Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
Registration is now open for 2019 courses on Environmental Governance & Policy-Making: Navigate Environmental Governance and Influence the Policy Outcome from the Graduate Institute Geneva. The programme is designed for senior executives and mid-career leaders from all sectors and backgrounds who want to influence policy outcomes and contribute to solving pressing environmental challenges.
This Guidance Note aims to illustrate how the consideration of ESG factors may inform the forecasting of financials, such as revenues, operating costs and capital expenditure, etc. in the context of assessing an infrastructure asset. It selects twelve ESG factors and identifies their potential risks and opportunities for infrastructure assets as they may emerge throughout an asset’s life cycle (development, construction, operation, and decommissioning). It then sets out to quantify these risks and opportunities for the purpose of developing or adjusting the financial forecasts of such assets.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Social & Human Capital Coalition
The Social Capital Protocol aims to help companies understand their relationship with society and how to make decisions in a way that will enhance the stock of social capital for the benefit of society and business. The Protocol sets out a consistent process for business to measure and value both social capital impacts (the positive and negative effects business has on society) and social capital dependencies (the human and social resources and relationships that businesses rely on in order to create and sustain value).
The United Nations Statistics Division is offering a self-paced course titled "SEEA - In Depth Training on Water Accounting". The course provides an overview of water accounting as laid out in the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA), the statistical standard used to measure the relationship between the economy and the environment, and the SEEA Water.
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) is offering an e-learning course titled Low Carbon Green Growth Roadmap, which addresses the economic transformation necessary for the realization of the Green Growth objectives.
The ESAForD project is a seven-country ecosystem service valuation project developed in collaboration with the Environment for Development (EfD) centers in Costa Rica, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Sweden. The project aims to contribute to the development of ecosystem service accounting by enhancing the knowledge and empirical experience around valuing ecosystem services.
On 8 May 2018 (23:00 JST), the Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Organization of American States (OAS), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is holding a webinar on 'Finding New Synergies between Water and Energy.'
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
This joint UNIDO-OECD Stakeholders’ Guidebook aims to help Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the European Union Eastern Partnership countries find efficient and effective financial solutions to support Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) measures in their operations.