Past Events

10 November 2020 | Webinar

Insuring a Sustainable Ocean Economy: A Deep Dive for the Insurance Industry

Join leading insurers and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) to discuss sustainability challenges and opportunities in the context of the 21st century ocean economy, and find out how to get involved in UNEP FI’s new Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Initiative to develop sustainable finance strategies and approaches to ocean-based industries.

17 August 2020

Webinar: Biodiversity and the Financial Sector (in Portuguese)

The Financial Innovation Laboratory (LAB), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Brazilian Federation of Banks (Febraban) will discuss how the financial sector can address biodiversity and natural capital issues.

20 November 2019 | Paris, France

Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Workshop

UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the European Commission are organising a Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Workshop alongside the Sustainable Ocean Summit. Participants will explore what is required for the finance sector to accelerate uptake of finance-related policies, practices, financial instruments, opportunities and initiatives to contribute to a sustainable blue economy.

8 July 2019 | Webinar

Webinar: Investors and the Blue Economy

Join this Responsible Investor webinar to find out how investors are assessing ocean risks like acidification, biodiversity loss, and plastics pollution, and how leaders plan to align their portfolios with principles for a sustainable blue economy.

29 April 2019 | London, UK

Join a breakfast briefing in London to find out more about the new natural capital risk assessment guide

Human activities are causing accelerating environmental change, notably in the form of climate change, pollution, and habitat loss. These changes are increasingly disrupting businesses’ operations and bottom line, with real implications for financial institutions’ portfolios. Join us for a breakfast briefing in London to discover why natural capital risk is a material concern for financial institutions as we launch our natural capital risk assessment guide developed under the Natural Capital Finance Alliance, in collaboration with PwC.

21 February 2019 | Webinar

Webinar: Launch of natural capital risk tool and framework for financial institutions

The Natural Capital Finance Alliance, funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the MAVA Foundation, has come up with tools and insights to help practitioners identify material natural capital risks and opportunities within their portfolios and integrate these considerations into financial decision making. The webinar will provide an overview of the recently launched ENCORE tool (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure). It also marks the official online launch of the NCFA’s latest report produced by PwC, which applies the ENCORE tool to develop a natural capital assessment framework for enhanced portfolio risk management in banks.

29 January 2019 | Johannesburg

New Guide to Empower Banks To Assess Natural Capital Risk Launching in South Africa

Johannesburg will see the African launch of the world’s first step-by-step guide to help banks conduct a rapid natural capital risk assessment by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA).  The guide is produced in collaboration with global audit firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. The guide has already been piloted by five banks, including FirstRand Group and the Development Bank of Southern Africa and promotes the use of the…

5 April 2017 | London, UK

Making Financial Institutions more Resilient to Environmental Risks: Launch of Drought Stress Testing Tool

In a pilot project on Environmental Stress Testing, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA), have developed an analytical framework and tool that allows banks to quantify and assess the potential impact of drought events on the performance of their corporate loan portfolio. The project has been funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The tool will be launched at a series of events: 7th March in Mexico City, 10th March in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 14th March in Beijing, China, 17th March in New York, USA and 5th April in London, UK.

Old Events

Environmental Risk and Sovereign Bonds – ERISC II launch event

18 May 2016 | London, UK Environmental Risk and Sovereign Bonds: Beyond Climate ChangeReport Launch and Panel Discussion Global Footprint Network, UNEP Finance Initiative, and Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services would like to invite you to a launch event in London on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, to announce the results of new research on the…

Advancing Natural Capital in finance – next steps for R&D under the Natural Capital Declaration

16 October 2014 | Geneva, Switzerland The Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) is a global finance-led initiative to integrate natural capital considerations into financial products and services, and to work towards their inclusion in in financial accounting, disclosure and reporting. Signatories to the Declaration work towards this goal through a number of innovative pilot projects in…

New York Launch of the E-RISC report “A New Angle on Sovereign Credit Risk”

Relevant Materials   E-Risc         ,“A New Angle on Sovereign Credit Risk” The E-RISC (Environmental Risk in Sovereign Credit analysis) project investigated sovereign credit risk from an angle that has been largely overlooked by bond markets to date: natural resource risks and environmental impacts. The project explored to what extent natural resource…

London Launch of the E-RISC report “A New Angle on Sovereign Credit Risk”

19 November | 14.00 – 18.00 followed by a reception| Bloomberg London Auditorium UNEP FI and Global Footprint Network cordially invite you to join us at the launch of the E-RISC report, hosted by Bloomberg, which focused on assessing the materiality of natural resource and environmental risks for sovereign credit risk models. Sovereign bonds have…

Australia / New Zealand launch of the E-RISC report “A New Angle on Sovereign Credit Risk”

UNEP FI, Global Footprint Network and National Australia Bank cordially invite you to join us at the Australia / New Zealand launch of the E-RISC Report, which focused on assessing the materiality of natural resource and environmental risks for sovereign credit risk models. Sovereign bonds have generally been considered safe securities, however, the unabated attention…

Pursuing Economic Growth in a Water Scarce 21st Century

30 October | 14.00 – 18.00 | Societe Generale | Paris Although the sovereign debt crisis is still reverberating throughout Europe, and justifiably demands a lot of immediate attention, it is also important to look beyond the current crisis to identify what drives economic growth in a 21st century. While the second half of the…

Natural Capital Declaration Launch

Press releases   NCD press release (English) , Videos   Press Briefing for the Launch of the Natural Capital Declaration – Perspectives from Senior Finance Executives High-level Dialogue on Natural Capital , Related links   Natural Capital Declaration micro website Rio+20 website Corporate Sustainability Forum website ,The Natural Capital Declaration (NCD) will be launched at…

Webinar: The Natural Capital Declaration

Webinar | 6 March, 9:00 AM CET and 7 March, 3:00 PM CET UNEP FI, the Global Canopy Program (GCP) and The Center for Sustainability Studies of the Business Administration School of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) would like to invite you to attend a one-hour webinar to understand the nuts and bolts of the…

Training Workshop: Banking for Biodiversity

Brochure, 21 October 2011, 13.30 – 17.30 | Washington, D.C. UNEP FI in collaboration with the WWF, the Equator Principles and BBOP (the Business and Biodiversity Offset Programme) are hosting a half-day training workshop on biodiversity and ecosystem service (BES) risks for lenders and investors – directly after the UNEP FI Global Roundtable. The workshop…

Report Launch: Benchmarking study by the Natural Value Initiative on the extractive sector

20 October 2011, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Washington, D.C. Venue: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington D.C. 20024 The Natural Value Initiative (NVI) – a collaboration between UNEP Finance Initiative, Dutch social investment NGO VBDO and international environmental group Fauna & Flora International – invites you to come to the launch…

Project Launch: Integrating ecological risk in sovereign credit ratings and government bonds

17 October, 2011, Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Washington D.C. Venue: UN Foundation, 1615 M Street, Washington D.C. 20036 UNEP FI, Global Footprint Network and a number of leading financial institutions are collaborating on a potentially transformational project to investigate the linkages between ecological risk and country level risk in sovereign bonds. Registration…