The Financing of Green Buildings in North America

, 4 March 2010 | Toronto, Canada As part of its 2009 Work Programme, the NATF explored the role of the financial sector in the financing and/or adoption of green buildings in North America. The report, “Green Buildings and the Finance Sector – An Overview of Financial Institution Involvement in Green Buildings in North America” […]

Assessing the Value of Sustainability Indices and Disclosure Initiatives

2 October 2008 | Boston USA The North American Taskforce´s 2008 workshop was held at State Street Corporation Headquarters in Boston, attracting over 60 participants. Discussions centered on disclosure of environmental, social and governance issues. The highly interactive event aimed at discussing why non-financial disclosure matters, what the drivers for disclosure are, to which different […]

Green Financial Products and Services: Current Trends and Future Opportunities

27 September 2007 | Toronto As a follow-up to its major report and CEO Briefing, the North American Taskforce held a very successful workshop at RBC Headquarters in Toronto looking at the latest trends and opportunities in green financial products and services. The event covered a diverse range of topics, such as the key drivers […]

Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector in North America

23 October 2006 | New York The UNEP FI North American Taskforce hosted a workshop on climate change at Citigroup headquarters in New York. The event included presentations on the latest climate change science, opportunities in the carbon markets such as emissions trading and the Clean Development Mechanism. A number of regional perspectives were given, […]

Environmental Risk Management

5 June 2006, Toronto, Canada On 5 June 2006, the UNEP FI North American Taskforce hosted its inaugural workshop on Environmental Risk Management, at the CIBC Learning and Knowledge Centre in Toronto. Attended by the NATF’s US and Canadian-based banks, the event included presentations on environmental credit risk, environmental assessment of REITs, climate change and […]

Supporting the UNEP Finance Initiatives: The North American Business Case

,20 April, 2001 | New York, USA This half day workshop was hosted by Citigroup in New York City on 20 April, 2001. Thirty five executives and civil society representatives explored the role UNEP FI can play to support North American financial institutions as they operationalize sustainability goals. A key action arising from this workshop […]