CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on environmental and social risk in project financing

The financial institutions have an important role to play when it comes to reducing environmental and social risk associated with a project. Their role becomes significantly important considering severe capacity gap with different institution entrusted with the job. Therefore, it is imperative for the financial institutions to conduct a proper due diligence of a project before financing them. This will not only save them from reputational risk but also from financial risk. Considering the role financial institutional can play in ensuring environmental compliance and social acceptance of a project, Centre for Science and Environment is organizing a two days workshop on “Environmental and Social Risk in Project Financing” that will address the issue of proper environmental and social risk assessment during financial due diligence and why it is important for the financial institutions. The workshop will be held at Mumbai in December 2015. The objective of the workshop is to understand the importance of duediligence process, how it is being implemented by financial institution in the country and the ways by which this process can be made more effective and much better.

Centre for Science and Environment would like to invite candidates to submit a paper for the above mentioned workshop. This workshop will act as a platform for researchers and practitioners to present new research and developments in the area of environmental and social risk issues, and how the financial institutions can help minimize these risks and effectively cut down their losses and NPAs.

Kindly indicate your intention to submit your full paper to the email address given below with the title of the paper, authors, and abstract. The full manuscript, as a PDF file, should be emailed to this address on or before the given deadline. Authoring guidelines/specific format shall be mailed to you after the review panel receives your letter of intent.

The selected authors will be invited to present their paper(s) at the workshop. CSE would be providing travel and stay expenses for the selected speakers, and give them honorarium for their paper and presentations.

Intent to Submit: November 6th, 2015

Full Version: November 13th, 2015

Decision Date: November 20th, 2015

Final Version: November 27th, 2015

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For information contact:

Digvijay Singh, Sr. Research Associate,
Industry and Environment Unit
Centre for Science and Environment
Tel: + 91-11-29955124+ 91-11-29955124/ 6110, Extension: 204
Fax: + 91-11-29955879
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