RBC Financial Group–The Equator Principles in Qatargas II LNG Project Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Environmental manager of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), finally got a detailed environmental and social assessment of project risks Qatargas II LNG. RBC potential participant in a syndicated loan to finance the project company in Qatar. The project will be mining and processing of liquefied natural gas there and transport it to the market of the United Kingdom. RBC was one of the first banks to use environmental and social risk assessment process based on the Equator Principles, which support the principles behind sustainable development. However, environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is complicated by any funding decisions, and they were very quick to point out publicly any shortcomings. Furthermore, it was not clear if the problems could arise in the monitoring and enforcement of any loan. Two main questions were: first, Qatargas II project meaningful RBC as it tries to balance economic, environmental and social indicators (for example, the triple bottom line), and, secondly, not the Equator Principles provide a competitive advantage? "Hide
by Robert Klassen, Matthias Gancberg Source: Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation 19 pages. Publication Date: September 29, 2006. Prod. #: 906M55-PDF-ENG

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