There is clear evidence of the urgent need to accelerate the transition towards a resource-efficient, low-carbon and inclusive economy, and that sustainable development can only be achieved with the active involvement of investment institutions considering the key environmental and social challenges our planet is facing.

UNEP FI gathers over 40 leading institutional investors and asset managers committed to considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues as part of their business principles, strategies and operations. With the historic adoption of the Paris Agreement and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), UNEP FI investment members are committed to help finance and achieve a sustainable and green economy and society.

The Investment Committee drives and helps deliver the UNEP FI investment work programme. The Committee works with UNEP FI members to generate tools, research, and to promote more transparent and sustainable business and investment practices. It engages policymakers and regulators to identify and tackle regulatory barriers to sustainable investment.

UNEP FI Investment Committee

Archana Hingorani, IL&FS Investment Managers (India) (Co-Chair)
Frank Hovorka, Caisse des Dépôts (France) (Co-Chair)
Tatiana Bosteels, Hermes Investment Management (UK)
Perrine Dutronc, Inflection Point Capital Management (UK)
Stu Dalheim, Calvert (US)
Hervé Guez, Mirova / Natixis (France)
Karsten Löffler, Allianz Climate Solutions (Germany) (observer)

Contact

Elodie Feller
elodie.feller@unep.org

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    22 November, 2016 | Tokyo, Japan On the heels of the historic Paris Climate Agreement to limit global average temperature rise to well below 2°above pre-industrial levels, expectations  are growing for the building industry – which accounts for 40% of global energy consumption and 30% of global emissions – and for real estate investors to take ESG issues into consideration […]

  • Roundtable: ‘Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Focus on Asia’

    12 Jul 2016 | Mumbai, India14 Jul 2016 | Shanghai China19 Jul 2016 | Hong Kong, China The PRI, the UNEP Finance Initiative and The Generation Foundation invite you to roundtables on ‘Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Focus on Asia,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. The purpose of this project is to better understand the […]

  • Global Launch: Statement into Investor Obligations and Duties

    29 June 2016 | 28 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, France You are invited to the global launch of the statement into investor obligations and duties in Paris on Wednesday 29 June at Palais Brongniart. Following the launch, investors will be invited to support the statement from across the PRI and UNEP FI signatory […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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  • Investment for development: Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals: An Action Plan

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  • Launch of Sustainability Metrics Translation and Impact on Property Investment and Management

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  • Launch of Two Reports on Financing Energy Efficiency in Buildings

    Date: Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm Hosted by Renovate Europe Campaign Venue: Rond Point Schuman, 6 – 8th floor -1040 Brussels The Renovate Europe Campaign is pleased to invite you to attend a double presentation of new publications: the first, ‘Commercial Real Estate: Unlocking the Energy Efficiency Retrofit Investment Opportunity’, by […]

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  • Tomorrow’s Capital Markets

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  • Webinar: Investor Briefing – Measuring and Disclosing the Carbon and Climate Risks of Portfolio Investment

    Webinar Recording   , Webinar | 3 October, 2:00 PM CET Physical impacts of climate change continue to intensify and grow in frequency with increasingly disruptive implications on socio-economic systems. Public perception and prioritisation of climate change mitigation is hence expected to sharpen. In the face of these and other such emerging challenges adopting responsible […]

  • Webinar: The relationship between the environmental and financial performance of buildings – the evidence

    Webinar | 25 July, 9:00 AM CEST How can the environmental performance of a building affect its value, rental and sale price? This webinar reviews the current available academic evidence relating to this question. Property investors will discuss questions such as: How relevant is the current academic research have for practitioners? What research does practitioners […]

  • UNEP FI and PRI joint Webinar: Property investors’ perspective on Climate Change policy

    , Webinar | 17 November 2011, 10:00 – 11:00, CET The bulk of GHG emissions attributable to buildings emanate from the existing stock. To achieve energy saving and emissions reduction targets in the EU, US and elsewhere, a coherent set of polices is needed to drive responsible behaviors across key stakeholders and over the life-cycle […]

  • UNEP FI and PRI joint Webinar: “Implementing Responsible Property Investment Strategies”

    , Webinar | 24 February 2011, 15:00 – 16:00, CET Physical impacts of climate change pose substantial risks to future property values whilst rising energy prices are increasing building occupation costs and influencing choice. In the face of these and other such emerging challenges adopting responsible property investment approaches by integrating application of ESG issues […]

  • UNEP FI and PRI joint Webinar: “The Investors’ Perspective on the Nature and Need for Sustainable Property Metrics”

    Webinar | 4 November 2010, 9:30 – 10:30 AM CET Recent years have witnessed a proliferation of environmental labels, standards and metrics across the commercial property world. Critics have suggested that the property investors are increasingly becoming confused and off-put by the nearly 200 building labelling systems now in existence around the globe. While they […]

  • UNEP FI and PRI joint Webinar: “The Green Lease and Other Forms of Tenant Engagement in RPI”

    Webinar | 1 June 2010, 10:00 – 11:00 AM CET Following the release of the UNEP FI PWG report, Owner-Tenant Engagement in Responsible Property Investing, this webinar will cover the range of possibilities for tenant engagement. In particular, why is owner-tenant engagement key to implementing a successful RPI strategy? Why is collaboration instrumental to retrofitting […]

  • Multi-stakeholder Workshop on Sustainablility Principles and Reporting for the Construction and Real Estate Sector in the Indian Context

    18 November, 2009 | Mumbai, India Sustainability and its ever increasing demand across the stakeholder spectrum is changing the way the Construction and Real Estate sector conducts business. Sustainability and its reporting is witnessing an accelerated acceptance across geographies due to a realization that the practice of sustainability not only helps the environment but can […]

  • UNEP FI Global Round Table:
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  • UNEP FI and WBCSD address the ESG inefficiency of Capital Markets in Emerging Economies – Part 3: South Africa

    04 November 2008 | Johannesburg, South Africa In collaboration with Despite the surge in CSR reporting, ESG analysis and responsible investment activities in recent years, the corporate valuation mechanisms of capital markets appear to stubbornly remain indifferent with respect to the sustainability-related success or -failure of traded companies. Are market makers still unconvinced of the […]

  • Making it happen: Implementing the Principles for Responsible Investment

    31 October 2008, 0830-1200 | Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL Just over two years after the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) were launched by the UN Secretary-General in New York, the initiative has garnered the support of over 400 institutions representing more than US$ 15 trillion in assets. The PRI, an investor […]

  • UNEP FI and WBCSD address the ESG inefficiency of Capital Markets in Emerging Economies – Part 2: Central and Eastern Europe

    30 October 2008 | Vienna, Austria In collaboration with Despite the surge in CSR reporting, ESG analysis and responsible investment activities in recent years, the corporate valuation mechanisms of capital markets appear to stubbornly remain indifferent with respect to the sustainability-related success or -failure of traded companies. Are market makers still unconvinced of the financial […]

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    Breakfast Seminars with UNEP FI, PRI, Sustainable Investment Research Platform and ASSET4 1 October 2008 | Oslo, Norway 2 October 2008 | Stockholm, Sweden 3 October 2008 | Copenhagen, Denmark The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Report on Progress 2008 states that Principle 1 — “We will incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into […]

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  • Roundtable on Private Banking and Sustainable Investment in Emerging Economies

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