Applying labour and working condition standards in the sustainability frameworks of financial institutions

Applying labour and working condition standards in the sustainability frameworks of financial institutions

Applying labour and working condition standards in the sustainability frameworks of financial institutions

5–9 October 2020
The course is available in English

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the issues faced by financial institutions, both development banks and commercial financial institutions, when trying to apply their own performance standards and safeguarding instruments, as well as the underlying internationally agreed standards. It also explores emerging good practices for solving the problems that arise. The course's overall objective is to strengthen the capacity of participants to deal with potential labour issues in their institution's investment project assessment, implementation and monitoring.

Introduction to the course

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the issues faced by financial institutions, both development banks and commercial financial institutions, when trying to apply their own performance standards and safeguarding instruments, as well as the underlying internationally agreed standards. It also explores emerging good practices for solving the problems that arise. The course's overall objective is to strengthen the capacity of participants to deal with potential labour issues in their institution's investment project assessment, implementation and monitoring.

Who attends this course?

The workshop is designed for the environmental and social specialists of financial institutions. Both environmental and social specialists will benefit, the former by complementing their core expertise, the latter by deepening their understanding of the underlying standards and concepts. Both groups will benefit from the discussion among practitioners. Experienced task managers and other members of the project assessment teams of development finance institutions and the sustainability units of commercial financial institutions will also be able to deepen their expertise with respect to social safeguards / performance standards. Gender-balanced participation is desirable.

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