UNEP FI has established a network of Regional Working Groups to support activities with financial institutions and supporting organisations around the world. Regional UNEP FI co-ordinators with a regional focus provide an opportunity for Signatories to interact and share knowledge and good practice with other members in the region, as well as with Signatories globally.

This provides a regional network and hub for innovation and expertise, as well as UNEP FI training, activities and events.

UNEP FI Regional Co-ordinators organise calls and meetings, share the initiative’s latest international research and tools, undertake surveys to understand local needs and sustainable finance agendas, engage members in projects, share good practice, establish networks across public and private sector stakeholders and facilitate Regional Round Tables (from 2017).


UNEP FI is establishing Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community in their own region to come together. 2017 marks UNEP FI’s 25th anniversary, and in this landmark year, we are holding our first series of Regional Roundtables in several regions.

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Building on over two decades of successful Global Roundtables, these regional events are designed to create rich opportunities for UNEP FI members to connect with one another and to raise awareness of sustainable finance work in progress across banking, investment, and insurance.

Why participate?

  • Gain insights into emerging knowledge and best practice in key environmental, social and governance (ESG) areas and inspirational market leadership
  • Showcase and learn about leading-edge sustainable finance practice and the future direction of the industry
  • Get connected with leaders in sustainable finance
  • UNEP FI members will have exclusive opportunities to participate in networking activities and workshops to engage key stakeholders and collaborate on initiatives aimed at changing finance and financing change

 Who will be there?

The 2017 UNEP FI Regional Roundtable is expected to attract 100-200 sustainable finance leaders from each of the region:

  • Financial institutions
  • Industry associations
  • Government
  • Civil society
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Academics
  • General public

Contact
Liesel van Ast
UNEP FI Signatory Relations Manager
regions@unepfi.org

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    • Guiar la construcción de Estrategias Nacionales de Finanzas Sostenibles.
    • Compartir las actividades y proyectos de UNEP FI y promover la participación activa del sector financiero de la sub-región.
  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis – Costa Rica

    13 October 2016 | San Jose, Costa Rica
    UNEP FI/Ecobanking conducted an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis in-person training workshop, in collaboration with UN-REDD Programme, Sistema de Banca para el Desarrollo (SBD) and its main operators, and the Superintendence of Financial Institutions (SUGEF).
    UNEP FI/Ecobanking organizaron un Taller presencial Introductorio de Capacitación sobre Análisis de Riesgos Ambientales y Sociales (ARAS), en colaboración con el Programa ONU-REDD, el Sistema de Banca para el Desarrollo (SBD) y sus principales operadores, y la Superintendencia General de Entidades Financieras (SUGEF).

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Paraguay

    2 September 2016 | Asuncion, Paraguay
    UNEP FI/Ecobanking conducted an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop, in collaboration with the Sustainable Finance Table of Paraguay (“Mesa de Finanzas Sostenibles de Paraguay”), made up of nine banks of the system.

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis in the Housing and Construction Sector

    15 July 2016 | Lima, Peru
    In Peru, as well as in other Latin American countries, the regulatory framework on environmental issues is advancing rapidly, posing increasingly demanding challenges, which will guide and encourage the implementation of appropriate environmental and social management of the various economic stakeholders, especially financial institutions that aim at taking the lead on financial issues related to the environment. Since January 2016, a new regulatory framework requires Peruvian banks to perform social and environmental risk assessments. UNEP FI/Ecobanking conducted in Peru an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop. The event was organised in collaboration with the Finance Mechanisms for Low Carbon Development Project (FinanCC), which is implemented by GIZ Peru, and Fondo Mivivienda .

  • Kick-off meeting of Mongolian Green Credit Fund Working Group

    23 May 2016 | Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia 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 […]

  • Sustainable Finance Forum Turkey 2016

    11 May 2016 | Istanbul, Turkey The Sustainable Finance Forum Turkey, launched in 2013 by UNEP FI in partnership with the Business Council for Sustainable Development and Global Compact Turkey, hosted its third multi-stakeholder discussion on 11th May in Istanbul. The Forum, dedicated to understanding the complex interlinkages between finance and sustainability, and the practical […]

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

    29 March, 2016 | Shanghai, China 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, […]

  • Launch of the Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) Guiding Principles & E-Learning Platform

    1 December 2015 | Nairobi, Kenya UNEP FI is to play a key role at the launch of the Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) Guiding Principles & E-Learning Platform in Nairobi, Kenya. The event will be hosted by the Kenya Bankers Association, and attended by the CEOs of the Banking Industry with the Governor of the […]

  • Mongolian Sustainable Finance Forum

    25 November | Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia On 25 November in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, the Mongolian Sustainable Finance Forum 2015, organised by UNEP FI and Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) with the Mongolian Bankers Association (MBA) and XAC Bank, brought together some 400 participants to discuss the establishment of a green credit fund as a potential […]

  • High-level National Meeting on Sustainable Finance

    11-12 November 2015 | Dubai, UAE UNEP FI is co-organising, with the Ministry of Environment of the UAE and in association with the Central Bank of the UAE, the Insurance Authority, Securities and Commodities Authority and the Dubai Financial Services Authority, a CEO Roundtable of Financial Institutions and a workshop on Environmental & Social Risk […]

  • Redesigning Finance for Sustainable Development

    13-16 July 2015 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has called for a “loud revolution” to mobilise the trillions of dollars needed for the transition to a greener, more sustainable world economy. The call, which came at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, urged individual […]

  • UNEP FI leads the way on sustainability issues among Nigeria financial sector

    1-2 July 2015 | Abuja, Nigeria UNEP Finance Initiative co-hosted a landmark event by the Nigeria’s Financial Services Regulation Coordinating Committee (FSRCC) to bring together senior officials and Board Members across the full spectrum of the Nigerian financial regulatory community to raise awareness and build capacity around the concept of Sustainable Finance. While some central […]

  • Green economy financing gathers momentum amongst UAE financial institutions

    25 May 2015 | Dubai, UAE At an unprecedented national conference held in Dubai, financial institutions (FIs), financial regulators, Green Economy policy makers and businesses gathered from across the UAE to commence dialogue on motivating the finance sector to become actively involved in the transition to a greener, more sustainable economy in the UAE and […]

  • UNEP FI supports Bank al Maghrib CEO convening to launch sustainable finance strategy in Morocco

    19 May 2015 | Rabat, Morocco One year after Bank al Maghrib (Moroccan Central Bank) held its first convening on finance and sustainability issues in June 2014, UNEP FI, together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has now lent its support to the Central Bank. On 19th May Bank al Maghrib convened a national CEO […]

  • UNEP FI to support opportunities for green growth in Africa at 3GF Africa conference

    13 -14 May 2015 | Nairobi, Kenya The Global Green Growth Forum (3GF), UNEP and the Government of Kenya are co-hosting a high-level Conference in Nairobi on 14-15 May. The aim of the conference is to address key African green growth political priorities and interests and cover 3GF cross-cutting themes on financing for green growth, […]

  • Sustainable Finance Forum Turkey 2015

    5 May 2015 | Istanbul, Turkey The Sustainable Finance Forum Turkey, launched in 2013 by UNEP FI in partnership with the Business Council for Sustainable Development and Global Compact Turkey, hosted its third multi-stakeholder discussion on 5th May in Istanbul. The topic under discussion was sustainable finance in Turkey in the context of the current […]

  • Semana por la Sostenibilidad Latinoamérica 2015: CICLO SIETE / Sustainability Week Latin America 2015

    UNEP FI y BANCOLOMBIA invitan a los miembros signatarios en América Latina a establecer su Semana por la Sostenibilidad del 18 al 25 de abril 2015, y llevar a cabo durante esos días diferentes actividades que promuevan el bienestar ambiental y social. Para mayor información, por favor visita www.ciclosiete.com Ciclo Siete: Sustainability Week Latin America […]

  • UNEP FI holds a sustainable finance seminar with the Korean National Assembly

    19 March 2015 | Seoul, Korea From left to right: Young-ho Kim (director of Korea Sustainability Investing Forum), Eunjoo Lee (Korean National Assembly member), Mok-hee Lee (Assembly member), Il-Pyo Hong (Assembly member), Ligia Noronha (Director of UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics), and Hyo Jin Ahn (Deputy President of Shinhan Bank). UNEP FI supported […]

  • UNEP FI – VfU Roundtable ‘Licence to Operate: Sustainability in Finance, Between Opportunity and Responsibility’

    18-19 November 2014 | Frankfurt, Germany The 2014 edition of VfU / UNEP FI Roundtable on Sustainable Finance, an annual multi-stakeholder meeting for German-speaking countries on responsible finance issues, focused on the fundamental question of the role of finance institutions vis-à-vis society, and in ensuring a stable and sustainable economy. Experts from academia, businesses, government […]

  • UNEP FI at EU Green Week Conference 2014

    4 June 2014 | Brussels, Belgium The Green Week Conference hosted by the European Commission, known as the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, focused this year on Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Waste. The Conference provided a platform for participants from Government, business and industry, environmental associations, academia and the media, to exchange […]

  • Second Annual Forum on Sustainable Finance in Turkey

    16 May 2014 | Istanbul, Turkey The multi-stakeholder platform for discussing sustainable finance in Turkey was organized for the second year by the Business Council for Sustainable Development Association Turkey, the UN Global Compact Turkey and UNEP FI. The 2014 edition, hosted by Borsa Istanbul, used ‘shared responsibility’ as the underlying theme for all panel […]

  • Global Water Investment Summit: contributing to knowledge exchange on water risks

    7-8 May 2014 | London, UK The Global Water Investment Summit, which UNEP FI joined as a supporter and discussion participant, gathered investors, banks, governments, regulators, NGOs, water utilities, users of water and suppliers of water-related products and services from 13 countries around the topic of creating a long-term, sustainable water strategy – based on […]

  • Sharing sustainable banking trends at Italian Banks Association workshop on Integrating ESG issues in Risk Management

    1 April 2014 | Milan, Italy The workshop hosted by the Italian Banks Association in cooperation with the European Investment Bank and the Italian Forum for Sustainable Investment, emphasized the commitment of the finance sector in Italy to scale up the integration of environmental, social and governance considerations in its lending and investment practices. On […]

  • Supporting Clarmondial efforts to facilitate dialogue on Integrating Natural Capital in Swiss Finance

    15 January 2014 | Zurich, Switzerland UNEP FI joined the 1st Zurich Natural Capital Roundtable, hosted by Clarmondial, a supporter of UNEP FI Natural Capital Declaration. The meeting organizers facilitated a dialogue on the importance of integrating Natural Capital considerations in the finance sector, connecting around 40 Swiss stakeholders interested in this topic. The meeting, […]

  • International Conference ‘Investment in Sustainability – Unlocking an Innovative Business Potential’

    10-12 December 2013 | Moscow, Russia The international conference, hosted by the Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs of Russia, Vnesheconombank, served as a platform for ideas exchange and solution identification on how to further expand and strengthen the role of businesses, including the finance sector, in meeting the objectives of Russia’s sustainable development […]

  • UNEP FI – VfU Conference “Financing Future – Future Finance. Financial Solutions for a Sustainable Development”

    18-19 November 2013 | Bonn, Germany The 9th edition of UNEP FI / VfU Roundtable on sustainable finance gathered finance institutions, sustainability experts, policy-makers and regulators, scientists, and academia from German-speaking countries over two days to brainstorm on how to create an enabling environment for finance institutions to contribute to sustainable development goals, learn about […]

  • High Level Training on the Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principles

    3 – 18 October 2013 | Lagos, Nigeria UNEP FI delivered a High Level training on the Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principles for the Executive and Non-executive Board Members of Commercial Banks and Regulators (CBN and NDIC) in Nigeria. The series of workshops was held from 3rd to 18th October at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos […]

  • UNEP FI at the Globe EU High-level conference ‘EU 2020 and Long-Term Investments – How to Mobilize Private Finance in Support of a Resilient, Low-Carbon, Resource Efficient and Inclusive Economy?”

    2 October 2013 | Brussels, Belgium The Conference organized by GLOBE EU brought together representatives from the European Commission, European Parliament and Member States Parliaments, public and private financial sector and civil society to discuss the actions required to attain Europe 2020 strategy objectives, including the necessary changes in the regulatory framework which will ensure […]

  • Sustainable Finance – A Dialogue with the Croatian Banking Sector

    17 September 2013 | Zagreb, Croatia A meeting with the Croatian banking sector was organized with the support of the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) and facilitated by the Croatian Banking Association (HUB) to exchange knowledge on current initiatives, gaps and challenges related to sustainability in banking in Croatia. Around 20 representatives from […]

  • CEO Roundtable

    10 September | Nairobi, Kenya The Kenya banking industry during a CEO Roundtable meeting held on 10th September 2013 approved a move forward to create a joint initiative that promotes best practice in sustainable finance. The KBA Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) would explore opportunities for industry alignment while building industry wide capacity in the area […]

  • The Materiality of Environmental and Social Issues for the Finance Sector

    6 June 2013 | Brussels, Belgium UNEP FI in partnership with Globe EU brought together European policy-makers and the financial sector during a lunchtime event at the European Parliament, to exchange their perspectives on the relevance and materiality of sustainability considerations for finance institutions. On the one hand, European Commission speakers shed light on initiatives […]

  • UNEP FI contribution to the European Commission consultations on the Green Paper on Long-Term Financing of the European Economy

    24 June 2013 | Brussels, Belgium UNEP FI believes that the transition to a sustainable, inclusive and green economy requires the alignment of financial sector activities with the long-term needs of sustainable development. Considering the importance of the topic for UNEP FI mandate and the high proportion of EU-based Signatories within its network, UNEP FI […]

  • Sustainable Finance Forum in Turkey

    3 May 2013 | Istanbul, Turkey The Sustainable Finance Forum brought together various actors from the sustainable finance scene in Turkey to discuss existing responsible finance practices in the country, reveal related gaps and challenges and put forward recommendations for action to upscale the financial sector contribution to sustainable development in Turkey. Garanti Bank, Şekerbank […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis India

    23 April 2013 | Mumbai, India The training workshop on Environmental and Social Risks Analysis was held on 23 April 2013 in Mumbai, India. The workshop is the first session of sustainability series convened by United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and YES BANK. The Sustainability Series […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Ghana

    22 April 2013 | Accra, Ghana UNEP FI organized for the first time an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop in Ghana. The workshop was hosted by the Ghana Association of Bankers with support from our member Ecobank. The workshop was convened with the aim of sensitizing bankers, risk & credit managers and […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Turkey

    26 March 2013 | Istanbul, Turkey A group of professionals from 15 Turkish banks, as well as from the consultancy and development finance community were trained during a one-day workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis. The participants improved their understanding of the exposure of finance institutions to social and environmental risks as a consequence […]

  • UNEP FI at European Commission Resource Efficiency Finance Round Table

    15 February 2013 | Brussels, Belgium UNEP FI and several signatories participated at the European Commission Resource Efficiency Finance Round Table, held on 15 February in Brussels. The Round table gathered high-level experts from the finance sector to discuss existing barriers to financing resource efficiency, explore possibilities for adapted finance and innovative financial instruments and […]

  • Sustainability in Banking – A Sound Business Approach

    7 February 2013 | Istanbul, Turkey The Banks Association of Turkey, in partnership with UNEP FI, facilitated a half day event in Istanbul to expose more than 70 mid to senior managers in Turkish banks to the value of incorporating sustainability in the business operations and culture of their banks. International development finance institutions and […]

  • Investing in Sustainability: A Partnership between Financial Institutions and the Real Economy

    12 December 2012 | Moscow, Russia The International Conference “Investing in Sustainability” organized by the Russian Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs Vnesheconombank (VEB) has become an annual tradition for the finance community in Russia. The 2012 edition held in Moscow and organized in partnership with UNEP FI tackled the topic of bank – […]

  • VfU / UNEP FI 8th Round Table ‘Mainstreaming Sustainability. Sustainability in the core business of financial institutions’

    13-14 November 2012 | Bensberg, Germany More than 150 professionals from the banking, investment and insurance industries, policy-making arena, civil society, media and academia gathered at Schloss Bensberg, Germany, on 13-14 November, to exchange knowledge and experience on the integration of sustainability in the DNA of the finance sector. The eighth edition of the Germanophone […]

  • UNEP FI participates in ‘Improving the environmental governance in the banking sector in Turkey: introduction to green banking’ seminar

    5-6 July 2012 | Istanbul, Turkey UNEP FI, together with Signatories TSKB and Garanti Bankasi made the case for sustainable banking during the training ‘Improving the environmental governance in the banking sector in Turkey; introduction to green banking’ held in Istanbul on 5 July 2012. The training was organized by the Regional Activity Centre for […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis, Asunción, Paraguay

    27 June 2012 | Asunción, Paraguay UNEP FI/Ecobanking organized for the first time in Paraguay an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk (ESRA) training workshop in collaboration with the Sustainability Roundtable of Paraguay. This training session took place on the 23th of June at the Sheraton Hotel in Asunción. We convened this workshop as part of […]

  • Launch of Financing Renewable Energy in Developing Countries: Drivers and Barriers for Private Finance in sub-Saharan Africa

    Videos   Video: Financing Renewable Energy     Press Conference at Governing Council View Report   Press release 21 February 2012 | Nairobi, Kenya Smart public policies are key to powering up sub-Saharan’s Africa’s clean energy potential, said the head of UNEP Achim Steiner while unveiling UNEP Finance Initiative’s latest report in Nairobi. In doing […]

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management for Financial Institutions project

    The UNEP FI Australasia Group would like to invite you to a webinar on its Sustainable Supply Chain Management for Financial Institutions project. The webinar will focus on presenting the project’s outcomes to members in other regions, and on seeking potential opportunities for collaboration going forward on the subject of supply chain management. To accommodate […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Russia

    14 December 2011 | Moscow, Russia UNEP FI/Eco-banking organized for the first time in Russia an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop, in collaboration with our local partners WWF Russia and VnescheconomBank. We convened this workshop with the aim of sensitizing bankers, risk & credit managers and other relevant parties across the financial […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Colombia

    7 December 2011 | Bogota, Colombia UNEP FI/Ecobanking organized for the second time in Colombia an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk training workshop, in collaboration with the Banking Association. This training session took place on the 7th of December, in the Hotel Porton de Bogota. We convened this workshop with the aim of sensitizing bankers, […]

  • Introductory Environmental and Social Risk training workshop

    23 September 2011 | Nairobi, Kenya An Introductory Environmental and Social Risk training workshop, organized by UNEP FI, took place on 23 September 2011, at the UN Complex in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop aimed to sensitize bankers, risk & credit managers and other relevant parties across the financial sector, on the importance, effective techniques and […]

  • Advanced Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Panama

    14 & 15 September, 2011 | Panama City, Panama UNEP FI – Ecobanking convened the “Advanced ESRA Training Workshop”, seeking to train exclusively risk managers and analysts who already have a basic understanding/experience of environmental risk management and are seeking to step up their ESRM systems. Over one-and-a-half days through a “risk lab” participants from […]

  • Advanced Environmental & Social Risk Analysis Workshop

    UNEP FI Introductory Environmental & Social Risk Analysis Workshop 8 September 2011 | Lagos, Nigeria An Environmental and Social Risk training workshop, organized by UNEP FI, took place on 8 September 2011, at the Four Point by Sheraton Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. The workshop aimed to sensitize bankers, risk & credit managers and other relevant […]

  • Nigeria Sustainable Finance Week

    Press Release   English Version , Lead Sponsors   , Partners   Access Bank Plc African Carbon Asset Development Facility African Development Bank Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft FMO International Finance Corporation Nigerian Conservation Foundation Proparco , 7-9 September 2011 | Lagos, Nigeria The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative […]

  • Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Advanced Workshops in Australia

    6-7 June 2011 | Sydney9-10 June 2011 | Melbourne UNEP FI and Ecobanking convene for the first time their advanced training workshop on social risk analysis in Australia in June. The seminar aims to build the technical capacity of participants to evaluate environmental and social risks generated by clients and/or investment partners-generated by simulating real-life […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Ecuador

    2 June 2011 | Quito, Ecuador An Introductory Environmental and Social Risk training workshop, co-organized by UNEP FI and Ecobanking, took place on the 2 June in Quito, Ecuador, at the Hotel Hilton Colon. The workshop aimed was to sensitize bankers, risk & credit managers and other relevant parties across the financial sector, on the […]

  • New report: UNEP FI North American Task Force launches study on environmental employee engagement

    , 31 March 2011 | Toronto, Canada A new report by the NATF sheds some light on the progress of North American UNEP FI members in promoting environmental engagement among their institutions. The report was launched by a Scotiabank-hosted Expert Workshop in Toronto, Canada, on March 31, 2011. “If you ask us…: Making environmental employee […]

  • Advanced Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Mexico

    17 & 18 March 2011 | Mexico City This is the third time that UNEP FI, together with the Ecobanking Project, are convening an “Advanced ESRA Training Workshop” in Latin America, as part of the broader Environmental & Social Risk Analysis Training Programme. Aimed specifically at risk managers and analysts who already have a basic […]

  • Workshop lays foundations for better integration of climate change adaptation in Asia Pacific region

    3 February 2011 | Sydney, Australia UNEP FI’s Australasia Group, composed of 14 financial institution members from Australia and New Zealand, successfully conducted a climate change adaptation workshop on 3 February, 2011. As climate change proves an inevitable fact, adaptation efforts need to be further advanced, not only by the governments, but also business communities. […]

  • Taller de Entrenamiento Básico sobre Identificación y Evaluación de Riesgos Socioambientales en los Procesos Crediticios para el sector financiero en Uruguay

    12 November 2010 | Montevideo For the first time UNEP FI/Ecobanking convened an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk training workshop in Uruguay, in collaboration with the Private Banking Association and our local member, Banco Comercial. We organized this workshop with the aim of sensitizing bankers, risk managers and other relevant parties across the financial sector […]

  • Advanced Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Peru

    25 & 26 October 2010 | Lima, Peru This is the second time that UNEP FI – Ecobanking convened the “Advanced ESRA Training Workshop”, seeking to train exclusively risk managers and analysts who already have a basic understanding/experience of environmental risk management and are seeking to step up their ESRM systems. Over one-and-a-half days through […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Portugal

    11 October, 2010 | Lisbon, Portugal This is the first time that UNEP FI – Ecobanking convened the one-day training workshop in the Iberian Peninsula, seeking to train risk analysts and credit managers who work for Financial Institutions in Portugal on how to identify and manage social and environmental risks and opportunities in their lending […]

  • Training Workshop: Environmental and Social Risk Management for the Turkish Financial Sector

    October 8, 2010 | Istanbul, Turkey UNEP FI/Ecobanking convenes an Environmental and Social Risk training workshop in Turkey. We organize this workshop in the hope of sensitizing bankers, risk managers and other relevant parties across the Turkish financial sector, on the importance, effective techniques and consequential benefits of incorporating environmental and social considerations into their […]

  • The finance sector to step up efforts to combat climate change and increase investment in renewable energy, urges Nobel Laureate

    13 September 2010 | Mexico City 80 days before the UN climate change negotiations the UNEP Finance Initiative leads the discussion with the finance sector at a forum in Mexico City entitled “The Financial Sector towards COP16” Over 55 finance CEOs, Managing Directors and Heads of Sustainability join the Nobel Laureate in the climate change […]

  • Financing Low-Carbon Growth in Asia

    The Roles and Views of Financial Institutions and the Capital Markets 16-17 June 2010 | Seoul, Republic of Korea UNEP FI, through its Climate Change Working Group and Asia-Pacific Task Force, convened the first of a series of regional Summits on ‘Financing Low-Carbon Growth’ in emerging economies, in partnership with Cambridge University’s P8 Group of […]

  • Environmental Liability and Risk Management for the Greek financial sector

    27-28 May 2010 | Athens, Greece In partnership with the Hellenic Bank Association, and with the collaboration of the Hellenic Insurance Companies Association, this event sensitized bankers, insurers, risk managers and other relevant actors across the Greek financial sector to the importance, effective techniques and benefits of incorporating environmental and social considerations into corporate strategy. […]

  • UNEP FI reaches out to the financial sector in Turkey

    16-17 April 2010 | Istanbul, Turkey The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) welcomed its first member from the finance sector in Turkey. The membership of the Industrial Development Bank of Turkey (TSKB) became official at a signing ceremony, after Paul Clements-Hunt, Head of UNEP FI, and Halil Eroglu, TSKB’s Central Executive Officer […]

  • The Financing of Green Buildings in North America

    , 4 March 2010 | Toronto, Canada As part of its 2009 Work Programme, the NATF explored the role of the financial sector in the financing and/or adoption of green buildings in North America. The report, “Green Buildings and the Finance Sector – An Overview of Financial Institution Involvement in Green Buildings in North America” […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Philippines

    27 October, 2009 | Manila, the Philippines This is the first time that UNEP FI convened the one-day training workshop in Asia, seeking to train risk analysts and credit managers who work for Financial Institutions in the Philippines on how to identify and manage social and environmental risks and opportunities in their lending and investment […]

  • Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis South Africa

    ,, Introductory Training Workshop for the Financial Sector before the Global Round Table: Environmental and Social Risk Analysis 21 October, 2009 | South Africa, Cape Town This is the first time that UNEP FI convened a training workshop in Africa, seeking to train risk analysts and managers who work for Financial Institutions from all over […]

  • Seizing Climate Change Opportunities in Africa

    ,, Seizing Climate Change Opportunities in AfricaUNEP Training to Financial Institutions at the UNEP FI Global Roundtable Hotel Southern Sun The Cullinan – 21 October 2009 – one day session Background Reading The implications of climate change and the resulting regulatory responses are having and will increasingly have considerable implications for companies, including financial institutions. […]

  • Peer-to-Peer Breakfast Meeting on Environmental & Social Risk

    24 September, 2009 | Lima, Peru Organised in collaboration with BBVA Banco Continental under the auspices of the Peruvian banking Association (ASBANC), this Breakfast Meeting provided the country’s risk managers with a golden opportunity to gather for a collective reflection on the adoption and implementation of environmental and social risk management policies and practices, in […]

  • First Advanced Training Workshop (ATW) on Environmental and Social Risk Management

    22-23 September, 2009 | Bogota, Colombia Building on the success of the Environmental and Risk Analisis (ESRA) Training Programme developed over the years since 2005 by UNEP FI’s Latin American Task Force and its partner, the Ecobanking Project, the Task Force launched a brand new training workshop which seeks to further complement the Programme. The […]

  • Breakfast Meeting on Finance and Sustainability in the Caribbean Financial Sector

    29 June, 2009 | Bridgetown, Barbados In an effort to engage with the wider Caribbean financial sector, UNEP FI and the Barbados Sustainable Finance Group offered a Regional CEO Breakfast, under the auspices of the Barbados Ministry of Environment, Water Resources and Drainage, and the Barbados Bankers’ Association. This high-level meeting came as a follow-up […]

  • Training Workshop & CEO Breakfast for the Panamean Financial Sector: Environmental and Social Risk Management

    20-21 May, 2009 | Panama This is the first time the Latin American Task Force convened a training workshop in Panama, seeking to train analysts and managers across the country’s financial sector on how to identify and manage social and environmental risks and opportunities in their lending and investment operations. The one-day workshop was followed […]

  • Promotion of Sustainable Finance Mechanisms in Russia

    29 April 2009 | Moscow, Russia WWF-Russia is organizing a conference “Promotion of Sustainable Finance Mechanisms in Russia” with the financial support of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Federal Agency for the Environment (Umweltbundesamt/UBA) under the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Venue: Marriott Grand […]

  • Changing Environments – Changing Finance?
    Sustainable Finance in Turkey

    22 January 2009 | Istanbul, Turkey The UNEP FI Central and Eastern European Task Force organizes a half-day conference about the importance of environmental and social topics in the financial industry in Turkey. Leading Turkish financial institutions such as TSKB, Işbank and Vakifbank have been invited to present on how they integrate environmental issues into […]

  • Outreach Event on Environmental and Social Risk Management

    26 November 2008 | Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago This was the first time the Latin American Task Force visited Trinidad & Tobago, following a successful Risk Training Workshop and CEO Breakfast the previous days in Barbados. This initial outreach event sought to raise awareness within the local financial sector and with relevant stakeholders, […]

  • Caribbean Workshop & CEO Breakfast: Evaluation and Management of Environmental and Social Risks in Lending and Investment Practices

    This is the first time the Latin American Task Force convened a training workshop in the Caribbean, seeking to train analysts and sensitise managers across the region’s financial sector on how to identify and manage social and environmental risks and opportunities in their lending and investment operations. A carefully targeted group of some 20 risk […]

  • The Role of Finance & Insurance in Climate Change

    UNEP FI is involved in hosting the following three events in Tokyo, Japan which are all taking place during the week of 17 November 2008. **The Role of Finance & Insurance in Climate Change18 November 2008 A seminar hosted by the Asahi Shimbun, the Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance and the Tokio Marine Research […]

  • UNEP FI / VfU Roundtable 2008: Implementing Climate Change Strategies

    4-5 November 2008 | Stuttgart, Germany in partnership with: VfU, German Association for Environmental Protection in Banks and Insurance Companies e.V. The German Association for Environmental Protection in Banks and Insurance Companies (VfU) and UNEP FI are pleased to announce the Roundtable 2008: “Implementing Climate Change Strategies”. The event will take place in Stuttgart, 4-5 […]

  • Assessing the Value of Sustainability Indices and Disclosure Initiatives

    2 October 2008 | Boston USA The North American Taskforce´s 2008 workshop was held at State Street Corporation Headquarters in Boston, attracting over 60 participants. Discussions centered on disclosure of environmental, social and governance issues. The highly interactive event aimed at discussing why non-financial disclosure matters, what the drivers for disclosure are, to which different […]

  • UNEPFI and Citi Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in West Africa

    21-22 May 2008 | Lagos, Nigeria There is a growing view that banks, insurers, asset managers and other financial sector participants have a pivotal role to play in ensuring sustainable and long term economic growth. Attention is increasingly being paid to the manner in which the financial sector provides and manages capital, whether impacts on […]

  • Climate Change as a Business Opportunity – Role of Financial Institutions in Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change

    6 December 2007 | Bali, Indonesia Jointly organised by UNEP Finance Initiative and the Ministry of Environment, Republic of Indonesia, the seminar on “Climate Change as a Business Opportunity” focused on the role of financial institutions on mitigation and adaptation of climate change. Topics presented and discussed included carbon markets in Asia, financing of energy […]

  • UNEP FI / VfU Roundtable 2007
    Corporate Social Responsibility – more than environmental management

    13-14 November 2007 | Munich The 2-day conference, jointly organised by UNEP FI and VfU, the Association for Environmental Management in Banks, Insurances and Savings Banks, will address responsibilities of financial institutions that go beyond environmental management. The aim of the conference is to shed light into the different norms, standards and indicators of social […]

  • Training Workshop and CEO Breakfast for the Venezuelan Financial Sector

    29-30 October, 2007 | Caracas This is the first time the Latin American Task Force convened a training workshop in Venezuela, seeking to train analysts and sensitise managers across the country’s financial sector on how to identify and manage social and environmental risks and opportunities in their lending and investment operations. A carefully targeted group […]

  • UNEP FI Outreach Events in Bulgaria

    11 October 2007 | Sofia, Bulgaria UNEP FI’s Central and Eastern European Task Force has held an outreach event for the financial services sector of Bulgaria, on 11 October in Sofia. The event entitled “EU environmental regulations – Risk or Opportunity for the Financial Sector?” looked in detail how accession to the European Union and […]

  • UNEP FI Outreach Events in Romania

    9 October 2007 | Bucharest, Romania UNEP FI’s Central and Eastern European Task Force has held an outreach event for the financial services sector of Romania, on 9 October in Bucharest. The event entitled “EU environmental regulations – Risk or Opportunity for the Financial Sector?” looked in detail how accession to the European Union and […]

  • Seminar: The Mexican Financial Sector and the Environment

    4 October 2007 | Mexico City The Seminar was organised by the Nacional Ecology Institute of Mexico (Instituto Nacional de Ecología/INE) and the Mexican Environment Ministry (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales/SEMARNAT), in collaboration with UNEP FI’s Latin American Task Force and HSBC México. The event was aimed at the wider Mexican financial sector […]

  • East Africa Roundtable on Sustainable Finance

    1 October 2007 | Nairobi, Kenya There is a growing view that banks, insurers and asset managers have a pivotal role to play in ensuring sustainable and long term economic growth. Attention is increasingly being paid to the manner in which the financial sector provides and manages capital, whether impacts on sustainable development are considered […]

  • Green Financial Products and Services: Current Trends and Future Opportunities

    27 September 2007 | Toronto As a follow-up to its major report and CEO Briefing, the North American Taskforce held a very successful workshop at RBC Headquarters in Toronto looking at the latest trends and opportunities in green financial products and services. The event covered a diverse range of topics, such as the key drivers […]

  • UNEPFI and WWF Workshop on Innovative Financing for Sustainable SMEs in Africa

    26 September 2007 | Geneva, Switzerland Documents Workshop Agenda and Logistics (PDF: 405 KB) Background Note with Questions & Hypotheses on SME financing in Africa that will form the framework for discussion (PDF: 71 KB) Suggested Background Reading corresponding to the discussion questions (PDF: 5 MB) WWF and UNEP Finance Initiative recognize the Small & […]

  • Climate Change and Financial Service Providers
    Tapping Markets of the Future – Avoiding Business Risks

    30 August 2007 | Frankfurt Main The G8 summit 2007 in Heiligendamm achieved a breakthrough for international climate protection. The G8 committed themselves to work towards a follow-up agreement to the Kyoto Protocol within the UN framework by the end of 2009. Climate change is both a challenge and an opportunity. Only by working together […]

  • Table Ronde Francophone des Signataires de l’UNEP FI

    8 juin 2007 | Paris, France Accueillie par la Société Générale Agenda (Français PDF 76 KB) Compte Rendu (Français PDF 187 KB) Liste de Participants (PDF 10 KB) Présentations Climate Change Working Group (Français PDF 126 KB)Jean-Noël Guye, AXA Insurance Working Group (Français PDF 147 KB)Catherine Boiteux Pelletier, AXA Microfinance (Français PDF 155 KB)Emmanuel De […]

  • Training Workshop, CEO Breakfast & Corporate Seminar for the Chilean Financial Sector: Environmental and Social Risk Management

    29-31 May, 2007 | Santiago de Chile This is the first time the Latin American Task Force convened a training workshop in Chile, seeking to train analysts and managers across the country’s financial sector on how to identify and manage social and environmental risks and opportunities in their lending and investment operations. Together the three […]

  • Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Mexico

    8 February, 2007 | Mexico City The first such workshop to be convened by the Latin American Task Force in Mexico, the training workshop sought to assist financial analysts to identify and assess environmental and social risk in credit lending and investment. At the end of the day participants were invited to brainstorm on the […]

  • Sustainability and CSR in the Greek Banking and Insurance Sector

    18 January, 2007 | Athens, Greece On 18 January, 2007 the UNEP FI Central and Eastern European Task Force has held a meeting with Greek financial institutions and stakeholder organisations in Athens, Greece. More than 50 participants from the largest Greek financial institutions attended the meeting, which was kindly sponsored by Alpha Bank. The event […]

  • Mainstreaming Sustainability in Indian Financial Institutions

    5 December 2006 | Mumbai, India The Outreach Group of UNEP FI’s Asia Pacific Task Force organised a workshop on sustainable finance in Mumbai, India. The workshop was attended by more than 30 participants from local and international financial institutions, regulatory bodies and non-governmental organisations. The workshop, which was opened by Paul Clements-Hunt, Head, UNEP […]

  • Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Financial Sector

    21-22 November 2006 | Berlin The 2-day conference, jointly organised by UNEP FI and VfU, the Association for Environmental Management in Banks, Insurances and Savings Banks, will address climate change and its impact on both the sustainability-management of financial service providers as well as on their core business activities. Through presentations, panel discussions and interactive […]

  • Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the Finance Sector in North America

    23 October 2006 | New York The UNEP FI North American Taskforce hosted a workshop on climate change at Citigroup headquarters in New York. The event included presentations on the latest climate change science, opportunities in the carbon markets such as emissions trading and the Clean Development Mechanism. A number of regional perspectives were given, […]

  • Sustainable finance in the Baltic States

    17 October 2006 | Vilnius, Lithuania On 17 October 2006 UNEP FI´s Central and Eastern European Task Force has offered a seminar on sustainable finance for the Baltic States in Vilnius, Lithuania. The seminar was kindly hosted by DNB Nord Bankas, a regional branch of UNEP FI signatory DNB NOR. The seminar, divided into asset […]

  • Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Ecuador

    18-19 September, 2006 | Guayaquil/Quito, Ecuador The third such workshop to be convened by the Latin American Task Force in the Andean Region (see Colombia Workshop, March 2005 and Peru Workshop, March 2006), this training event sought to assist financial analysts to identify and assess environmental and social risk in credit lending and investment, while […]

  • What is the Environmental Responsibility of Banks?

    22 June, 2006 | Athens, Greece More than 80 participants followed the invitation of UNEP FI and the two Greek sustainability leaders Eurobank EFG and Emporiki, that had hosted a one-day conference on sustainable banking in Athens. The senior managers of both banks emphasised how sustainability aspects have been integrated into their credit, product and […]

  • Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis El Salvador

    15-16 June, 2006 | San Salvador, El Salvador The first training workshop convened by the Latin American Task Force in Central America, this event was marked by the attendance of FI representatives from across the region. Following a day’s training on the 15th, participants pooled ideas and recommendations which were presented at a CEO Breakfast […]

  • Environmental Risk Management

    5 June 2006, Toronto, Canada On 5 June 2006, the UNEP FI North American Taskforce hosted its inaugural workshop on Environmental Risk Management, at the CIBC Learning and Knowledge Centre in Toronto. Attended by the NATF’s US and Canadian-based banks, the event included presentations on environmental credit risk, environmental assessment of REITs, climate change and […]

  • Seminar: The Role of the Public Banking Sector in promoting Sustainability in Brazil

    10 May, 2006 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Organised in fulfillment of the Latin American Task Force’s mission to raise awareness and promote sustainable finance practices, this was the first UNEP FI event to focus specifically on public banks. Reflective of the pioneer role played by public banks in Brazil in this field, the event […]

  • Workshop on Environmental Credit Risk

    4 May 2006 | Copenhagen Hosted by the Finansraadet (The Danish Bankers Association), the workshop focused on environmental credit risk in financial institutions. During the workshop, case studies were provided for different types of environmental risks. Some examples of risk management tools such as land use investigation and environmental impact assessment (Equator Principles) were also […]

  • UNEP FI Central and Eastern European Task Force High-Level Meeting

    5 April, 2006 | Moscow, Russia On 5 April, 2006 the UNEP FI Central and Eastern European Task Force held a high-level meeting on sustainable finance in Moscow, Russia. The event included presentations on corporate social responsibility, environmental regulations influencing financial services and environmental risks in project financing. A panel discussion was organised around the […]

  • Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Peru

    28-29 March, 2006 | Lima, Peru The second such training workshop convened by the Latin American Task Force in the Andean Region (see Colombia Workshop, March 2005), this event was marked by the Peruvian financial sector’s strong interest in and awareness of the sustainability agenda. Participants pooled ideas and recommendations which were presented during the […]

  • National Workshop: The Roles and Benefits of Sustainable Development from Banking Perspectives

    15 December 2005 | Batam, Indonesia UNEP FI participated as a speaker in this high profiled National Workshop hosted by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Indonesia and Bank Indonesia, the central bank. Press Release & Event Report in Indonesian: Ministry of Environment, Republic of Indonesia Bank Negara Indonesia Objectives Raise awareness of […]

  • Sustainability – Risks and Opportunities for Financial Institutions in South East Europe

    14 June, 2005 | Zagreb, Croatia After a first awareness-raising event in March 2005 in Poland (see Sustainability – Risks and Opportunities for Polish Financial Institutions), the Central and Eastern European Task Force hosted a conference for financial institutions in South-East Europe. The event was held on 14 June, 2005 in Zagreb, Croatia and was organised […]

  • First Western European Forum

    , Host:           , Supported by:           ,Finance, Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentQualitative Risk | Microfinance | Climate Change 19 May 2005 | Barcelona, Spain “…the overall [corporate] strategy has to work for the CSR approach to be viable; and conversely for the corporate strategy to be viable […]

  • Latin American Task Force Training Event Argentina

    4-5 May, 2005 | Buenos Aires, Argentina Hosted by ABN AMRO Argentina, the second LATF workshop on environmental and social credit risk brought together 25 participants from a range of Argentinean and international banks. With case studies, group exercises and role plays, the trainers from ABN AMRO and Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN) inspired […]

  • Sustainability – Risks and Opportunities for Polish Financial Institutions

    ,16 March, 2005 | Warsaw, Poland On March 16, 2005 senior level representatives of the Polish financial sector came together for a half-day conference on the opportunities and risks of sustainability. The event was organised by the UNEP FI Central and Eastern European Task Force in collaboration with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development […]

  • Latin American Task Force Training Event Colombia

    9-10 March 2005| Bogotá, Colombia The Colombian financial sector displayed strong interest in the UNEP FI Latin American Task Force‘s (LATF) first training event on environmental and social aspects of credit risk. An executive breakfast, held on March 9, raised awareness of strategic choices related to environmental and social issues at the senior management level. […]

  • Second Central and Eastern European Task Force Meeting

    Host           , Sponsor           ,28 September, 2004 | Budapest, Hungary On September 28, the members of the Central and Eastern European Task Force gathered for their second meeting following the kick-off meeting in May. Seven representatives of task force member institutions participated in the meeting, while […]

  • UNEP FI Renewable Energy Finance Workshop

    ,27 September, 2004 | Budapest, Hungary The UNEP FI Renewable Energy Finance Workshop, held in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (SEFI), attracted more than 90 participants from the international and local financial sector, NGOs, project developers and governmental agencies. The large number of participants and the vibrant discussions showed that renewable energy and […]

  • Latin American Task Force Opening Meeting

    Host   This meeting was hosted by:         ,1/2 July, 2004 | Lima, Peru On 1/2 July, the UNEP FI Latin American Task Force came together for its first meeting in Lima, Peru. Members of the Task Force were joined by invited guests from across the region, as well as two observer […]

  • First Meeting of the Central and Eastern European Task Force

    Host           ,12 May, 2004 | Sofia, Bulgaria Representatives from 11 financial institutions met in Sofia to discuss the aims and activities of the newly formed Central and Eastern European Task Force. The meeting was kindly hosted by the Bulgarian subsidiary of the Greek-based Emporiki Bank. The aim of the meeting […]

  • Environmental Disclosures in Financial Statements: New Developments and Emerging Issues

    , In partnership with:           , Host:           , Main Sponsors           ,26 February 2003 | New York Overview Is environmental information material to investors? If so, when? And are companies disclosing this information in ways that would enable analysts and fund managers […]

  • UNEP FI side events at the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD)

    UNEP FI Side Events 28 August, 2002 – 2 September, 2002 | Johannesburg, South Africa UNEP FI, and its conference partners, the Corporation of London, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), IUCN – The World Conservation Union, and UNEP FI African Task Force members and associates held a series of events at the World […]

  • UNEP FI Regional Outreach Event – Countries with Economies in Transition

    24-25 June, 2002 | Budapest, Hungary On June 24th-25th 2002, UNEP FI held the fourth in a series of Regional Outreach events, in Budapest, Hungary. The two-day roundtable dealt with: Day 1: The Business Case for Sustainability Performance in the CEIT Financial Sector Day 2: Foreign Direct Investment in CEIT – A Sustainability Dynamic Many […]

  • UNEP FI Workshop on Foreign Direct Investments: ‘Financing Sustainability’

    ,19-20 June, 2002 | Belgrade, FR Yugoslavia Overview Expanding its experience in Economies in Transition, UNEP FI recently co-organized a workshop on, “Foreign Direct Investments: Financing Sustainability”, in Belgrade, FRY. Working closely with the UNEP Post Conflict Assessment Unit (PCAU), the workshop was developed at the request of the Ministry of Health and Environmental Protection […]

  • UNEP FI Regional Outreach Event – Africa

    Host           , Main Sponsors           , Named Sponsor           ,28-29 January, 2002 | Midrand, South Africa On January 28th-29th 2002, UNEP FI held the third in a series of Regional Outreach events, in Midrand, South Africa, which was hosted by the Development […]

  • UNEP FI Regional Outreach Event – Latin America and the Caribbean

    26-27 November, 2001 | Santiago, Chile On November 26 – 27, 2001, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiatives (UNEP FI) hosted a roundtable meeting in Santiago, Chile on the role of the financial sector and the foreign direct investment in the sustainable development […]

  • Supporting the UNEP Finance Initiatives: The North American Business Case

    ,20 April, 2001 | New York, USA This half day workshop was hosted by Citigroup in New York City on 20 April, 2001. Thirty five executives and civil society representatives explored the role UNEP FI can play to support North American financial institutions as they operationalize sustainability goals. A key action arising from this workshop […]

  • UNEP FI Regional Outreach Event – Asia-Pacific

    Sponsor           , Conference Partners   Republic of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines) Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) Environment Australia Hanns Seidel Foundation Germany         ,The Financial Sector […]

  • International Conference on Sustainable Development of Countries with Economies in Transition

    18 April 1997 | Minsk, Belarus Conference Overview I. Role of the Private SectorII. Objectives of UNEP’s Financial Services InitiativeIII. StrategyIV. UNEP’s Financial Services InitiativeV. Recent ActivitiesVI. Planned Activities for 1997 I. Role of the Private Sector In 1995, ODA amounted to US$ 58.9 billion (OECD), foreign direct investment was estimated at US$ 325 billion […]