Tawreeq Holdings endorses the Positive Impact Manifesto and the Principles for Positive Impact Finance

  UNEP FI is pleased to welcome the 23rd financial institution to join the Positive Impact Initiative. Tawreeq Holdings Limited, with subsidiaries in the UAE and Luxembourg, specializes in comprehensive Supply Chain Finance (SCF) solutions for Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs) and their corporate clients across the MENA region. These solutions are made available through […]

Aviva endorses Positive Impact Manifesto and Principles for Positive Impact Finance

UNEP FI is pleased to welcome the first insurance company and 22nd financial institution to join the Positive Impact Initiative. Aviva is the UK’s largest insurer with a long-standing tradition of engagement, including with global policy-makers, in relation to the challenge of financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “The SDGs have to become a defining element […]

Positive Impact Manifesto

  In October 2015, a group of banks and investors released the Positive Impact Manifesto, calling for a new financing approach for sustainable development. The Manifesto makes clear that bridging the funding gap for sustainable development and the attainment of the SDGs requires a new, impact-based approach, based on a holistic consideration of the three pillars […]

Positive Impact

New: Positive Impact Initiative’s 2 new impact analysis tools can now be accessed online! You can view Corporate Impact Analysis Tool here and the Portfolio Impact Analysis Tool for Banks here. You can view recordings of the launch webinars, which include a live demo here. The Positive Impact Initiative The Positive Impact Initiative (PII) is a think-and-do-tank […]

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.

Positive Impact

An estimated $5-7 trillion a year until 2030 are needed to realize the Sustainable Development Goals worldwide, including investments into infrastructure, clean energy, water and sanitation and agriculture. The Positive Impact Finance Initiative seeks to address the SDGs financing gap. “Positive Impact Finance is that which verifiably produces a positive impact on the economy, society […]

Positive Impact Manifesto

The Positive Impact Manifesto invites banks and other financial sector players to think more holistically about their role in the economy, society and the broader environment, and proposes a ‘Roadmap’ to establishing a new, impact-based and market-driven paradigm: positive impact finance. Positive Impact finance is defined in the Manifesto as “that which verifiably produces a […]

What we’re working on | Get involved

The Positive Impact Initiative was launched in January 2017 with the objective of addressing the SDG funding gap, including in emerging markets where it is the largest. Our landscaping work in the past year has confirmed the need and appetite for an impact-based approach that will ultimately bring together impact-based financing (products and services) and […]

UNEP FI Regional Roundtable in North America: Presentations

Download the presentations from the North America Roundtable here. (EXTRANET) 9-15_UNEP_FI_Sep_RT RW Edit (EXTRANET) 9-35-Simone-BankingSession_20.09 (EXTRANET) 10-15-Butch-UNEP FI NA members meeting – PSI (Sep 2017) (final) (EXTRANET) 11-05-Sabina-NARTT_ Human Rights (20Sept)_Full presentation (EXTRANET) 11-35UNEP FI NA Members Meeting – PI -20.10.17 (EXTRANET) 11-45-PositiveImpactImpact Manifesto_Desjardins_UNEP-FI (3) (EXTRANET) 12-15-Matt-UNEP FI Property Working Group_RRT -20 Sept (EXTRANET) 12-20-Matt-UNEP […]

North America Roundtable Presentations

Download the presentations from the North America Roundtable here. (EXTRANET) 09:15 UNEP FI – Opening/Benchmarking Session (EXTRANET) 09:35 Simone Dettling – Banking Session (EXTRANET) 10:15 Butch Bacani – Principles for Sustainable Insurance (EXTRANET) 11:05 Sabina Timco – A Rights-Based, Inclusive Sustainable Finance Approach (EXTRANET) 11:45 Desjardines – Positive Impact Manifesto (EXTRANET) 12:15-Matthew Ulterino – UNEP […]

Banking

The banking sector plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable development. It can lead the way to a more sustainable economy by lending to economic activities that yield the best return from society’s point of view and by guiding customers and stakeholders to manage social and environmental challenges and opportunities. At UNEP FI, we work […]