NEWS: The highly anticipated launch of the Principles for Responsible Banking is now set for 22-23 September 2019 in New York City, during the annual United Nations General Assembly. All signatory banks are invited to participate in the official launch events.

NEWS: Flexibility of the Principles for Responsible Banking now strengthened to ensure that all banks can confidently endorse them.

What will the Principles for Responsible Banking achieve?

As society’s expectations change, banks must be transparent and clear about how their products and services will create value for their customers, clients, investors, as well as society. The Principles for Responsible Banking will help any bank – whatever its starting point – to align its business strategy with society’s goals.

The Principles provide the framework for the sustainable banking system of the future, and help the industry to demonstrate how it makes a positive contribution to society.

They will accelerate the banking industry’s contribution to achieving society’s goals as expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

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We want to hear from you

The Principles are open for consultation until 31 May 2019. Please have your say in shaping the banking framework of the future, and see our responses to feedback received from stakeholders.

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