Program Activities

Pre-implementation activities comprised support for the development of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles (NSBPs) and sector guidelines. ESRM Nigeria has also provided technical training to a consultant network supporting the FIs and also raised awareness on sustainable banking at various levels within the market. A list of activities undertaken each year is provided below.

2012: Pre-Implementation phase as part of the committee for development of the NSBP 
  • Engagement with CBN and support (technical input) to the development of the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles and sector guidelines.
2013: Extensive capacity building activities with Financial Intermediaries (FIs) and supporting institution (SIs)
  • Training of Trainers for supporting institutions (SIs) – February 2013
  • Practical workshop series for SIs and FIs: Part 1- March 2013
  • Practical workshop series for SIs and FIs: Part 2 - April/May 2013
  • Signing of cooperation agreement with CBN - May 2013
  • CBN Training for ESMS Implementation Staff: Workshop 1 – May 2013
  • Practical workshop series for SIs and FIs: Part 3 – July 2013
  • Practical workshop series for SIs and FIs: Part 4 - Nov 2013
  • CEO Breakfast briefing - Nov 2013
2014: Extensive capacity building with the regulator (CBN)
  • International Sustainable Banking Forum hosted with CBN - Mar 2014
  • CBN Training for ESMS Implementation Staff: Workshop 2 - June 2014
  • CBN Training for ESMS Implementation Staff: Workshop 3 - August 2014
  • Support for CBN internal Environmental and Social Management Policy and Systems
2015: Capacity building with the regulator
  • CBN Training for ESMS Implementation Staff: Workshop 4 – December 2015
2016: Capacity building for Private Equity Funds
  • ESMS Workshop for Private Equity Funds - March 2016
2017: Awareness raising and capacity building with FIs, and refresher courses for the regulator
  • CBN-IFC Workshop on Sustainable Lending Opportunities - January 2017
  • E&S Officers [from Nigerian banks] Training - April 2017
  • CBN FITC Continuous Education Program (CEP) For Directors of Banks and other FIs - September 2017
  • Workshop on Sustainable Finance for the Financial Services Regulation Coordination Committee (FSRCC) - 2017
  • CIBN Partner Training Workshop - November 2017
  • IFC- Lagos Business School(LBS) Seminar: Executing Sustainability and Social Impact Assessment
  • For NPF Microfinance Bank - December 2017
2018: Support for FIs on ESMS implementation
  • Training Series for SIs and FIs: ESMS and E&S Performance Standards - September 2018
  • Training Series for SIs and FIs: Sector Specific Deep-dive - December 2018
2019: Support for FIs on ESMS implementation and capacity building for regulators on regulation/supervision of the NSBP
  • CRO Breakfast Briefing – June 2019 
  • Implementation Improvement Workshop Series for FIs: Part 1 – June 2019
  • Signing of Cooperation Agreement with CIBN – June 2019