about us

ESAF helps financial institutions maximise the positive environmental and social impact of their services. We provide a unique expertise and knowledge gained from leading and managing environmental and social risk functions for global banks.
Our team has been formed to complement financial institutions' efforts by working beyond their boundaries and responding to needs they cannot fulfil alone.

our ambition

Our ambition is to amplify the financial industry’s influence on businesses that have a significant potential to impact the natural environment and local communities. We look at commercial relationships and business opportunities pursued by financial institutions as strengths and levers.

We work to remove obstacles which slow down or reduce the intended positive impact of financial institutions’ commitment to sustainability. In turn, we hope to grow the overall contribution of the financial sector towards addressing the major environmental challenges we face today.

What we do

An independent and expert organisation exclusively dedicated to financial institutions, we develop solutions to manage environmental and social risks with enhanced efficiency and effectiveness.

We assist financial institutions in four areas: issues weighing on relationships with corporate clients and investees; pressure on internal resources; risk management systems and challenging transactions.


We are a growing team of specialists and professionals with significant experience of both working within or with large international financial institutions and managing environmental and social issues.

We are supported by advisors, all senior and respected figures working for financial institutions. Their interest is to explore solutions that will help the advancement of the E&S risk agenda within the financial community.

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