Past Events

23 September 2020 | Online

Introducing Transition Check, a tool by UNEP FI and Oliver Wyman

Join Oliver Wyman and UNEP FI on 23 September at the launch of “Transition Check”, a web-tool to translate climate scenarios into financial metrics.  As businesses consider the impacts of climate change on their long-term sustainability, it has remained difficult to measure such risks – until now. Introducing Transition Check, a web-tool that takes a…

22 January 2020 | 13.30 - 14.00 in the Media Village at the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland

Press conference at WEF 2020: How are financial giants engaging with investee companies to catalyse shift to a net-zero-carbon economy?

Join us in Davos at the World Economic Forum 2020 for a media briefing via live link which will see the announcement of an important milestone in the development of the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance, as the sixteen members welcome another influential and well-known investor to their mission to decarbonize the economy. Find out how the Alliance will be engaging with the companies it is investing into to ensure their portfolios are net-zero carbon by 2050.

12 June 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

Join us in Tokyo at the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology

Co-hosted by UNEP FI and IPEEC, and as an official side event to the G20 Presidency of Japan, the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology will be held in Tokyo, Japan on June 12th. Join fellow financial institutions and senior G20 policy-makers in addressing the urgency of scaling up energy efficiency investment to deliver on the world’s agreed policy objectives for a clean energy transition.

29 May 2019 | Webinar

Webinar: Today’s Financial System for Tomorrow’s Climate Resilience

UNEP FI members from banking, insurance and investment are invited to this presentation of UNEP FI’s paper on adaptation finance by the lead authors, Stacy Swann and Alan Miller of Climate Finance Advisors.
The paper provides recommendations for financial institutions including integration in risk management systems and improved data & metrics.

10 May 2019 | London, UK

Watch the launch of our new report for investors implementing the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Financial institutions and journalists are invited to attend an event to hear the experiences of investors from a pilot project implementing the recommendations of the TCFD. Come and find out more about the tools that will help investors perform scenario analysis and calculate the risks and opportunities presented by climate change.

9 January 2019 | Webinar

Webinar: Energy efficiency taxonomy and green tagging: Participate in first EEFIG working group

This webinar will help financial institutions understand the main topics and process for applying to participate in the first working group set up by the Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG) in its third phase: the working group on the development of an EE taxonomy and green tagging to inform the EU´s Sustainable Finance Technical Expert Group (TEG).

3-14 December 2018 | Katowice, Poland


Climate negotiators from around the globe are meeting in Katowice, Poland at COP24 to keep working towards implementing the Paris Climate Agreement. UNEP FI will be taking part in the  following events:

14 November 2018

Webinar: From TCFD to SDG Finance – Next Steps in Sustainable Finance

UNEP FI has pioneered work on Positive Impact finance, and TCFD implementation for investors, banks and insurers. Join this webinar to hear from the leaders at UNEP FI about the next steps in financing the Sustainable Development Goals, TCFD implementation, and how the bigger picture in sustainable finance is evolving.

24 September 2018 | 10 on the Park, New York

Insurance & Climate Risk Americas: The insurers role in avoiding the next big source of systematic risk in the financial system

This one-day conference brings together the investment, risk, actuarial and underwriting teams to discuss and learn what roles they can play in response to the multidimensional effect of climate risk to their businesses as well as the opportunities it may bring. UNEP FI’s Butch Bacani, Programme Leader of the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, will deliver a keynote presentation on climate change action and sustainable development in the context of the insurance industry, financial regulation and global policy frameworks. Discount available for UNEP FI members.

12-13 September 2018 | Munich, Germany

VfU/UNEP FI Roundtable on Sustainable Finance

Discuss sustainable organisation, sustainable business, and sustainable communications in light of the European Action Plan on Sustainable Finance on 12-13 September, 2018 in Munich, Germany at one of the biggest gatherings in the German-speaking sustainable finance field.

14 August 2018

Webinar: Hear from participants in UNEP FI’s pilot implementing TCFD Recommendations with 16 banks

This Webinar will discuss the results of a collaboration between sixteen of the world’s leading banks with UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), and climate risk and adaptation advisory firm Acclimatise. The banks set out to develop and test a widely applicable scenario-based approach for estimating the impact of climate change on their corporate lending portfolios as recommended by the Recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). Hear directly from the banks, climate consultants and UNEP FI secretariat involved in this project.

31 May 2018 | Athens, Greece

Financing energy efficiency in Greece and Cyprus

This event, organised by the European Commission in partnership with UNEP FI and the Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy aims to share best practices from Greece and Cyprus as well as further countries on how energy efficiency investments can be financed, including through private sources of capital.

21 May 2018 | EE Global, UN City, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Financing for efficient buildings: Learning from G20 and GlobalABC

In order to realise the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the energy transition, the global building stock needs to be made zero emission, efficient and resilient. As the world adds the equivalent of the floor space of the city of Paris in new construction every week, there is an urgent challenge to bring together those who finance this large amount of new construction with the policy-makers who can enable new construction finance to evolve towards zero emissions.

15 May 2018 | Webinar

Webinar: Learn more about the first guidance to help the banking industry adopt the TCFD Recommendations

Sixteen banks working in collaboration with UNEP FI, risk and investment management experts, and leading scientists have recently published a jointly developed methodology that will enable banks to be more transparent about their exposure to climate-related risks and opportunities, in line with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Join this webinar to hear more about the methodology for scenario-based assessment of risks and opportunities from the transition to a low-carbon economy.

13 March 2018 | Paris, France

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe: Financing Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

Building on the success of its Forum in New York, Climate Action is bringing the Sustainable Investment Forum to Europe in March 2018 in partnership with UNEP FI.
The European Forum will welcome 250+ high-level decision-makers from the finance community, European governments and think tanks to meet, network, share ideas and discuss concrete solutions to the current challenges of the European and global climate finance market.

11 December 2017 | Paris, France

Energy efficiency in buildings: how to accelerate investments?

This high-level conference will take stock, two years after COP 21, of the significant committments by banks and investors on energy efficiency and identify ways to scale up energy efficiency investment. The event will culminate in a high-level segment with UNEP FI member CEO representation and occurs the day before the summit organised by the French President on the Paris Agreement.

6-17 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany

UNEP FI at COP23 in Bonn, Germany

This year’s global Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (‘COP23’) will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 6 – 17 November. UNEP FI and partners are building a strong presence at COP23, via a number of events and platforms.

28 September 2017 | Dublin, Ireland

Financing Energy Efficiency in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom

The event aims to share best practice from the Republic of Ireland, the UK and further afield on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and SME sectors. Speakers will focus on practical experience in developing, structuring and financing energy efficiency investment programmes.

26 September 2017 | Webinar

Webinar: Deployment of Energy Efficient Mortgages in Europe

The European Union’s Energy Union Framework Strategy includes energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be considered as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. To realise its full potential, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked on a large scale. This webinar, organised in partnership with the European Commission, will discuss the use of energy efficient mortgages in Europe.
Register by 22 September 2017.

13-16 June 2017 | Santiago, Chile

Climate week 2017 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change”

UNEP FI will be participating in the Climate week 2017 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change” that will take place in Santiago de Chile from 13 to 16 June 2017. This event is being organized by the Foundation Konrad Adenauer, the Ministry of Environment, along with other partners and collaborators. The event will have several panels, throughout the week. On June 16th, UNEP FI will be part of a panel on “Sustainable Finance” with a focus on Sustainable Construction Financing, along with Banco Santander Brazil.

19 May 2017 | Copenhagen, Denmark

Financing Energy Efficiency in the Nordic Region

The event aims to share best practice from Denmark, Sweden and Finland on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. The event is organised as part of a series of events over three years, seeking to build and support long-lasting action in EU Member States.

27 April 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic

Financing Energy Efficiency in Central Europe

Targeting the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria, this event aims to share best practice from the region on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. The event is organised as part of a series of events over three years, seeking to build and support long-lasting action in EU Member States.

26 April 2017 | Stockholm, Sweden

First 2017 in-person meeting of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition

The members of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), a UNEP FI-convened platform of 30 leading investors worldwide committed to taking bold portfolio action in response to climate change, are convening this week in Stockholm, at the invitation and under the auspices of Scandinavian pension company Storebrand/SPP, a member of the PDC Steering Committee.

Old Events

Outcomes and UNEP FI perspectives and interventions: COP22 in Marrakech

4-16 November | Marrakech, Morocco
The first global climate meeting focused on implementing the historic Paris Agreement will take place in Marrakech 7-14 November. This is an overview of upcoming events and activities taking place at, and around COP 22, that UNEP FI members can contribute to.

Sustainable Investment Forum

20 September 2016 | New York, NY, USA

The Sustainable Investment Forum, organized by Climate Action, will unite 300 stakeholders from national and regional government, international finance, private industry and carbon management sectors for a day of high level discussion and debate during New York Climate Week.
UNEPFI Members are eligible for a reduced fee.

UNEP FI and its role at COP 21

1-9 December 2015 | Paris, France Significant COP21 events and side events December 1st Financing the Transition to Zero Deforestation Open registration – registration link Financial institutions can play a vital role in addressing the deforestation and degradation risks inherent in the unsustainable production, trade, processing and retail of soft commodities, especially soy, palm oil…

Webinar: Carbon Asset Risk

26, 27 and 28 August 2015 | Webinar These webinars will explore how financial institutions can measure and manage exposure to carbon asset risk. The webinars will coincide with the public release of the Carbon Asset Risk Discussion Framework, a highly-anticipated resource for financial institutions. The exact timings for this second set of webinars are…

UNEP FI leads on climate change at ‘Climate Finance Week’

19-22 May | Paris, France Climate Finance Day on 22 May provided a platform for financial institutions to demonstrate leadership on climate change. By showcasing firstly the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC) – and secondly the Insurance industry commitments to build disaster resilience and promote sustainable development – UNEP FI continued to demonstrate that it is…

Investor Briefing: Portfolio Carbon

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UNEP FI’s delegation and events at COP18

UNEP FI at the UNFCC 18th Conference of Parties (COP 18)26 November – 7 December 2012 | Doha, Qatar ,In the arena of the international climate change negotiations, UNEP FI has facilitated input from the finance, investment and insurance industries into the UNFCCC process. As part of its activities in this space, UNEP FI offers to…

Outcomes of the Global Climate Change Conference in Durban (COP17)

Webinar | 30 January, 2012, 14:00 CET UNEP FI is pleased to invite you to join a webinar with leading financial representatives on the recent 17th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17). The recent climate change conference, which took place in Durban, South Africa, is believed to have…

Bridging the public-private divide on climate change – UNEP FI at COP 17

UNEP FI at the UNFCC 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17)28 November – 9 December 2011 | Durban, South Africa ,The private financial sector must be a central part of the global strategy to address climate change. Not only do financial institutions possess the skills, expertise and resources required to deal with the problem: if…

World’s largest investors step up call for urgent policy action on climate change

,Despite the global economic crisis, and increased market volatility, the world’s largest investors gathered under the umbrella of UNEP FI and four other investor groups urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change in late October. In a joint statement the group of 285 investors…

UNEP FI side-events at UN Climate Change Conference

7-16 June | Bonn, Germany UNEP FI, in partnership with UNEP, held a series of events in June in parallel to the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn with the intention of bridging the public-private divide in current efforts to address climate change. While the need to mobilise the private sector – including financial institutions…