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Climate Change


Working Group

The Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) of UNEP Finance Initiative seeks to raise awareness and communicate the problem of climate change to financial institutions, policymakers and the public at large. The overall mission of the CCWG is to:

  • Identify and communicate the role of the financial services sector and capital markets in the transition towards low-carbon and climate change resilient economies.
  • Raise awareness of the global and regional challenges, risks and opportunities related to climate change for financial institutions themselves as well as their clients and investee companies.
  • Formulate and communicate policy recommendations, particularly at the international level, conducive towards the mobilisation of private financial sector skills, funds and expertise into mitigation and adaptation activities.
  • Provide private financial sector input to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process.
  • Equip financial institutions with the capacity, tools and guidelines needed to systematically integrate climate change factors into operational and strategic decision making.


Allianz (Germany) HSBC (United Kingdom)
Access Bank (Nigeria) IL&FS (India)
Aviva (United Kingdom) ING (Netherlands)
AXA (France) Japan Bank for International Cooperation (Japan)
Merrill Lynch Bank of America (USA) KfW (Germany)
Calvert (USA) MunichRe (Germany)
CarbonRe (France) Pax World Management (USA)
Chartis International (USA) Societe Generale (France)
La Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild (Switzerland) Standard Chartered (United Kingdom)
Deutsche Bank (Germany) Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) (Switzerland)
Development Bank of Southern Africa (South Africa) SwissRe (Switzerland)
Ecobank (Ghana) UBS (Switzerland)
Fortis (Netherlands)


  • Nick Robins, HSBC Holdings plc
  • Mark Fulton, Deutsche Bank


  • Dr. Andrew Dlugolecki, Andlug Consulting
  • Dr. Sascha Lafeld, First Climate Holding AG
  • Kirsty Hamilton, International Policy Consultant
  • Thomas Loster, Munich Re Foundation


Remco Fischer
climate [at] unepfi.org