Upcoming Events

Webinar: Frameworks for Positive Impact Finance: applying holistic impact analysis to corporates

22 January 2019 | Webinar

  This webinar helps financial institutions understand how to apply a positive holistic impact lens to portfolios or products for corporates with unspecified use of proceed, via a recently released Model Framework. This Framework serves as a basis for a new Working Group on holistic impact analysis, which brings together financial institutions to test the […]

Past Events

Webinar Recording Available: European Commission Technical Expert Group – Call for Feedback on the EU Taxonomy

17 December 2018

The Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance set up by the Commission in July 2018 has launched a call for feedback on EU action to develop a unified EU-wide classification system – or taxonomy – for environmentally sustainable economic activities. This Webinar will provide background and guidance on the consultation process to support stakeholders and experts interested in contributing.

UNEP FI at COP24

3-14 December 2018 | Katowice, Poland

Climate negotiators from around the globe are meeting in Katowice, Poland at COP24 to keep working towards implementing the Paris Climate Agreement. UNEP FI will be taking part in the  following events:

UNEP FI Global Roundtable and Paris Climate Finance Day 2018

26-28 November 2018 | Paris, France

Over the years, UNEP FI’s Global Roundtable 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.

Webinar: From TCFD to SDG Finance – Next Steps in Sustainable Finance

14 November 2018

UNEP FI has pioneered work on Positive Impact finance, and TCFD implementation for investors, banks and insurers. Join this webinar to hear from the leaders at UNEP FI about the next steps in financing the Sustainable Development Goals, TCFD implementation, and how the bigger picture in sustainable finance is evolving.

Seminario Inversiones Responsables / Responsible Investment Seminar

5 November 2018 | Santiago, Chile

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Business Finance Center (CFE) and the Center for Business Sustainability (CBS) of the Adolfo Ibáñez University will co-organize a seminar on Responsible Investment in Santiago de Chile on November 5th, 2018

Semana de las Finanzas Climáticas / Climate Finance Week

23-25 October 2018 | Santiago de Chile

CLG Chile and UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), in collaboration with the British Embassy Santiago, GIZ and Schroders will hold a Climate Finance week in Santiago de Chile from 23 to 25 October

Climate week 2018 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change”

17-20 October 2018 | Santiago, Chile

UNEP FI will participate in the Climate week 2018 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change” that will take place in Santiago de Chile from 17 to 20 October 2018. This event is organized by the Foundation Konrad Adenauer along with other partners and collaborators. 

Climate Finance Workshop Chile

3 October 2018 | Santiago, Chile

UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Ministry of Finance of Chile, in collaboration with the British Embassy Santiago, held a workshop on “Climate Finance” on the morning of October 3rd at the Ministry of Finance.

Peer to peer in-person exchange

1-2 October 2018 | Sao Paulo, Brazil

There is a new opportunity to learn from your peers in the Latin American and Caribbean region! The in-person exchange provides richer opportunities for UNEP FI members to connect with one another and to share practical “hands-on” experiences implementing sustainable finance work across banks in banks across Latin America.
The exchange will provide “visiting members” insights into the operations and procedures implemented by “host members” regarding good practices around the key environmental, social and governance topics identified in UNEP FI’s Sustainable Banking Guide.

Sustainable Investment Forum North America: Financing Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

26 September 2018 | New York

The Sustainable Investment Forum North America, held in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative, is the premier meeting space for sustainable finance professionals.

Back for its 3rd edition in September 2018 during Climate Week NYC, the forum will welcome over 300 attendees representing asset owners and managers, banks, development institutions, policymakers, think tanks and NGOs looking to drive the sustainability agenda.

Insurance & Climate Risk Americas: The insurers role in avoiding the next big source of systematic risk in the financial system

24 September 2018 | 10 on the Park, New York

This one-day conference brings together the investment, risk, actuarial and underwriting teams to discuss and learn what roles they can play in response to the multidimensional effect of climate risk to their businesses as well as the opportunities it may bring. UNEP FI’s Butch Bacani, Programme Leader of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, will deliver a keynote presentation on climate change action and sustainable development in the context of the insurance industry, financial regulation and global policy frameworks. Discount available for UNEP FI members.

Climate Finance Day in Mexico

18 September 2018

The “Climate Financing Day in Mexico”, which was organized by the Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (GFLAC), the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), and the Climate Initiative of Mexico, took place on September 18. The objective of the event was to facilitate a multi-actor dialogue to support the mobilization, allocation, access, management of resource in order to accelerate climate action and accomplish the commitment of The Paris Agreement.

Webinar: Find out more about the insurance industry’s commitment to protect World Heritage Sites

13 September 2018

Currently, there are nearly 1,100 natural, cultural, and mixed (i.e. natural and cultural) World Heritage Sites across the globe. Natural World Heritage Sites, in particular, provide economic, social and environmental benefits. They provide vital resources such as food, fuel and water; perform environmental services such as stabilising soils, preventing floods, and capturing carbon; and contribute significantly to economies through jobs, tourism, recreation, and exports. Find out what action the insurance industry is taking to protect these valuable sites.

VfU/UNEP FI Roundtable on Sustainable Finance

12-13 September 2018 | Munich, Germany

Discuss sustainable organisation, sustainable business, and sustainable communications in light of the European Action Plan on Sustainable Finance on 12-13 September, 2018 in Munich, Germany at one of the biggest gatherings in the German-speaking sustainable finance field.

Webinar: Listen to a conversation about “Rethinking Impact to Finance the SDGs” and learn more about the Positive Impact paper

3-4 September 2018

A conversation about “Rethinking Impact to Finance the SDGs”, a Position Paper and Call to Action prepared by UNEP FI’s Positive Impact Initiative, now out for consultation. This paper argues that the cost of achieving the SDGs can be significantly reduced and that private sector solutions can be significantly stepped up, via a new approach […]

Webinar: Hear from participants in UNEP FI’s pilot implementing TCFD Recommendations with 16 banks

14 August 2018

This Webinar will discuss the results of a collaboration between sixteen of the world’s leading banks with UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and climate risk and adaptation advisory firm Acclimatise. The banks set out to develop and test a widely applicable scenario-based approach for estimating the impact of climate change on their corporate lending portfolios as recommended by the Recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Hear directly from the banks, climate consultants and UNEP FI secretariat involved in this project.

UNEP FI Conference: Financing a resilient and sustainable economy

23-24 July 2018 | Sydney, Australia

                                            An agenda-setting event with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) took place in Sydney on 23-24 July 2018 to explore the potential for sustainable finance to shape a resilient and […]

Webinar: Positive Impact – Real Estate Investment Framework

10 July 2018

The UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and collaborators (RICS, PRI, Global Investor Coalition) is developing an impact-based investment framework for real estate to address the SDG financing gap. UNEP FI’s Property Working Group has issued a discussion paper which introduces a positive impact investment framework and requests feedback on the opportunities and challenges in investing […]

Sustainable Finance In-House Training Workshops In Caja de Ande

25-26 June 2018 | San Jose, Costa Rica

UNEP FI and INCAE Business School / Ecobanking Project will be delivering two in-house training workshops on Sustainable Finance at Caja de Ande in San Jose (Costa Rica) on 25 and 26 June 2018. These workshops will include topics such as Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA), Green Products and Services Financing and Corporate Ecoefficiency.

UNEP FI and Ecobanking Project delivered ESRA Training to Financial Institutions In Ivory Coast

25-27 June 2018 | Ivory Coast

UNEP FI and Ecobanking Project/INCAE Business School are partnering with the International Trade Centre (ITC), the African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises (AGF) and the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) to deliver a Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) with a focus on SME designed for financial institutions in Ivory Coast.

Financing energy efficiency in Greece and Cyprus

31 May 2018 | Athens, Greece

This event, organised by the European Commission in partnership with UNEP FI and the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy aims to share best practices from Greece and Cyprus as well as further countries on how energy efficiency investments can be financed, including through private sources of capital.

Seminario Avance de Finanzas Sostenibles

24 May 2018 | Santiago de Chile

La Iniciativa Financiera de ONU Medio Ambiente (UNEP FI), la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), Doble Impacto / Banca Ética y ALAS 20 / GovernArt llevaron a cabo el exitoso Seminario “Avance de las Finanzas Sostenibles” que tuvo lugar en Santiago de Chile el 24 de mayo de 2018. El Seminario sobre finanzas sostenibles […]

Financing for efficient buildings: Learning from G20 and GlobalABC

21 May 2018 | EE Global, UN City, Copenhagen (Denmark)

In order to realise the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the energy transition, the global building stock needs to be made zero emission, efficient and resilient. As the world adds the equivalent of the floor space of the city of Paris in new construction every week, there is an urgent challenge to bring together those who finance this large amount of new construction with the policy-makers who can enable new construction finance to evolve towards zero emissions.

Shaping the sustainable insurance agenda in Latin America

15 May 2018 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) were launched during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro—two decades after the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio—also known as the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

This May, we’re going back to Rio for another pioneering event—the first PSI regional market event for Latin America.

PROYECTA SOLAR CHILE LATAM 2018

15 May 2018 | Santiago de Chile

The annual event PROYECTA SOLAR CHILE LATAM 2018 will be held on May 15th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Santiago de Chile. The Chilean Association of Solar Energy (ACESOL) holds this Latin American Gremial Meeting for Solar Development every year and the entire solar sector meets with guests from a different country each year.

Webinar: Learn more about the first guidance to help the banking industry adopt the TCFD Recommendations

15 May 2018 | Webinar

Sixteen banks working in collaboration with UNEP FI, risk and investment management experts, and leading scientists have recently published a jointly developed methodology that will enable banks to be more transparent about their exposure to climate-related risks and opportunities, in line with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Join this webinar to hear more about the methodology for scenario-based assessment of risks and opportunities from the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Workshop on Green Bonds in Mauritius

9-10 May 2018 | MAURITIUS

UN Environment’s Finance Initiative and Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) have joined forces to deliver a Green Bonds Training Programme to promote the development of greener and more inclusive growth in Mauritius.

2018 Sustainability Week in Lima

7-11 May 2018 | Lima, Peru

(English) UNEP FI will take part in the 2018 Sustainability Week to be held in Lima this year. During this week, several banks that have implemented sustainability strategies will share their experiences applying Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS). This year, new sessions will be launched on green lines, impact funds and new technologies to […]

Webinar “Managing risks on two sides: The unique challenges of integrating ESG for the insurance industry”

30 April 2018 | Webinar

Managing risk on two sides: The unique challenges of integrating ESG for the insurance industry Monday, April 30th, 09:30 EST | 14:30 GMT | 15:30 CET  How ESG factors are influencing risk assessments: climate change, capital modelling and extreme events – How are recent weather-related events, which are being linked to climate change, changing insurance […]

Chilean Chapter of the “Council of Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL)”

17 April 2018 | Santiago de Chile

The first meeting of the Chilean Chapter of the Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership (CWEEL for its acronym in English) took place in Santiago de Chile recently where, through working groups, a “roadmap” was generated for the coming years in terms of gender equity in energy and environment. Carolina López from UNEP FI participated.

Shaping the sustainable insurance agenda in Africa

16-17 April 2018 | Johannesburg, South Africa

This April, we’re going back to Johannesburg for another pioneering event—the first PSI Regional Market Event for Africa.

The aim is to shape the sustainable insurance agenda in Africa across the insurance industry’s triple role in sustainable development as risk managers, insurers, and investors. Key sustainability challenges and opportunities that will be covered include the insurance protection gap, social and financial inclusion, and the resilience and sustainability of cities, infrastructure, and food and agriculture systems.

CIREC Week

10-12 April 2018 | Santiago de Chile

Chile’s Leading Congress in New Energies (CIREC) will be hosting its 6th edition of CIREC Week in Santiago from 10 to 12 April 2018. Over the past seven years the event has grown and evolved along with Chile’s renewable energy sector.

Beijing Report Launch | Investor Duties and ESG Integration in China 北京报告发布会:投资者责任与ESG整合

28 March 2018 | Beijing, China

UNEP FI, the PRI, The Generation Foundation, and the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) invite you to the launch of the report on ‘Investor Duties and ESG Integration in China,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. The project team and key contributors will present the main findings and recommendations of the report on how clarifying the role of ESG integration in investor obligations and duties can contribute to achieving China’s long-term vision of balanced, inclusive and sustainable development.

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

28 March 2018 | Santiago, Chile

Carolina López, UNEP FI Representative in Chile, will be participating in the 3rd version of the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” organized by the Santiago Stock Exchange and the UN Global Compact Chile

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe: Financing Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

13 March 2018 | Paris, France

Building on the success of its Forum in New York, Climate Action is bringing the Sustainable Investment Forum to Europe in March 2018 in partnership with UNEP FI.
The European Forum will welcome 250+ high-level decision-makers from the finance community, European governments and think tanks to meet, network, share ideas and discuss concrete solutions to the current challenges of the European and global climate finance market.

Sustainable Finance Workshop in Ecuador

28 February 2018 | Quito, Ecuador

Asobanca and BID Invest, in collaboration with IDE Business School carried out a workshop in Quito, Ecuador, focussed on Sustainable Finance and the integration of sustainability within governance, strategy and financial products.  

Human Rights and Finance: next steps for EU Policy

22 February 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

ShareAction and partners organize a discussion at the European Parliament on the means to ensure a strong role for human rights in the future of European financial regulation, in the context of the upcoming European Commission’s Sustainable Action Plan. UNEP FI engages is dialogue on the role of human rights due diligence in the legal duties of investors and company directors.

WEBINARS: Responsible Investor Series focusing on European Sustainable Investment Policy

14-28 February 2018 | Webinar

This is a crucial time for EU policy on ESG, and Responsible Investor is presenting a series of three webinars focused on European sustainable investment policy in the context of the High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) and the stated objectives of EU Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis.

The series will feature senior figures from the EU, leading market participants and expert analysts, including UNEP FI’s Elodie Feller.

Chilean Sustainable Finance Public-Private Working Group

26 January 2018 | Santiago, Chile

The “Chilean Sustainable Finance Working Group” organized by the Sustainability & Climate Change Agency and the Corporate Leaders Group for Climate Change (CLG), in collaboration with the British Embassy Santiago, GIZ and UNEP FI, will be holding an event about the international experience on Green Banks.

Social inclusion and human rights in finance: a view from Asia Pacific

12 December 2017 | Tokyo, Japan

The meeting looked at how financial institutions, in addition to applying human rights due diligence in their business, tackled social issues specific to the region. It also highlighted global trends from the finance and human rights agenda to inform local financial institutions in their approaches to human rights issues, and introduced the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), developed in 2017 with strong support from investors as a tool enabling businesses to better understand and act on corporate human rights performance.

UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific

11-13 December 2017 | Tokyo, Japan

UNEP FI is establishing Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community to come together locally to discuss the latest trends and innovations, and share good practice. 2017 marks UNEP FI’s 25th anniversary, and in this landmark year, our first ever Regional Roundtables will be the focus of our celebrations.

Energy efficiency in buildings: how to accelerate investments?

11 December 2017 | Paris, France

This high-level conference will take stock, two years after COP 21, of the significant committments by banks and investors on energy efficiency and identify ways to scale up energy efficiency investment. The event will culminate in a high-level segment with UNEP FI member CEO representation and occurs the day before the summit organised by the French President on the Paris Agreement.

Webinar: EU consultation on investor duties regarding sustainability

8 December 2017 | Webinar

UNEP FI  and the PRI will host a webinar on the European Commission’s public consultation on investor duties (fiduciary duties) and sustainability on Friday, 8 December at 10am GMT/11am CET. The consultation builds on the EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance’s interim report, which recommends greater clarification by the EU in this area. […]

Webinar: Finance mechanisms to achieve the SDGs

6 December 2017 | Webinar

Watch the recording of a webinar held on 6 December which addressed the issues of assessing needs, set processes developing innovative financial mechanisms and adapting existing instruments for funding the SDGs. It gathered several influential representatives from the finance community and the corporate sector to discuss the challenges of the financing the SDGs. The webinar was organised by Climate Action and Sustainable Investment Forum Europe and featured UNEP FI’s Careen Abb from the Positive Impact Initiative.

Webinar: Stakeholder Engagement in Sustainable Finance – Indigenous Peoples Rights and Free, Prior and Informed Consent

5 December 2017 | Webinar

The webinar, organized jointly by Agence française de développement, the Inter-American Development Bank and UNEP Finance Initiative, will take a glimpse into the current landscape of standards and practices related to indigenous peoples’ rights and stakeholder engagement, with a focus on the free, prior and informed consent principle. It will also consider barriers to the principle implementation and solutions to address them. It will be set up as a platform of knowledge exchange between industry representatives and human rights experts working with indigenous groups and on stakeholder engagement in business.

Webinar: Stakeholder Engagement in Sustainable Finance – Indigenous Peoples Rights and Free, Prior and Informed Consent

5 December 2017 | Webinar

  The webinar, organized jointly by Agence française de développement, the Inter-American Development Bank and UNEP Finance Initiative, will take a glimpse into the current landscape of standards and practices related to indigenous peoples’ rights and stakeholder engagement, with a focus on the free, prior and informed consent principle. It will also consider barriers to […]

Presentation and Launch of the Positive Impact Initiative

29 November 2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

UNEP FI is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation and regional launch of its Positive Impact Initiative in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 29th November 2017, which will be hosted by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the oldest and largest stock exchange in Africa.

UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Africa and Middle East

27-30 November 2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

UNEP FI is establishing Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community to come together locally to discuss the latest trends and innovations, and share good practice. 2017 marks UNEP FI’s 25th anniversary, and in this landmark year, our first ever Regional Roundtables will be the focus of our celebrations.

Presentation and launch of the Positive Impact Initiative

23 November 2017 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

UNEP FI is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation and launch of its Positive Impact Initiative in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 23rd November 2017, which will be hosted by Dutch Central Bank De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), in partnership with the Dutch members of the Positive Impact Initiative: ABN AMRO, ING Bank and Triodos Bank.

3rd Latin American Conference on Responsible Investments

21 November 2017 | Santiago, Chile

The 3rd Latin American Conference on Responsible Investments (IRlatam2017) will take place on November 21st from 8:30 am to 13:00 at Centro Parque, Santiago de Chile. On behalf of UNEP FI, Carolina López will present on “Positive impact financing: A new business and financing paradigm for sustainable development”.

Environmental Finance’s Insurance & Climate Risk

15 November 2017 | Merchant Taylors Hall, London, UK

Environmental Finance and InsuranceERM are delighted to announce their inaugural Insurance & Climate Risk conference, taking place in London on 15 November.

Climate change and become one of society’s prime long-term issues and the insurance sector is now responding. Traditionally focused on weather and the short-term insurance cycle there is now the realization that on both the asset and the liability side, insurance companies are exposed.

Societe Generale’s Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance Conference

9 November 2017 | Paris, France

Societe Generale organised the Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance Conference in Paris on November 9th 2017, which gathered nearly 200 Corporates & Financial Institutions to discuss the stakes of inaction on climate change and the essential role of the private sector in this shift to sustainable development.

UNEP FI at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

6-17 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany

This year’s global Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (‘COP23’) will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 6 – 17 November. UNEP FI and partners are building a strong presence at COP23, via a number of events and platforms.

Environmental Finance’s Green Bonds Americas

23 October 2017 | 10 on the Park – New York, USA

Environmental Finance’s 4th annual Green Bonds Americas conference will take place on October 23 at 10 on the Park (new venue) in New York, and we hope that you will join us.

The green bond market is flying high this year, continuing its rapid march to maturity.

Introductory training workshop on climate change and biodiversity: risks and opportunities for the financial sector in Chile

20 October 2017 | Santiago, Chile

Un Taller de Capacitación sobre “Cambio Climático y Biodiversidad: Riesgos y Oportunidades para el sector financiero en Chile” se llevará a cabo por la primera vez el viernes 20 de octubre en Santiago de Chile. El taller es organizado por ONU Medio Ambiente Iniciativa Financiera (UNEP FI) y la Iniciativa Finanzas para la Biodiversidad PNUD BIOFIN de Chile.

Regional dialogue, Europe: A Rights-Based Approach to Sustainable Finance

17 October 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

Since the unanimous endorsement of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), various stakeholder groups – businesses, civil society, intergovernmental platforms – have been working on clarifying the practical implications of the ‘responsibility to respect human rights’ for financial institutions. At the same time, in their journey to sustainability, financial institutions are increasingly showing willingness to contribute to the achievement of global priorities such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. How do these efforts come together in a coherent human rights-aligned sustainable finance agenda? The session provided an overview of industry efforts from the region to advance the implementation of the UNGPs and discussed how to connect – from a human rights perspective – the various sustainability-driven actions of financial institutions, to ultimately arrive at an inclusive, rights-based sustainable finance agenda.

UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Europe

16-18 October 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

UNEP FI is establishing Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community to come together locally to discuss the latest trends and innovations, and share good practice. 2017 marks UNEP FI’s 25th anniversary, and in this landmark year, our first ever Regional Roundtables will be the focus of our celebrations.

Beijing Roundtable | Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

13 October 2017 | Beijing, China

Roundtable on Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

北京圆桌会议:中国的投资者责任和义务以及ESG整合

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and The Generation Foundation invite you to an Expert Policy Roundtable on ‘Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. Building on the recent achievements of the national Green Finance initiative in China, this event aims to discuss the development of an investment and regulatory environment that promotes consideration of financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, consistent with investor obligations and duties.

Shanghai Roundtable | Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

11 October 2017 | Shanghai, China

Roundtable on Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

上海圆桌会议:中国的投资者责任和义务以及ESG整合

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and The Generation Foundation invite you to an Expert Policy Roundtable on ‘Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. Building on the recent achievements of the national Green Finance initiative in China, this event aims to discuss the development of an investment and regulatory environment that promotes consideration of financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, consistent with investor obligations and duties.

Financing Energy Efficiency in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom

28 September 2017 | Dublin, Ireland

The event aims to share best practice from the Republic of Ireland, the UK and further afield on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and SME sectors. Speakers will focus on practical experience in developing, structuring and financing energy efficiency investment programmes.

Webinar: Deployment of Energy Efficient Mortgages in Europe

26 September 2017 | Webinar

The European Union’s Energy Union Framework Strategy includes energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be considered as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. To realise its full potential, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked on a large scale. This webinar, organised in partnership with the European Commission, will discuss the use of energy efficient mortgages in Europe.
Register by 22 September 2017.

Webinar: How can financial services innovate to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

26 September 2017 | Webinar

From gender parity to inequality and climate action, the SDGs present an opportunity to transform the impact that the financial services industry has on society.  In order to achieve the goals by 2030, an additional $2.5tr is needed annually. Join EY and practitioners from BNP Paribas, Aviva, CDC Impact investors and UNEP FI to explore how financial services can play a key role in plugging the gap.

Environmental Finance’s Green Equities

14 September 2017 | Guildhall - London, UK

Environmental Finance, in association with the City of London Corporation and Green Finance Initiative, will hold their inaugural Green Equities conference on 14 September 2017 at the Guildhall in London.

Attend this summit to hear the latest trends and learn about the drivers set to shape green equity investments.

Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis in Argentina

7 September 2017 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

UNEP FI/Ecobanking will conduct an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop, in collaboration with the Banking Association of Argentina (ABA). This training session will take place in Buenos Aires on the 7th of September, during the week when UNEP FI is celebrating its 25th Anniversary at the Latin American & Caribbean Roundtable from the 5th of September in the same city.

UNEP FI/Ecobanking llevarán a cabo un Taller Introductorio de Capacitación sobre Análisis de Riesgos Ambientales y Sociales, en colaboración con la Asociación de Bancos de la Argentina (ABA). La sesión de capacitación tendrá lugar en Buenos Aires el 7 de septiembre, la semana en la que UNEP FI estará celebrando su 25 Aniversario a través de la Mesa Regional de América Latina y el Caribe desde el 5 de septiembre en la misma ciudad.

Human rights and social issues in finance: from global to regional solutions

6 September 2017 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

The first UNEP FI meeting on human rights and social issues in Latin America and the Caribbean offered a platform for members in the region – Banco General, Banco Galicia, Suramericana and Itaú Unibanco – to share experiences on their approaches to respect human rights and act on their ability to further address social needs. Participants were also introduced to the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB), that UNEP FI has teamed up to share the findings of the benchmark, released in 2017.  Finally, regional members and stakeholders were informed about UNEP FI strategic priorities on human rights and social issues for the upcoming years, and were encouraged to give feedback on available options to adapt these to regional needs.

Regional Roundtables on Sustainable Finance: Join Us in Africa & Middle East and Asia Pacific

5 September - 21 December 2017 | All Regions

UNEP FI is establishing Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community to come together locally to discuss the latest trends and innovations, and share good practice. 2017 marks UNEP FI’s 25th anniversary, and in this landmark year, our first ever Regional Roundtables will be the focus of our celebrations.

Positive Impact Initiative African Launch

6 July 2017 | Casablanca, Morocco

UNEP FI and Casablanca Finance City are pleased to anounce the regional launch of the Positive Impact initiative and the Principles for Positive Impact Finance, held in Casablanca on July 6th 2017.

Advanced Training Workshop on Environmental & Social Risk Analysis in Paraguay

21-22 June 2017 | Asuncion, Paraguay

UNEP FI/Ecobanking están organizando un Taller Avanzado de Capacitación presencial sobre Análisis de Riesgos Ambientales y Sociales, en colaboración con la Mesa de Finanzas Sostenibles (MFS) de Paraguay, conformada por ocho bancos del sistema. La sesión de capacitación tendrá lugar los días 21 y 22 de junio en Asunción.

Climate week 2017 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change”

13-16 June 2017 | Santiago, Chile

UNEP FI will be participating in the Climate week 2017 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change” that will take place in Santiago de Chile from 13 to 16 June 2017. This event is being organized by the Foundation Konrad Adenauer, the Ministry of Environment, along with other partners and collaborators. The event will have several panels, throughout the week. On June 16th, UNEP FI will be part of a panel on “Sustainable Finance” with a focus on Sustainable Construction Financing, along with Banco Santander Brazil.

Financing Energy Efficiency in the Nordic Region

19 May 2017 | Copenhagen, Denmark

The event aims to share best practice from Denmark, Sweden and Finland on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. The event is organised as part of a series of events over three years, seeking to build and support long-lasting action in EU Member States.

Webinar: The Next Steps for the Principles for Positive Impact Finance

10 May 2017 | Webinar

Positive Impact Initiative The Positive Impact Initiative is driven by a group of UNEP FI members seeking to establish a new financing paradigm based on a holistic appraisal of impacts to the three pillars of sustainable development. This is seen as the key to the twin challenges of future-proofing business and achieving the Sustainable Development […]

Financing Energy Efficiency in Central Europe

27 April 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic

Targeting the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria, this event aims to share best practice from the region on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. The event is organised as part of a series of events over three years, seeking to build and support long-lasting action in EU Member States.

Fiduciary Duty Japan Roadmap Launch

26 April 2017 | Tokyo, Japan

The Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century Japan Roadmap is to be launched by Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor to UN Environment Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific Region at the RI Asia conference in Tokyo.

First 2017 in-person meeting of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition

26 April 2017 | Stockholm, Sweden

The members of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), a UNEP FI-convened platform of 30 leading investors worldwide committed to taking bold portfolio action in response to climate change, are convening this week in Stockholm, at the invitation and under the auspices of Scandinavian pension company Storebrand/SPP, a member of the PDC Steering Committee.

Mainstreaming Social Impact Investing in Pension Funds in South Korea

12 April 2017 | Seoul, South Korea

The South Korean National Pension Service (NPS), with close to USD 500 billion in assets in Korea, is one of the biggest players in the South Korean financial industry. On April 12th, in a forum co-sponsored by UNEP FI called “Mainstreaming Social Impact Investing in Pension Funds,” South Korean presidential hopefuls gathered to discuss integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into the national pension system.

Making Financial Institutions more Resilient to Environmental Risks: Launch of Drought Stress Testing Tool

5 April 2017 | London, UK

In a pilot project on Environmental Stress Testing, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA), have developed an analytical framework and tool that allows banks to quantify and assess the potential impact of drought events on the performance of their corporate loan portfolio. The project has been funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The tool will be launched at a series of events: 7th March in Mexico City, 10th March in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14th March in Beijing, China, 17th March in New York, USA and 5th April in London, UK.

Breakfast Meeting: Sustainable Finance in Latin America and Chile

28 March 2017 | Santiago, Chile

The United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), along with CAF – Latin American Development Bank, and the Ecobanking project/INCAE Business School, are organizing an Executive Breakfast on Sustainable Finance in Latin America and Chile, which will be held on Tuesday, March 28 from 9h to 11h30 in Santiago de Chile.

PAGE – Partnership for Action on Green Economy – Ministerial Conference in Berlin

27-28 March 2017 | Berlin, Germany

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.

Sustainability in the financial world: where are we and where do we go? A look at Chile & Latin America

8 March 2017 | Santiago, Chile

UNEP FI is partnering with CLG Chile, Bolsa Comercio Santiago, Cámara Chileno-Británica, Facultad Economía y Negocios Universidad de Chile, British Embassy Santiago, and MEXICO2 on an event that will discuss sustainable finance in Chile and Latin America including a discussion of sustainable development and capital markets, and the role of green bonds in the transition to a lower carbon economy.

Old Events

UNEA Symposium on Mobilizing Sustainable Investments: Making private finance work for sustainable development

25 May 2016 | Nairobi, Kenya Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Location: Conference Room 1, United Nations Gigiri Complex The successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement require the engagement of the financial system. Global, national and institutional changes are helping to align the financial system with sustainable development. This […]

Kick-off meeting of Mongolian Green Credit Fund Working Group

23 May 2016 | Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia UNEP FI, together with the Mongolian Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism (MEGDT), the Mongolian Bankers Association (MBA), Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) and German International Cooperation (GIZ), recently convened the kick-off meeting of the Mongolian Green Credit Fund […]

Environmental Risk and Sovereign Bonds – ERISC II launch event

18 May 2016 | London, UK Environmental Risk and Sovereign Bonds: Beyond Climate ChangeReport Launch and Panel Discussion Global Footprint Network, UNEP Finance Initiative, and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services would like to invite you to a launch event in London on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, to announce the results of new research on the […]

Sustainable Finance Forum Turkey 2016

11 May 2016 | Istanbul, Turkey The Sustainable Finance Forum Turkey, launched in 2013 by UNEP FI in partnership with the Business Council for Sustainable Development and Global Compact Turkey, hosted its third multi-stakeholder discussion on 11th May in Istanbul. The Forum, dedicated to understanding the complex interlinkages between finance and sustainability, and the practical […]

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: UK roadmap

4 April 2016 | London, UK Building on the findings of Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century, published in September 2015, UNEP FI, PRI and The Generation Foundation have begun a three year project to integrate sustainability into investors’ fiduciary duties. The project will focus on three primary objectives: Clarify the scope of fiduciary duty […]

China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) 2016 Roundtable on Promoting Green Finance and Supporting Local Development

29 March, 2016 | Shanghai, China CCICED organized a roundtable on Green Finance and Local Government Development at the China Executive Leadership Academy Pudong (CELAP) in Shanghai, China on 29 March 2016. The event brought together over 100 participants from China’s central and local governments, financial institutions, academia, and international organizations. Among the prominent speakers, […]

Managing Climate, Environment, Social and Governance in Real Estate

A follow up framework for action to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement 8 February 2016 | London, UK Six of the world’s largest investor networks have come together to create a concise, actionable framework for Real Estate investors to help make sense of existing ESG guidance and provide a follow up framework for action to […]

UNEP FI and its role at COP 21

1-9 December 2015 | Paris, France Significant COP21 events and side events December 1st Financing the Transition to Zero Deforestation Open registration – registration link Financial institutions can play a vital role in addressing the deforestation and degradation risks inherent in the unsustainable production, trade, processing and retail of soft commodities, especially soy, palm oil […]

Mongolian Sustainable Finance Forum

25 November | Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia On 25 November in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Forum 2015, organised by UNEP FI and Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) with the Mongolian Bankers Association (MBA) and XAC Bank, brought together some 400 participants to discuss the establishment of a green credit fund as a potential […]

High-level National Meeting on Sustainable Finance

11-12 November 2015 | Dubai, UAE UNEP FI is co-organising, with the Ministry of Environment of the UAE and in association with the Central Bank of the UAE, the Insurance Authority, Securities and Commodities Authority and the Dubai Financial Services Authority, a CEO Roundtable of Financial Institutions and a workshop on Environmental & Social Risk […]

UNEP FI AGM to showcase latest policies on sustainable finance

12-13 October 2015 | Paris, France UNEP FI on 12-13 October 2015 held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Amundi in Paris. The recurring theme of the two-day proceedings was on the changing context for sustainable finance, with a focus on risks and impacts – The increasing diversity and technical specialisation in ESG risks (e.g. […]

UNEP FI to play significant role at ‘PRI in Person’ conference

8-10 September 2015 | ICC, Excel Centre, London UNEP FI is set to play a key role at the 2015 ‘PRI in Person’ conference in London. This three day conference will bring together investors from across the world to discuss the full range of responsible investment issues and challenges. UNEP FI will provide key inputs […]