Become a Signatory: Join 130 Banks in committing to the Principles for Responsible Banking
New to the Principles for Responsible Banking?
For a first introduction to the Principles, please see:
The 30 Founding Banks:
Additional banks that have committed to becoming Signatories of the Principles:
Supporting (non-bank) Endorsers of the Principles:
Why your bank should become a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Banking
Becoming a Signatory sends a public signal of your support for the Principles for Responsible Banking and for the global development goals set by countries worldwide. As a bank, it shows that you aspire to align your business strategy with society’s goals, and to make the most of this opportunity for your customers, clients and investors.
Steps your bank should take:
Your bank becomes an official Signatory once your CEO signs the Principles Signatory Document. Your bank then publicly announces that it is a signatory to the Principles, with a quote from your CEO.
Banks that are signatories to the Principles for Responsible Banking will become members of UNEP FI, and will benefit from the collaborative membership base and implementation support (UNEP FI membership).
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 as an investor 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 an official Endorser.
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.