The Principles for Responsible Banking are a unique framework for ensuring that signatory banks’ strategy and practice align with the vision society has set out for its future in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Over 250 banks representing over 40% of banking assets worldwide have now joined this movement for change, leading the way towards a future in which the banking community makes the kind of positive contribution to people and the planet that society expects. This is a journey of unprecedented scale and scope at a time when such ambition is urgently needed.

Collective Progress

Read the first Collective Progress Report showing
early signs of progress as banks work to implement the Principles

2 yrs

At the 2 year mark, over 40% of the banking sector
is now committed to the Principles

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