ANT Financial Services and UN Environment launch Green Digital Finance Alliance

20 January 2017

On Thursday 19 January 2017, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, UNEP FI member ANT Financial Services and UN Environment launched the ‘Green Digital Finance Alliance’ a ground-breaking initiative to harness digital technologies in catalyzing financing that addresses global environmental challenges. Financing sustainable development is one of the greatest challenge of our times. To […]

Chinese online payment provider Ant Financial joins UNEP FI

13 January 2017

Chinese online payment provider Ant Financial joins UNEP FI Ant Financial Services Group has become the first Fintech company to join UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative’s network of more than 200 financial institution signatories. Ant Financial’s signing of the UNEP FI Statement of Commitment by Financial Institutions on Sustainable Development represents the online payments services providers’ recognition of the role of […]

UN Environment and ICLEI create largest collaboration between insurance industry and cities

2 January 2017

UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), the largest collaborative initiative between the UN and the insurance industry, and ICLEI—Local Governments for Sustainability, the leading global network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions, have joined forces to create the largest collaboration between the insurance industry and cities. Before 2016 ended, ICLEI signed the […]

Blog: The UN, the Sustainable Insurance Forum, and the City by the Bay

7 December 2016

UNEP FI’s Butch Bacani was in San Francisco for the first meeting of the Sustainable Insurance Forum, a new international network of insurance regulators and supervisors which will promote cooperation on critical sustainable insurance challenges such as climate change. In his blog, Butch tells the story of the creation of this new initiative, explains its […]

UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative one of transformative projects of UN Secretary General’s Climate Resilience Initiative

18 December 2015

A new initiative to build climate resilience in the world’s most vulnerable countries was launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and 13 members within the UN system at COP21, the Paris Climate Conference. The new initiative will strengthen the ability of countries to anticipate hazards, absorb shocks, and reshape development to reduce climate risks. […]

UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance launches final, groundbreaking report of Global Resilience Project

8 December 2015

At the “Resilience Day” event of COP21, the UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) Initiative launched the final report of its Global Resilience Project. The report focuses on multi-stakeholder partnerships that have worked to address disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in order to build resilience at different levels of society—from districts and […]