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 […]


Mr. Christos Megalou is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Board Member of the Board of Directors of Piraeus Bank SA. From 2013 to 2015 he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurobank Ergasias SA. On 2015 and 2016 he acted as a Senior Advisor of Fairfax Financial Holdings in Toronto and London and from […]


Jane Ambachtsheer is Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management, where she oversees the firm’s ambitious approach to sustainable investment. This is empowered by the firm’s Sustainability Centre, which undertakes innovative research and policy development, guides BNPP AM’s investment stewardship and industry engagement activities, and supports investment teams in accessing, integrating and reporting […]

Webinar: Positive Impact – Real Estate Investment Framework

The UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and collaborators (RICS, PRI, Global Investor Coalition) is developing an impact-based investment framework for real estate to address the SDG financing gap. UNEP FI’s Property Working Group has issued a discussion paper which introduces a positive impact investment framework and requests feedback on the opportunities and challenges in investing […]


Robert is an Investment Strategist at China Asset Management Company, one of the largest asset manager in China with 984 Billion RMB in AUM and one of the first UNPRI signatories in China. Robert has 10 years of professional experience in the global capital markets and is responsible for strategy and product development at ChinaAMC. […]


Jonathan First is a lead specialist within the Structured Products Group and a member of the DBSA’s Innovation Hub. He works with the DBSA’s origination teams to conceptualize, develop, structure and distribute funding for large infrastructure projects in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa in the sectors of water, energy, ICT and transport/logistics. He is also […]


El Sr. René Mauricio Valdés (El Salvador) fue designado como Coordinador Residente del Sistema de Naciones Unidas y Representante Residente del Programa de Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) en Argentina a partir del 1 de mayo del 2014. Previo a su designación, el Sr. Valdés se desempeñó como Jefe de Gabinete de la Secretaria […]

New Report Launched to End Debate Surrounding Environmental, Social and Governance Issue Integration and Fiduciary Duty

A report published by UNEP FI, with partners Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), UNEP Inquiry and the UN Global Compact aims to end the debate surrounding environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and fiduciary duty. The report, which was formally launched at the PRI in Person Conference, London, following a ‘soft’ launch in Rio de […]

UNEP FI’s insurance role bolstered with new insurance sector members

International insurers Sun Life Financials and SulAmérica joined UNEP FI in May. With the launch of UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance a month away, the arrival of the new members bolsters the partnership’s role as a sustainability leader among the global insurance community. Sun Life Financial Inc. is a Toronto-based international financial services company […]

Sun Life Financial Inc.

Company Profile Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth accumulation products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Chartered in 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong […]

New report: UNEP FI North American Task Force launches study on environmental employee engagement

, 31 March 2011 | Toronto, Canada A new report by the NATF sheds some light on the progress of North American UNEP FI members in promoting environmental engagement among their institutions. The report was launched by a Scotiabank-hosted Expert Workshop in Toronto, Canada, on March 31, 2011. “If you ask us…: Making environmental employee […]

UNEP FI and PRI joint Webinar: “Investor views on climate policy: From Cancún to Durban”

Webinar | 22 March 2011, 16:00 GMT While the Cancún Agreements did not provide long-term certainty or a vastly improved climate policy environment, the negotiations did make progress in key areas and reaffirmed the overall policy commitment on climate change. Following on from the 2010 Global Investor Statement on Climate Change this IIGCC, INCR, IGCC, […]

The Financing of Green Buildings in North America

, 4 March 2010 | Toronto, Canada As part of its 2009 Work Programme, the NATF explored the role of the financial sector in the financing and/or adoption of green buildings in North America. The report, “Green Buildings and the Finance Sector – An Overview of Financial Institution Involvement in Green Buildings in North America” […]

Environmental Risk Management

5 June 2006, Toronto, Canada On 5 June 2006, the UNEP FI North American Taskforce hosted its inaugural workshop on Environmental Risk Management, at the CIBC Learning and Knowledge Centre in Toronto. Attended by the NATF’s US and Canadian-based banks, the event included presentations on environmental credit risk, environmental assessment of REITs, climate change and […]

Manulife Financial

Company Profile Manulife Financial was founded in 1887 as The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in Canada. Manulife Financial is a major insurance company and financial services provider. Its global head office is located in Toronto, Ontario, with worldwide operations, most notably in the United States (through its subsidiary, John Hancock Insurance) and in 19 unique […]