PAGE – Partnership for Action on Green Economy – Ministerial Conference, Berlin March 27-28

On March 27-28, over 350 ministers, heads of UN Agencies, business and thought leaders, representatives from civil society and development partners will convene in Berlin at the PAGE Ministerial Conference 2017 to discuss what it takes to further a “just transition” to economies which are more inclusive, stable and sustainable.

UNEP FI is co-ordinating “green investment” sessions to explore ways in which policymaking could more effectively harness capital markets to set pathways towards low-carbon, resilient and sustainable economies.

International insurance regulators establish Sustainable Insurance Forum

1-2 December, 2016 San Francisco, USA

At the beginning of December 2016, UN Environment convened insurance regulators and supervisors from around the world to launch the groundbreaking Sustainable Insurance Forum for Supervisors. The Forum aims to strengthen insurance regulators’ understanding of and responses to sustainability challenges, as well as the opportunities for the insurance business.

Japan Sustainable Building Consortium: The 3​rd​ Symposium on Paris Agreement and ESG in Real Estate Investments

22 November, 2016 | Tokyo, Japan On the heels of the historic Paris Climate Agreement to limit global average temperature rise to well below 2°above pre-industrial levels, expectations  are growing for the building industry – which accounts for 40% of global energy consumption and 30% of global emissions – and for real estate investors to take ESG issues into consideration […]

UNEP FI 2016 Global Roundtable

25-27 October, 2016 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Over the years the GRT has become the key global agenda-setting event on sustainable finance, bringing together hundreds of leaders from all parts of the financial system as well as from civil society, academia, government and the United Nations. The 14th edition of the GRT built on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement which were successfully agreed to by countries around the world in 2015. Read the news from the event.

Innovative Financial Instruments to Support Private Sector Investments in Energy Efficiency: Experiences and Lessons Learned from the Latin-American and Asia-Pacific Regions

15-16 November 2016 | Lima, Perú
This event aims to promote a dialogue and exchange of experiences among Financial Institutions from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions about the challenges and opportunities for private investments in energy efficiency to mobilize and deploy adequate and effective financial resources to achieve a low-carbon, climate-resilient development.

2016 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

14-16 November 2016 | Geneva, Switzerland

The UN Forum on Business and Human Rights is the leading global event on business and human rights, gathering each year some 2,300 participants from government, business, civil society, law firms, UN bodies, academia and the media.

The Forum focused this year on “Leadership and Leverage: Embedding human rights in the rules and relationships that drive the global economy.” It addressed the role of financial institutions in respect to human rights as one of its three main focus areas.

Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Chile

4 noviembre 2016 | Santiago, Chile
Este taller tiene como objetivo sensibilizar al personal de las instituciones financieras sobre las consecuencias y oportunidades generadas por la identificación y evaluación de los riesgos socioambientales de sus clientes y/o socios de inversión, y a su vez enseñar a los participantes cómo detectar, disminuir y evaluar dichos riesgos a través de herramientas utilizadas por instituciones financieras internacionales.

Foro: Promoviendo las Finanzas Sostenibles en el Cono Sur

Jueves 3 de noviembre de 2016 | Santiago, Chile

  • Crear un espacio de diálogo sobre las Finanzas Sostenibles entre los actores de instituciones financieras del Cono Sur.
  • Guiar la construcción de Estrategias Nacionales de Finanzas Sostenibles.
  • Compartir las actividades y proyectos de UNEP FI y promover la participación activa del sector financiero de la sub-región.

Outcomes and UNEP FI perspectives and interventions: COP22 in Marrakech

4-16 November | Marrakech, Morocco
The first global climate meeting focused on implementing the historic Paris Agreement will take place in Marrakech 7-14 November. This is an overview of upcoming events and activities taking place at, and around COP 22, that UNEP FI members can contribute to.

Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis – Costa Rica

13 October 2016 | San Jose, Costa Rica
UNEP FI/Ecobanking conducted an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis in-person training workshop, in collaboration with UN-REDD Programme, Sistema de Banca para el Desarrollo (SBD) and its main operators, and the Superintendence of Financial Institutions (SUGEF).
UNEP FI/Ecobanking organizaron un Taller presencial Introductorio de Capacitación sobre Análisis de Riesgos Ambientales y Sociales (ARAS), en colaboración con el Programa ONU-REDD, el Sistema de Banca para el Desarrollo (SBD) y sus principales operadores, y la Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (SUGEF).

Insuring for sustainable development: Making it happen

5-6 October 2016 | Munich

In October 2016, at the PSI-Allianz international event, “Insuring for sustainable development: Making it happen” in Munich, the PSI firmed up its initiative to develop sustainable insurance underwriting guidelines across lines of business. This initiative is backed by the experience of PSI members in implementing environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk management frameworks in their core business activities, and by the PSI’s global study, led by Munich Re and the International Finance Corporation, on how ESG risks are addressed when underwriting surety bonds for infrastructure projects. These initiatives are shining examples of how the insurance industry can support the SDGs and will be developed further by the PSI in 2017.

Sustainable Investment Forum

20 September 2016 | New York, NY, USA

The Sustainable Investment Forum, organized by Climate Action, will unite 300 stakeholders from national and regional government, international finance, private industry and carbon management sectors for a day of high level discussion and debate during New York Climate Week.
UNEPFI Members are eligible for a reduced fee.

Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis in the Housing and Construction Sector

15 July 2016 | Lima, Peru
In Peru, as well as in other Latin American countries, the regulatory framework on environmental issues is advancing rapidly, posing increasingly demanding challenges, which will guide and encourage the implementation of appropriate environmental and social management of the various economic stakeholders, especially financial institutions that aim at taking the lead on financial issues related to the environment. Since January 2016, a new regulatory framework requires Peruvian banks to perform social and environmental risk assessments. UNEP FI/Ecobanking conducted in Peru an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop. The event was organised in collaboration with the Finance Mechanisms for Low Carbon Development Project (FinanCC), which is implemented by GIZ Peru, and Fondo Mivivienda .

Roundtable: ‘Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Focus on Asia’

12 Jul 2016 | Mumbai, India14 Jul 2016 | Shanghai China19 Jul 2016 | Hong Kong, China The PRI, the UNEP Finance Initiative and The Generation Foundation invite you to roundtables on ‘Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Focus on Asia,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. The purpose of this project is to better understand the […]

Global Launch: Statement into Investor Obligations and Duties

29 June 2016 | 28 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, France You are invited to the global launch of the statement into investor obligations and duties in Paris on Wednesday 29 June at Palais Brongniart. Following the launch, investors will be invited to support the statement from across the PRI and UNEP FI signatory […]