Become a Signatory: Join 160+ Banks in committing to the Principles for Responsible Banking
New to the Principles for Responsible Banking?
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Why your bank should become a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Banking
The needs and demands of a bank’s clients, customers, employees and investors are shifting now that society has established the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and other relevant national and international goals. The Principles for Responsible Banking support your bank to leverage the business opportunities in this era of sustainable social, environmental and economic development, and to manage emerging risks associated with this new operating environment.
Steps your bank should take:
There are three steps your bank should take to become a signatory to the Principles:
- Sign the Principles for Responsible Banking. Your bank’s CEO signs the official Principles for Responsible Banking commitment document for Signatories.
- Become a UNEP Finance Initiative Member. Apply for UNEP Finance Initiative membership to join a global network of hundreds of financial institutions, and gain access to a wide range of knowledge, tools, resources and expertise.
- Announce that your bank has joined the Principles for Responsible Banking with a media announcement and quote from your CEO. Please coordinate with our communication colleague Mihnea-George Filip firstname.lastname@example.org to facilitate a joint announcement.
Why non-bank stakeholders should endorse the Principles for Responsible Banking
As a banking sector stakeholder, endorsing the Principles for Responsible Banking demonstrates your commitment to a more sustainable banking sector, and to maximizing the positive benefits of this to your institution and to society-at-large.
Banking sector stakeholders such as banking associations, investors, regulators/policymakers and civil society organizations are encouraged to endorse the Principles. Stakeholders that endorse the Principles will be listed on the UNEP FI website as official Endorsers.
Steps your organization should take:
Your leadership signs a letter of endorsement committing to supporting the Principles for Responsible Banking and promoting them in your network.
Your institution can then publicly announce its endorsement.