21 March 2022, London, UK

Embracing the digital era, Global Sustain continuously strives to support the digitalisation of client services and business processes.

Global Sustain has completed the supervision and development of a digital application on “E&S Risk Management for Financial Institutions (FIs) and Private Equity Funds” for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The Application presents the digitisation of the Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS) required by EBRD’s Environmental and Social Policy.

The Application is a one-stop-shop in the format of a ready-made, user-friendly and comprehensive tool for carrying out the main step of the E&S screening, risk identification, and management process for loan applications and investee companies.

It provides a practical framework for a financial institution or a private equity fund to screen environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and design the central components for Environmental and Social Action Plans. In addition, the tool allows users to map individual loans or investments or their portfolios to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Users are led through a series of steps performing the essential requirements of screening, categorising, and assessing environmental and social risks. Finally, they generate a Due Diligence PDF Report together with an Environmental and Social Action Plan (ESAP).

Specialised questionnaires for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), corporate and project finance transactions, as well as Investee Companies and the optional Site Visit Check List allow for a targeted application according to the type of transaction.

The Application will support and guide EBRD’s Financial Institutions and Private Equity Fund clients through the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) due diligence process.

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Source: Press Release