The overarching theme for this year’s conference will be “responsible banking and the implementation of international standards”. It will consider among other things, how well banks are embedding the UN Principles of Responsible Banking in their organisations, how responsible banking links to the Chartered Banker Institute’s Professional Code of Conduct, and what responsible banking means for the education, training and development of bankers.
The Investment Portfolio Impact Analysis Tool was developed to enable signatories to the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) to meet their requirements under Principle 2 on impact analysis, namely as a basis for meeting their subsequent requirements under Principle 3 on target-setting. It complements the Bank Portfolio Impact Analysis Tool which focuses on Consumer, Business, Corporate and Investment Banking.
The Real Estate Impact Analysis Tool was developed to enable financial institutions to identify and assess the impacts associated with their real estate investments and portfolios. The purpose of such an analysis is for financial institutions to define strategies and set targets that will increase the positive impacts and decrease the negative impacts of their real estate investments and portfolios.
Mark Carney, UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance, spoke to UNEP FI on navigating the climate crisis, climate disclosures, the Principles for Responsible Banking and the UN-convened Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance.
The European Banking Federation (EBF) and UNEP FI are co-organizing an online event to launch a report: Testing the application of the EU Taxonomy to core banking products: High level recommendations on 26 – 27 January 2021.
For financial institutions in Mongolia: we are holding a webinar that will introduce the Principles for Responsible Banking and forward-looking climate assessment in line with the recommendations for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. With English-Mongolian translation.
Financial regulators and policy makers in South East Asia are increasingly turning to financial institutions to support their national sustainable development plans and the growing ESG investor community are expecting banks and businesses to contribute to societal goals such as the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. But how does a bank know and show…
Please join us for the public release of UNEP FI’s TCFD Physical Risk Blueprint designed for banks! This report explores a variety of essential factors in physical risk assessment and represents the culmination of a yearlong journey undertaken by 39 global banks to better understand, assess, and disclose their climate risks.
UNEP FI is excited to offer a webinar for participants in Asia to discuss TCFD and climate risk assessment. The session will explore the TCFD framework, the latest from UNEP FI’s insurance and banking TCFD pilots, and regulatory developments around climate risk.
Join us on a virtual introductory workshop on banking and human rights issues for ASEAN banks. It will include an overview of human rights issues related to businesses in ASEAN and how this relates to banks under both hard and soft laws; how banks in the region are tackling human rights; and a live exercise to develop an ASEAN human rights risk heatmap with the help of experts. The workshop is side event of the UN Virtual Forum on Responsible Business and Human Rights, 9-12 June.
As part of the main session of the UN Virtual Forum on Responsible Business and Human Rights – Asia Pacific, UNEP FI is co-organising a session on the role of the finance sector in the sustainable and inclusive recovery from the COVID-19 crisis in the ASEAN region.
Following the global launch of the Principles for Responsible Banking on 22 September 2019 at the United Nations in New York with 130 banks collectively holding USD 47 trillion in assets signed up, UNEP Finance Initiative together with the Japanese Principles for Financial Action (PFA), a Japan nation-wide sustainable finance forum, held a Japan launch…
The banking industry is launching the Principles for Responsible Banking on the 23rd of September in New York City. Hosted by the 30 founding banks, the event will bring together banking sector and global thought leaders as well as environmental and development experts to explore the implementation and impact potential of the newly launched Principles for Responsible Banking.
State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and GIZ hosted a UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking Consultation Workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam. The workshop was chaired by Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Kim Anh, Deputy Governor of the SBV. Over 60 participants including representatives from 17 financial institutions attended. During the workshop, SBV also presented the results from the…