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Region:

Asia

SBN Member:

Bank of Bangladesh

Year of joining:

2012

Framework:

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking (BB, 2011)

Guideline on ESRM for Banks and FIs in Bangladesh (BB, 2017)

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ESG INTEGRATION E&S risk management
  • E&S policy

    Questions

    Does the framework ask FIs to formalize an E&S or ESG policy?

    Does the framework encourage FIs to go beyond E&S requirements of local laws and regulations?

    Does the framework ask FIs to set E&S objectives and targets?

    Does the framework ask FIs to publicly disclose their E&S policy and its governance?

    Answer Source Reference
    • (1) - Page 2 - 1.1.

    • (1) - Page 5 - 2.5.

    • (1) - Page 4 - 2.2.

    • (1) - Page 2 - 1.9.

  • Risk assessment

    Questions

    Does the framework require FIs to carry out appropriate E&S due diligence at transaction level?

    Does the framework require FIs to carry out appropriate E&S due diligence at client level?

    Does the framework encourage FIs to categorize projects/clients according to their level of E&S risk?

    For high-risk transactions, does the framework encourage site visits to be organized?

    In case of negative E&S impacts, does the framework invite FIs to engage with clients to implement mitigation measures?

    Answer Source Reference
    • (2) - Page 7 - 2. & 3.

    • (2) - Page 7 - 2. & 3.

    • (2) - Page 7 - 2. & 3. and Page 18 - F.

    • (2) - Page 18 - H.

    • (1) - Page 5 - 2.6.

  • E&S covenants

    Questions

    Does the framework ask FIs to incorporate E&S covenants and investment conditions into legal agreements with clients?

    Answer Source Reference
    • (2) - Page 18 - G.

  • Project supervision & portfolio review

    Questions

    Does the framework ask FIs to develop processes to manage E&S risks during supervision?

    Does the framework encourage a periodic review of E&S risks at aggregate portfolio level?

    Answer Source Reference
    • (2) - Page 18 - H.

    • (2) - Page 18 - J.

  • Training

    Questions

    Does the framework ask FIs to develop and maintain E&S capacity through regular training?

    Does the framework highlight the training of (i) front office staff, (ii) second lines of defense (risk officers and/or compliance officers), and (iii) E&S experts?

    Answer Source Reference
    • (1) - Page 2 - 1.8.

    • N/A

  • External communication mechanism

    Questions

    Does the policy require FIs to establish and maintain an inquiry/complaints/grievance mechanism in relation to E&S or ESG practices?

    Answer Source Reference
    • (1) - Page 19. I.

  • E&S reporting

    Questions

    Does the policy require FIs to report regularly on E&S or ESG performance, including publicly, to investors or to regulators?

    Does the policy make E&S or ESG reporting and disclosure more consistent across financial institutions through principles, guidelines, or templates?

    Answer Source Reference
    • (1) - Page 5 - 3.2.

    • (1) - Page 7 - 1.

Source Reference
(1) - Page 2 - 1.1.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking - Page 2 - 1.1.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking (BB, 2011)Download

Source Reference
(1) - Page 5 - 2.5.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking - Page 5 - 2.5.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking (BB, 2011)Download

Source Reference
(1) - Page 4 - 2.2.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking - Page 4 - 2.2.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking (BB, 2011)Download

Source Reference
(1) - Page 2 - 1.9.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking - Page 2 - 1.9.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking (BB, 2011)Download

Source Reference
(2) - Page 7 - 2. & 3.

Guidelines on E&S Risk Management - Page 7 - 2. & 3.

Guideline on ESRM for Banks and FIs in Bangladesh (BB, 2017)Download

Source Reference
(2) - Page 7 - 2. & 3.

Guidelines on E&S Risk Management - Page 7 - 2. & 3.

Guideline on ESRM for Banks and FIs in Bangladesh (BB, 2017)Download

Source Reference
(2) - Page 7 - 2. & 3. and Page 18 - F.

Guidelines on E&S Risk Management - Page 7 - 2. & 3. and Page 18 - F.

Guideline on ESRM for Banks and FIs in Bangladesh (BB, 2017)Download

Source Reference
(2) - Page 18 - H.

Guidelines on E&S Risk Management - Page 18 - H.

Guideline on ESRM for Banks and FIs in Bangladesh (BB, 2017)Download

Source Reference
(1) - Page 5 - 2.6.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking - Page 5 - 2.6.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking (BB, 2011)Download

Source Reference
(2) - Page 18 - G.

Guidelines on E&S Risk Management - Page 18 - G.

Guideline on ESRM for Banks and FIs in Bangladesh (BB, 2017)Download

Source Reference
(2) - Page 18 - H.

Guidelines on E&S Risk Management - Page 18 - H.

Guideline on ESRM for Banks and FIs in Bangladesh (BB, 2017)Download

Source Reference
(2) - Page 18 - J.

Guidelines on E&S Risk Management - Page 18 - J.

Guideline on ESRM for Banks and FIs in Bangladesh (BB, 2017)Download

Source Reference
(1) - Page 2 - 1.8.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking - Page 2 - 1.8.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking (BB, 2011)Download

Source Reference
(1) - Page 19. I.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking - Page 19. I.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking (BB, 2011)Download

Source Reference
(1) - Page 5 - 3.2.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking - Page 5 - 3.2.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking (BB, 2011)Download

Source Reference
(1) - Page 7 - 1.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking - Page 7 - 1.

Policy Guidelines for Green Banking (BB, 2011)Download

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