ESRM Ghana (IFC-601436)

  • Ghana
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Aug 7, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Ghana
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 0.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Nov 9, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 16, 2017

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.
Seeking to address the identified key constraints to the uptake of E&S standards by Financial Institutions (FIs), the program objectives are implemented through the following components: Component 1: Creating an Enabling Environment. This will be done by working with government and industry associations to enhance E&S regulatory frameworks and standards for FIs. Specifically, this will involve: 1. Engaging with regulators and policy setting bodies to support the adoption and application of minimum E&S standards for the banking sector in the market . 2. Supporting the development of policy frameworks and guidelines. 3. Capacity building support for the regulators involved in developing policy frameworks and guidelines. Component 2: Building Market Capacity to support the implementation of E&S standards and best practices by FIs. Specifically, this will involve: 1. Provision of training to local consultants and training institutions to ensure that they are equipped with the knowledge and tools to support FIs. This will be done through a training of trainers (TOT) workshop series. 2. Establishment of long-term strategic partnerships with local capacity building organizations who will be responsible for delivering E&S training programs to FIs and other stakeholders on a commercial basis. Component 3: Awareness Raising and Information Dissemination among FIs and stakeholders. Specifically, this will involve: 1. Organization of a series of awareness raising seminars to disseminate information and best practices on sustainability related topics and for cross-regional knowledge sharing among key practioners and stakeholders. 2. Establishment and development of country specific sub-portals of the FIRST for Sustainability website ( including all locally relevant materials and information tailored to the country specific needs and demands. Component 4: Engagement with local FIs to support their implementation of E&S Management Systems (ESMS). Specifically, this will involve: 1. Assessment of ESRM practices and development of improvement plans for the FIs. 2. Training on ESRM practices, and tools. 3. Advisory on E&S unit including functions, and personnel development. 4. Support with reporting procedures. This component will complement the programs component 2, and will aim to utilize the local consultants trained to implement the firm level engagement.
Investment Description
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Contact Information
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