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 270 banks representing over 45% 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

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Signatory banks accelerate action to promote universal financial health and inclusion through a new PRB Commitment

Guidance Series

Discover the range of target-setting guidance on climate, biodiversity, gender equality and financial health & inclusion

NZBA

We encourage banks to join the Net-Zero Banking Alliance and align lending & investment with the 1.5°C climate goal

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Net-Zero Banking Alliance

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