projects in Africa, the Caribbean and Iceland for Bechtel Corporation. Michael holds an MSc Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, and a BSc in Zoology from James Cook University, Australia



Developing lender compliant ESIAs

This session looks at the difference between developing an ESIA that meets national environmental regulation and the requirements of lenders. Presenters are ESIA experts who are experienced at developing and reviewing ESIAs across the continent.

The sessions in this series will focus on E&S related technical issues encountered in FI transaction processes. They will follow a similar format to the previous series i.e. monthly 90 minute lunchtime sessions presented by your peers and IFC specialists. The series is targeted at SA based E&S consultants and E&S specialists at FIs.


Climate Risk Governance Webinar, 30 March 2021

Hosted by the National Treasury led Climate Risk Forum, this webinar series is designed to raise awareness amongst c-suite executives on climate change risk management practices in the financial sector, including work being done to implement the Financing a Sustainable Economy Paper and the recommendations from the Taskforce for Climate Change Disclosure by the financial sector.


  • The impact of climate risk
  • Climate risk management for directors
  • Organisation climate risk management integration
  • Climate risk disclosure for the financial sector
  • Update from the King Committee’s Subcommittee on Climate Change

IFC Performance Standard 2: Labour and Working Conditions Deep Dive Training for Consultants (Aug-20 – 2020)


This training event forms part of a series of webinars for South African E&S consultants on the practical application of the Performance Standards.

IFC Performance Standard 6:
Deep Dive Workshop

IFC Performance Standard 6:
Deep Dive Workshop
Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources

IFC ESRM Program:
IFC PS 7 & 8 Deep Dive Session

IFC Performance Standard 7
Indiginous Peoples
IFC Performance Standards 8

IFC Performance Standard 5: Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement Deep Dive Training for Consultants (24-Nov-2020)

This training event forms part of a series of webinars for South African E&S consultants on the practical application of the Performance Standards.

Let’s Talk Sustainable Banking Webinar 


Curated discussion on Sustainable Banking and Green Finance as it pertains to the Ghanaian economy