UNEP FI’s Asia Pacific Working Group provides a platform for all UNEP FI members based in the Asia-Pacific region to exchange ideas and best practices, and address region-specific sustainability priorities and needs in the financial sector. The Group serves to provide an Asian perspective to UNEP FI’s overall work program. The Task Force also acts as a disseminator and promoter of UNEP FI’s work in the Asia-Pacific Region, in the form of training workshops, webinars, conferences and tools, etc., to promote the adoption of best sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Within the Working Group, there are three country-based sub-groups:

  1. Australasia Group
  2. Japan Group
  3. Korea Group

Activities

UNEP FI’s regional activities are grounded on the Initiative’s overarching global agenda on sustainable finance, translating this into regional relevance through peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges, network-building, capacity-building via on-line and in-person trainings, and engagement with policymakers, regulators and supervisors. We also engage other stakeholders and partners to jointly identify strategic approaches to promoting sustainable finance, ensuring that regional and sub-regional dynamics and realities are considered. In 2016, some of the activities in the Asia Pacific region include:

Training and professional development

UNEP FI has a range of training offerings, both online and in workshop format, covering several themes. For further information on each of these services, please visit the Sustainable Finance Training section.

Members

Financial institutions based in Asia Pacific which are UNEP FI Signatories

Supporting institutions

Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Developing Countries (Philippines)
Financial Services Council of New Zealand (New Zealand)
Insurance Commission of the Philippines (Philippines)
Insurance Council of Australia (Australia)
Insurance Council of New Zealand (New Zealand)
Insurance Institute for Asia & the Pacific (New Zealand)
Insurance Institute of India (India)
Philippine Insurers & Reinsurers Association (Philippines)
Philippine Life Insurance Association (Philippines)
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Business School (Australia)

Contact

Diana Almoro, Regional Coordinator
diana.almoro@unep.org

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