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ESG for Commercial Lenders Course Overview

This ESG for Commercial Lenders Course looks at how ESG factors may influence risk assessments and credit decisions for private, small and middle-market commercial lenders. Environmental, social, and governance factors can affect a company’s ability to service debt obligations but are often either overlooked or misinterpreted. Further, many financial institutions face a disconnect between actions at the individual borrower level and the lender’s own ESG profile, including how to manage messaging to stakeholders. This course ensures that credit professionals will be equipped to understand the impact that sustainability practices, or a lack thereof, can have on a company’s risk profile and, ultimately, on a firm’s disclosure practices.

ESG for Commercial Lenders looks at topics like how climate risks may affect business operations as well as its physical collateral, and how changes to a borrower’s reputation can impact its supply chain and its financial results. The course includes an interactive case study where we will have the opportunity to analyze a borrowing client and conduct downside sensitivity analysis in Excel using an ESG lens.

ESG for Commercial Lenders Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain why ESG risks should be a material consideration for commercial lenders
  • Define how financed emissions influence a lender’s own ESG disclosures
  • Calculate a borrower’s attribution factor using PCAF Standards
  • Explain systems thinking and how it relates to ESG integration & credit risk
  • Integrate ESG factors into a financial model and calculate adjusted financial ratios for an example borrower
  • Identify trends and future strategies for incorporating ESG into credit risk analysis

Who Should Take This Course?

This ESG for Commercial Lenders Course is highly recommended for current and aspiring credit professionals, including relationship managers, credit analysts, and risk managers. Every company faces ESG challenges, so lenders must improve their understanding of and their implementation of ESG integration techniques in order to more holistically assess credit risk.

ESG for Commercial Lenders

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Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA®) Certification
ESG for Commercial Lenders is part of the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA®) certification, which includes 59 courses.
  • Skills Learned Financial Analysis, Credit Structuring, Risk Management
  • Career Prep Commercial Banking, Credit Analyst, Private Lending

Learner Reviews

ESG for Commercial Lender
This was a very informative Course

Paula Forrest

This course is very comprehensive and an excellent resource for anyone interested in ESG in Commercial Banking.

Nwagbo Christpeace Ezebuiro

Just Great!
Wonderful Insights into the world of ESG and lending

Renji Zachariah Kochuparakkal

Great experience
Very informative & relevant

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