Describe your approach to integrating ESG into traditional financial analysis.
EBRD’s environmental, social team has around 45 staff and is responsible for assessing and monitoring all investments against the requirements of the Bank's Environmental and Social Policy. The nature of the assessment depends on the risk and impacts associated with the proposed investment. This can range from questionnaire to site visits to detailed Environmental and Social Impact Assessments. Environmental and social requirements are included in financing agreements. The results of the environmental and social appraisals are summarised for the decision making body and are disclosed on EBRD's website. EBRD's Chief Compliance Officer coordinates the implementation of anti-bribery and corruption measures and governance-related aspects. It has 14 people working on project integrity issues.Significant ESG risks and management costs are integrated into financial analysis of investments. The EBRD carries out economic assessment with shadow carbon pricing of projects with high GHG emissions.