Blog: News from Climate COP22 Part I

The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown UNEP FI round-up: developments and outcomes from the first week of the 2016 intergovernmental climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco (COP22) by Remco Fischer, Climate Change Programme Officer. The good Last year’s climate meeting in Paris, COP 21, has been widely praised as historic for two reasons: it was […]

UNEP FI‘s Global Roundtable held in the Middle East, Dubai, for the first time

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 […]

Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty Inc. becomes first Japanese J-REIT asset manager to join UNEP FI

Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty Inc., a joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and UBS, has become the first Japanese J-REIT asset manager to join UNEP FI. With total assets under management of more than 1.2 trillion yen (acquisition-cost-basis), Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty Inc., is one of the largest asset management companies. They manage the largest listed J-REIT,the […]

Event: UN Environment Finance Initiative co-convened roundtable on Natural Capital in Tokyo September 2016

Over fifty participants from the financial sector, as well as representatives from government, industry, consulting, research institutes, and non-profits discussed ESG integration in Japan at an event held at Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank’s headquarters in Tokyo on 16th September. The event was co-convened by UN Environment Finance Initiative and Principles for Financial Action for the […]

Costa Rica expresses interest in sustainable finance as a mechanism to strengthen its efforts for sustainable development

On October 11th, UNEP FI, UN-REDD Programme and INCAE met with the National Council of Financial System Supervision (CONASSIF) of Costa Rica to discuss about Sustainable Finance. CONASSIF manages the General Superintendence of Financial Institutions (SUGEF), the Superintendence of Securities (SUGEVAL), the Superintendence of Insurance (SUGESE) and the Superintendence of Pensions (SUPEN). The President of […]

BASA signs agreement to join UNEP FI as Supporting Institution

On 27 May 2016, the Banking Association South Africa (BASA) signed an agreement to join UNEP FI as a supporting partner becoming the first Banking Industry Association in Africa and third globally, to achieve a Supporting Institution Status. This partnership comes in celebration of 15 years of collaboration between UNEP FI and BASA, a collaboration dating […]

UNEP FI co-convenes kick-off meeting of Mongolian Green Credit Fund Working Group

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 Working Group. This working group, comprised of […]

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

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, the Vice-Minister of China’s Ministry of […]