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 […]
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 […]
Partner organizations launch first-of-its-kind global agenda, to demonstrate and accelerate investor-led action critical to achieving goals of the Paris Agreement
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 […]
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 […]
,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 […]
Join the PSI’s first webinar on plastic pollution. The webinar will present the findings of the PSI study on how insurers can address plastic pollution risks as risk managers, underwriters and investors, and we will hear from insurers already tackling this issue.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Join this Responsible Investor webinar to find out how investors are assessing ocean risks like acidification, biodiversity loss, and plastics pollution, and how leaders plan to align their portfolios with principles for a sustainable blue economy.
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 […]
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 […]