The USAID Liberia's investing for Business Expansion Program (IBEX), began a series of training workshops on "Environmental Compliance System" for local staff, select partner banks' staff and local environmental consultants at the
"IBEX works with banks to lower their risks for lending to
The training, organized with support from USAID to IBEX, international environmental specialist, Mr.
The interactive forum with questions and answers, brought together many participants from the banking sector and other facets of the private sector and started with introduction of participants and their places of work followed presentation by facilitator Myer.
Speaking to journalists, participant
"The workshop would also help us understand the risks involved in giving loans to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and how to deal with our customers," she said.
Mrs. Jennings further stated that at the end of the workshop, she would be able to explain in clear terms the bank's policy on the environment to customers and to help customers make good decisions about their business environment.
As for Mr.
"When making credit decision, deciding on whether to lend to a particular customer or not, we have to make sure that that customer is working in the confines with the environment, for example the
Dukuly pointed out that on the overall, the workshop would help participants, who were only drawn from
"I hope our customers will understand that keeping the environment clean and safe is good for their businesses and everyone."
Mrs. Bruce said while in the country
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