CBRE Global Investors

Company Profile CBRE Global Investors is one of the world’s leading real asset investment managers with $107 billion in assets under management. Built up over more than 40 years, our distinct platform is focused on real assets, giving our institutional clients access to real estate and infrastructure in the America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our […]

Global investors support government action on tobacco control

53 investors, health systems, pension funds and insurers, representing US$3.8 trillion in assets under management, have signed a statement to World Health Organization (WHO) representatives and national health ministers openly supporting stronger regulation around tobacco control. The statement was released today, on World No Tobacco Day – marked every year on 31 May. Its purpose […]

19 leading global banks and investors totaling $6.6 trillion in assets launch Principles for Positive Impact Finance

Paris, 30 January 2017

Today, 19 leading global banks and investors totaling $6.6 trillion in assets, launched the Principles for Positive Impact Finance at an event in Paris. The programme of the event is available here.

Read the press release in English and in French.

UNEP FI, in partnership with the PRI, the UN Global Compact and the UNEP Inquiry launches a project to scale up ESG integration as part on investors’ fiduciary duties

Fiduciary duties exist to ensure that those who manage other people’s money act in the interests of beneficiaries. Ten years after the original Freshfields and Fiduciary II reports produced by UNEP FI, and despite significant progress, many large investors have yet to make commitments to responsible investment and to consider ESG issues as part of […]

World’s leading institutional investors managing USD 24 trillion call for carbon pricing, ambitious global climate deal

Today, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over USD 24 trillion in assets issued a Global Statement calling on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps redirect investment commensurate with the scale of the climate change challenge. The Statement was coordinated by UNEP FI in collaboration with Principles […]

UN Global Compact / UNEP FI Joint Workshop on Investors and Sustainability

,17 September, 2003 | Washington, DC, USA Overview The UN Global Compact and UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) hosted a workshop on 17 September, 2003 in Washington, DC to develop a strategy for raising awareness within the mainstream financial community to the value of sustainable investment. Introduction ‘Global Compact Policy Dialogue 2002’ was held on the […]

Industry leaders and financiers met at Davos to define how companies and their investors deliver net-zero economy

Members of the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance, alongside UNEP FI and its partners, led an affiliated session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos on 22 January. The yearly forum engages political, business, cultural and other world leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The group of […]

Global Roundtable 2020: Agenda

The GRT2020 will cover topics including: Principles for Responsible Banking: 1 year on Principles of Sustainable Insurance: next steps Climate commitments in the finance industry TCFD for banks, insurers and investors Portfolio alignment with the Paris Agreement Adaptation and resilience finance Energy efficiency finance Financial inclusion on a global scale Aligning Taxonomies on sustainable finance […]

Groundbreaking work to assess real-world sustainability impact for investors: A Legal Framework for Impact

On 27 November 2019, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and The Generation Foundation announced the launch of pioneering research with global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) to analyse whether and how legal frameworks allow for – and incentivise – investors to consider sustainability impact […]

The 1.5°C goal is on the brink of becoming impossible: Get the numbers on global emissions in latest UNEP Report

  UN Environment Programme’s Emission Gap Report, published today, finds that collective ambition must increase more than fivefold over current levels to deliver the cuts needed over the next decade to achieve the 1.5°C goal. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that going beyond 1.5°C will increase the frequency and intensity of […]

12 of world’s largest investors make bold commitment to net zero emissions

Asset owners of the UN-convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance have committed to lead the global investment industry in driving economies to carbon neutrality by 2050. Announced at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on September 23rd, 2019, the Alliance members commit to transitioning their investment portfolios to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, consistent with a […]

Global Climate Partnership Fund

The Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF) is an innovative public-private partnership dedicated to contributing to the mitigation of climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The Fund joined UNEP FI in order to join efforts and collaborate with likeminded market actors in achieving its mission: mitigation climate change. It focuses on financing energy […]

Webinar: Banking on ESG – How will the banking sector adapt in an era of global volatility

This unique webinar will dig into the details of how ESG risks and opportunities can have material impacts on bank balance sheets, investor returns and the long-term financial health of the global economy. The discussion will consider key ESG trends in the banking sector from the perspective of reporting banks, investors, and one of the world’s largest investment data analysts.

‘Principles for Responsible Banking’ and their supporting framework released following six-month consultative process — Endorsed by more than 100+ financial institutions ahead of their 22 September global launch

25 July 2019, Geneva – Following a six-month public consultative process, the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has this week released the final official versions of the UNEP FI Principles for Responsible Banking and their supporting framework documents. The Principles have been developed by a core group of 30 Founding Banks through […]

UNEP FI launches paper on adaptation finance for the Global Commission on Adaptation

17 July, 2019, Geneva – A recent United Nations report estimated that it will take $140 to 300 billion to strengthen the resilience of societies and economies to climate change, and reduce the vulnerability of the planet’s natural resources. To accelerate adaptation action around the globe, the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) was launched in […]

Senior financiers, investors and policy-makers agree importance of boosting energy efficiency investment at official G20 side event

Tokyo, Japan, 12 June 2019 – At the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology, the CEOs of major pension funds, insurance companies, and senior financiers joined G20 policy-makers in assessing how to close the world´s energy efficiency investment gap. The summit is an official side-event to the 2019 Japanese Presidency of […]

Canadian members meet in Toronto for launch of TCFD guidance for investors and to discuss latest developments in region

TD Bank Group hosted a meeting of UNEP Finance Initiative’s Canadian members in Toronto on 10th of May. The meeting was chaired by Nicole Vadori, Associate Vice President and Head of Environment, TD and attended by Eric Usher Head of UNEP FI. More than 30 representatives from members in Canada attended. Maz Moini, Chief Operating […]