Published October 2016
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:
- Senior management and board members seeking to educate themselves and their employees on banking and sustainability
- Sustainability teams seeking to engage employees across the bank
- Employees seeking to understand the relevance of sustainability issues to their work
- Employees who are engaging with external shareholders and stakeholders on sustainability expectations, risks, inquiries, and other matters
It will also be a useful tool for a number of stakeholders, including:
- Banking associations seeking to understand and promote sustainability among their membership
- Banking regulators and supervisors interested in understanding and promoting banks’ roles in preserving the banking system’s safety and soundness vis-a-vis environmental and social risk drivers
- Anyone from the policy-making sphere to civil society, to the corporate sector and the general public who is interested in understanding how the worlds of banking and sustainability are connected in practice