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The Future is Now: ESG compliance in Project Financing

About the event

Environmental Social Governance (ESG) and green finance are gaining momentum, and sustainability is increasingly playing a critical role in building a resilient global financial system. There is now a 100% certainty of increased ESG due diligence requirements for anyone involved in project finance.

Our webinar in partnership with experts from LR Consultants provides insight on international project financing and the new Equator Principles 4 (EP4) – an environmental and social risk management framework adopted by financial institutions, which came into effect on 1 October 2020.

The webinar discussed key themes that include:

  • Drivers and benefits of international project financing
  • The sustainability implications for businesses, around climate, geopolitical, and social license to operate pressures.
  • ESG expectations in responsible project financing
  • What is EP4 and the important changes from previous versions
  • Practical considerations of EP4 and ESG in project finance


Event details


Online. Upon registration, you will receive details on how to join the webinar.


11:00am - 12:00pm, 10 Mar 2021





J. Coos Nieuwenhuijze has extensive world-wide experience in leading complex organizational structures and delivering high value “Best in Class” results for partners, shareholders and stakeholders alike.

His career has extended all most four decades and included many pivotal roles throughout five continents.

His previous role before joining LR-Consultants was with Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company Limited (DRPIC) in Oman as the Project Director and CEO of the Duqm Refinery project. The DRPIC experience included leading a successful team which delivered the financing of this multi-billion-dollar refinery project in the Middle East. This financing was based on sound business practices included in-depth negotiations with Export Credit Agencies (ECAs), commercial and Islamic banks, lenders and their advisors. He also represented DRPIC in worldwide presentations supported by their consultants (Allen & Overy, Credit Agricole, ICIS, IHS-Markit, Wood-Mackenzie and other well-known names), and in addition, liaised with shareholders to deliver maximum value.

The cornerstone of Coos’ delivery is his drive, determination and excellence in relationship building with company seniors, boards, partners, government authorities and external stakeholders.




Andrew Jamieson is a highly qualified ESG professional, offering more than 20 years of global experience, including ten years in the GCC region, with a clear understanding and experience of international and national approaches in the application of environmental, social and governance-related standards, guidelines and expectations defined by formal regulatory authorities and in relation to the demands of stakeholders and society.

Andrew brings a holistic approach and mindset, recognizing the growing need for transparency and information sharing and shift to ESG integration in more mainstream activities and deals. Increasingly it needs to be driven by value and acknowledgement of the role of environmental social and governance factors in a company’s financial performance.

Most recently Andrew was lead on the impact assessment, for an upstream gas project in Vietnam, which needs to meet stringent Lender Financing requirements. Over the past 2 years, Andrew has also been developing a software to deliver a novel and innovative digital platform for undertaking Environmental and Social Impact Assessments.

Webinar Facilitator




Samer Merhi is the Senior Marketing Manager of Events at DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise.

Joining DMCC in 2012, Samer is responsible for delivering the organisation’s event programme in line with corporate marketing strategy and business objectives.

Technically knowledgeable and professionally qualified, Samer forges strategic relationships with partners around the world to deliver an ever-growing DMCC calendar of events both physical and virtual.

In a career spanning 15 years, Samer has managed some of the region’s largest and high-profile live events and conferences, as well as diplomatic meetings and industry gatherings.

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