Sustainable Insurance: The Emerging Agenda for Supervisors and Regulators

Key sustainability factors are now recognized as potentially significant for the success, safety and soundness of the insurance sector – inspiring reactions by supervisors and regulators. In its role as risk manager, risk carrier and investor, the global insurance sector plays a cornerstone role in the management of sustainability-related risks and opportunities. The risk transfer […]

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – Germany Roadmap

The PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation have published the Germany Roadmap which builds on the report Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century. Many industry experts involved in this study indicated that ESG integration in Germany is on average less advanced than in neighbouring France, the Netherlands, the UK and Scandinavia. Despite this, momentum […]

EEFIG Underwriting Toolkit – Value and Risk Appraisal For Energy Efficiency Financing

The Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) Underwriting Toolkit provides a common framework for financial institutions, project developers and hosts of energy efficiency projects such as companies and consumers to scale up their deployment of capital into energy efficiency. EEFIG is a partnership between UNEP FI and the European Commission. The multiple stakeholders involved in energy […]

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – South Africa Roadmap

The PRI, The Generation Foundation and UNEP FI have launched a series of roadmaps as part of the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century initiative. The publications are the culmination of extensive consultation with regulators, investors, policy makers and attorneys across the countries. They make a series of recommendations to enable the market-wide adoption of […]

UNEP FI Annual Overview 2016

UNEP FI’s Annual Overview provides a summary of our work during 2016. Find out more about key initiatives and events across banking, insurance and investment. Download here.

G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit

Each year, governments, financial institutions, companies and consumers around the world are investing more than USD 221 billion into capital expenditure in buildings, industry and transport, to improve energy efficiency. For G20 countries, who are responsible for over 80% of primary energy consumption and 80% of green house gas emissions globally, energy efficiency and improved […]

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – Japan Roadmap

The PRI, The Generation Foundation and UNEP FI have launched a series of roadmaps as part of the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century initiative. The publications are the culmination of extensive consultation with regulators, investors, policy makers and attorneys across the countries. They make a series of recommendations to enable the market-wide adoption of […]

Drought Stress Testing Tool

The ‘Drought Stress Testing Tool’ enables banks to assess if a client may be at risk from drought and how drought can affect a sector or region. A clearer understanding of the risk associated with droughts can help build more resilient financial institutions, and by shifting finance to less vulnerable sectors and regions, economies can become […]

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality

Gender equality is an issue that impacts everyone, from diversity in boardrooms and at the executive level, to equal opportunities for education. Studies show that empowering women is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do, leading to increases in GDP, higher productivity, return on investments and effective organisations. […]

Principles for Positive Impact Finance

The Principles for Positive Impact Finance provide guidance for financiers and investors to analyse, monitor and disclose the social, environmental and economic impacts of the financial products and services they deliver. They provide a global framework applicable across different business lines, including retail and wholesale lending, corporate and investment lending, and asset management. The Principles require […]

Demystifying Adaptation Finance for the Private Sector

‘Demystifying Adaptation Finance for the Private Sector’ is the second of a series of studies by UNEP FI that analyse the role of private finance in confronting the challenges of climate change. This study seeks to shed light on the role, potential and policy needs of private financial institutions in enabling adaptation to the unavoidable […]

Connecting Financial System and Sustainable Development: Market Leadership Paper

This paper examines how financial institutions are  individually and collectively driving change, across financial sectors and sustainability issues, and considers the life cycle of how leadership actions influence mainstreaming and transformation across the industry. Part 1 broadly scopes the achievements of market innovation in banking, investing and insurance in the last 12 months and their […]

Investment Portfolios in a Carbon Constrained World: PDC 2016 report

The second annual progress report from the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), provides an introduction to the coalition and an overview of the decarbonization approaches and strategies of its members. It reflects on the experiences of members, and offers suggestions on how governments, investors and the PDC can accelerate the process of portfolio decarbonization in ways […]

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Australia, Brazil, Canada, UK and US Roadmaps

The PRI, The Generation Foundation and UNEP FI have launched a series of roadmaps as part of the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century initiative. The publications are the culmination of extensive consultation with regulators, investors, policy makers and attorneys across the countries. They make a series of recommendations to enable the market-wide adoption of ESG integration. The recommendations address the following core […]

Guide to Banking and Sustainability – Edition 2

The Guide to Banking and Sustainability (“Guide”) is a high-level, functional overview of what a sustainable bank looks like from inside and to the outside. Who and what is it meant for? The Guide is first and foremost a tool for banking practitioners themselves. It is meant as an awareness-raising, integration and outreach tool for: […]

SSE 2016 Report on Progress.

With 59 exchanges partnering with the SSE initiative, over 70% of listed equity markets have made a public commitment to advancing sustainability in their market.

Fiduciary duty: Global statement on investor obligations and duties

UNEP FI and its partners PRI and The Generation Foundation launched the Statement as a way to address many of the misconceptions that still exist around investor duties and obligations. It points to weaknesses in international and national policy frameworks as a barrier for investors to take account of ESG issues in their investment processes, […]