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2 Nov

? Assessing the Environmental Performance of Financial institutions | EaSI Technical Assistance webinar

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For this second part of our Green Inclusive Finance series, it is time to get very concrete and dive straight into the core the topic. In this session, we will introduce the Green Index methodology and other tools to assess MFIs’ environmental management. In an interactive setup, we will present the Index' standards, essential practices, and indicators. Guided by our experts, each participant will fill out the Green Index during the workshop and be provided with practical examples on how similar MFIs have improved their environmental management and performance.

Why attend?

Stay ahead of the curve
The Green Index 3.0 is aligned with the present EU regulation on environment. By filling it in with our experts during this workshop, you will be readily able to comply with such regulation, which will soon become an obligation for many investors and other stakeholders.

Learn from the best for free
This workshop is a unique opportunity to receive direct practical support from the two Co-Heads of the Green Inclusive and Climate Smart Finance Action Group, in other words the very people who coordinated the development of the Green Index 3.0. And thanks to the EaSI Technical Assistance programme, participation is completely free.

⏰ Save time on your reporting
The Environmental Performance dimension was added to the Universal Standards for Social and Environmental Performance Management (USSEPM) in 2021. Concretely, this means that every MFI reporting on their social performance will also have to report on their environmental one. At the end of this practical session this part of your reporting will be effectively done, through the Green Index 3.0.


  • Introduction methodology and tool (Green Index) to assess the environmental management level of MFIs
  • In an interactive set up the speaker will present the Green Index (standards, essential practices and indicators) and he will guide the MFIs to fill the Green Index. Each MFI will fill the green index during the workshop.
  • Practical examples

Our experts

Natalia Realpe Carrillo Natalia Realpe Carrillo is Co-Head of the Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Finance Action Group at the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP). She has worked for over a decade in the green microfinance sector as senior project manager and energy consultant, supporting institutions in enabling access to clean energy in rural remote regions, managing projects in Latin America, Central Asia, and Africa. She is the director of HEDERA Sustainable Solutions GmbH, a tech company dedicated to developing software solutions to help financial institutions efficiently analyse their clients' needs and demands in terms of basic services and track their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Davide Forcella Davide Forcella is Co-Head of the Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Finance Action Group at the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP) and Head of Green Inclusive Finance and of Business Development at YAPU Solutions, a German IT company providing digital solutions to MFIs and banks for loan processes, climate risks management, and green lending solutions. Davide is also Associate Researcher in Green Inclusive Finance at the Centre for European Research in Microfinance (CERMi). With more than 10 years of experience in green inclusive finance, Davide has designed and implemented projects in green inclusive finance in more than 10 countries.


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This event is financed by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI) 2014-2020. For further information:

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