Sustainability in Project Financing: Evolution, Risks and Opportunities

18 June 2015
4.30pm onwards

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International environmental and social financing requirements, such as the IFC Performance Standards, EBRD Performance Requirements and the ECA Common Approaches, are being applied by an increasing number of financial institutions to determine, assess and manage their environmental and social risks.

ERM invites you to join us for an exciting panel discussion with leaders from the financial sector who will be sharing their experience of implementing projects in line with international financing requirements.

You will have the opportunity to put questions and perspectives to the panel, and to participate in a discussion that is intended to share practical experience of the application of these requirements by different lenders in a wide range of sectors and geographies.

Please join us as our excellent panel reflect on the evolution of the standards and discuss typical risks and opportunities facing lenders and their project sponsors.

Panel Members

Panel members include:

  • European Bank of Reconstruction and Development - Jeff Jeter, Senior Environmental Advisor
  • UK Export Finance - Max Griffin, Principal Environmental Adviser
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Tylor Hartwell, Head of Transport and Telecommunications
  • Actis - Mark Goldsmith, Director 
  • Herbert Smith Freehills - Helena Anderson, Senior Associate
  • ERM - Philippa Spence, Partner


4.30pm: Registration
5.00pm: Welcome and Introductions
5.15pm: Panel Discussions and Q&A
7.00pm: Networking (drinks and canapés)

ERM Contact

For further information, please contact Sarah Murfitt on +44 (0) 20 3206 5362 / or Walter Bruton on +353 (0) 1 814 7718 /

Please feel free to submit questions for the panel during online registration. Questions can also be submitted directly to the contacts above.

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**Please note the venue for this event has changed**

Grange City Hotel
8-14 Cooper's Row