Jan 01, 2021


The e-MFP Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Finance Action Group (GICSF AG), convened by the European Microfinance Platform (e-MFP), was created in 2013 with the objective of raising awareness about the challenges related to inclusive finance and the environment, enhancing the knowledge and actions of inclusive finance actors in dealing with environmental issues, and facilitating cooperation among green inclusive finance actors. One of its main goals is to develop tools to measure the environmental performance of microfinance institutions (MFIs).

The Green Index (GI) tool was developed in 2014 to provide a means for the sector to measure the environmental performance of MFIs. It has been integrated into the Social Performance Indicators (SPI). The AG is currently leading a joint project between e-MFP/ GICSF AG and SPTF/CERISE to update the GI and create a seventh dimension (“Green dimension”) in the Universal Standards for Social Performance Management.

This webinar aims to guide participants on the tool, its axes of evaluation, the concepts of environmental performance reviewed to update the tool, and the introduction of a fifth dimension in an interactive modality. Participants will be invited to discuss the ways forward to assess environmental performance of MFIs.
This webinar is relevant for financial service providers, investors, academia and consultants.


Dr.-Ing. Natalia Realpe Carrillo is Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellow from IASS, director of HEDERA Sustainable Solutions GmbH, co-head of e-MFP Action Group Green Inclusive & Climate Smart Finance and guest lecturer at the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) and at TU Berlin Campus El Gouna.

Natalia holds a PhD Degree in access to energy from the Energy Engineering Institute at TU Berlin. 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.

Davide Forcella, is Head of Business Developmentin YAPU Solutions. Davide is also Head of the e-MFP Action Group Green Inclusive and Climate Smart Finance and he is associated researcher at the Centre for European Research in Microfinance. With more than 10 years of experience in green inclusive finance, he has designed and implemented projects in more than 10 countries, conducted sectorial studies with over 1000 MFIs worldwide, and conceptualized and implemented  software technologies for green inclusive finance.

Davide has a PhD in Mathematical Physics from the International School for Advanced Studies and a Master in Inclusive Finance from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management.

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This webinar is hosted in 3 languages:

in English on 20 January, 2021 - 15 CET

in French on 21 January 2021 - 15 CET

- Past webinar - in Spanish on 14 January 2021 - 17 CET [Watch the recording]

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