Past Events

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.

22 November 2019 | London, 15:00 GMT

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century Final Report Launch – London

Join UNEP FI and the PRI for the London final report launch of the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century programme on Friday, November 22, at 1500 GMT, hosted by The Generation Foundation.

The Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century programme was launched in 2016 to end the debate on whether fiduciary duty is a legitimate barrier to the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in investment practice and decision-making. Over the past four years, the programme has produced extensive evidence on the subject and has advocated for global policy reform to clarify fiduciaries’ duties to their beneficiaries.

21 October 2019 | New York City, 3pm-5pm

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century Final Report Launch, NYC

Join UNEP FI and the PRI to discuss the evolution to the modern interpretation of fiduciary duty, which includes the consideration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues – from a legal case to regulatory clarification.

17 October 2019 | Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 2pm-5pm

Sustainable Finance Policy Summit – DC

Join UNEP FI and the PRI along with senior policymakers, regulatory affairs professionals and investment professionals to discuss responsible investment policy reforms in the US and around the world.

9 October 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

ESG Real Estate Investment Japan Seminar

UNEP Finance Initiative together with the Japanese Principles for Financial Action (PFA), a Japan nation-wide sustainable finance forum, held a seminar on ESG investments in real estate. Taking the opportunity of the visit to Japan by the UNEP FI’s Property Working Group Co-Chair Anna Murray, Vice President, Sustainable Investing, BentallGreenOak, the Working Group members in…

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.

11-12 June 2019

RI Europe

UNEP FI is pleased to support this annual two-day conference which provides a unique opportunity to learn, share and debate responsible investment issues with 700+ investment professionals from across the globe. Engage with Europe’s largest investors on key themes affecting local markets and the rest of the world. Thought-leaders from across the institutional investment sector as well as academic researchers will come together to debate key issues.

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.

12 March 2019 | Paris, France

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2019

The Sustainable Investment Forum Europe will take place on 12 March in Paris. This must-attend forum will convene over 300 asset owners and managers, ratings agencies, banks, UN and Government policymakers, investors, development banks, think tanks, and NGOs committed to driving forward the sustainable finance agenda.

28 February 2019 | BrightTALK webinar

Webinar: Positive Impact Real Estate Investment Framework

UNEP FI has recently published its Positive Impact Real Estate Investment Framework, part of a suite of resources to address the SDG financing gap and shift financing practices so that environmental, social and economic impacts are fully considered, intended and measured in investment activities. This webinar will provide an overview of the Framework, and include presentations from practitioners using an impact-based approach in their investment strategies and acquisition and management.

26 September 2018 | New York

Sustainable Investment Forum North America: Financing Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

The Sustainable Investment Forum North America, held in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative, is the premier meeting space for sustainable finance professionals.

Back for its 3rd edition in September 2018 during Climate Week NYC, the forum will welcome over 300 attendees representing asset owners and managers, banks, development institutions, policymakers, think tanks and NGOs looking to drive the sustainability agenda.

10 July 2018

Webinar: Positive Impact – Real Estate Investment Framework

The UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and collaborators (RICS, PRI, Global Investor Coalition) is developing an impact-based investment framework for real estate to address the SDG financing gap. UNEP FI’s Property Working Group has issued a discussion paper which introduces a positive impact investment framework and requests feedback on the opportunities and challenges in investing…

28 March 2018 | Beijing, China

Beijing Report Launch | Investor Duties and ESG Integration in China 北京报告发布会:投资者责任与ESG整合

UNEP FI, the PRI, The Generation Foundation, and the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) invite you to the launch of the report on ‘Investor Duties and ESG Integration in China,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. The project team and key contributors will present the main findings and recommendations of the report on how clarifying the role of ESG integration in investor obligations and duties can contribute to achieving China’s long-term vision of balanced, inclusive and sustainable development.

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.

8 December 2017 | Webinar

Webinar: EU consultation on investor duties regarding sustainability

UNEP FI  and the PRI will host a webinar on the European Commission’s public consultation on investor duties (fiduciary duties) and sustainability on Friday, 8 December at 10am GMT/11am CET. The consultation builds on the EU High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance’s interim report, which recommends greater clarification by the EU in this area.…

13 October 2017 | Beijing, China

Beijing Roundtable | Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

Roundtable on Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

北京圆桌会议:中国的投资者责任和义务以及ESG整合

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and The Generation Foundation invite you to an Expert Policy Roundtable on ‘Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. Building on the recent achievements of the national Green Finance initiative in China, this event aims to discuss the development of an investment and regulatory environment that promotes consideration of financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, consistent with investor obligations and duties.

11 October 2017 | Shanghai, China

Shanghai Roundtable | Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

Roundtable on Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

上海圆桌会议:中国的投资者责任和义务以及ESG整合

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and The Generation Foundation invite you to an Expert Policy Roundtable on ‘Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. Building on the recent achievements of the national Green Finance initiative in China, this event aims to discuss the development of an investment and regulatory environment that promotes consideration of financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, consistent with investor obligations and duties.

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.

26 April 2017 | Tokyo, Japan

Fiduciary Duty Japan Roadmap Launch

The Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century Japan Roadmap is to be launched by Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor to UN Environment Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific Region at the RI Asia conference in Tokyo.

Old Events

Roundtable: ‘Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Focus on Asia’

12 Jul 2016 | Mumbai, India14 Jul 2016 | Shanghai China19 Jul 2016 | Hong Kong, China The PRI, the UNEP Finance Initiative and The Generation Foundation invite you to roundtables on ‘Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Focus on Asia,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. The purpose of this project is to better understand the…

Global Launch: Statement into Investor Obligations and Duties

29 June 2016 | 28 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris, France You are invited to the global launch of the statement into investor obligations and duties in Paris on Wednesday 29 June at Palais Brongniart. Following the launch, investors will be invited to support the statement from across the PRI and UNEP FI signatory…

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: UK roadmap

4 April 2016 | London, UK Building on the findings of Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century, published in September 2015, UNEP FI, PRI and The Generation Foundation have begun a three year project to integrate sustainability into investors’ fiduciary duties. The project will focus on three primary objectives: Clarify the scope of fiduciary duty…

Managing Climate, Environment, Social and Governance in Real Estate

A follow up framework for action to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement 8 February 2016 | London, UK Six of the world’s largest investor networks have come together to create a concise, actionable framework for Real Estate investors to help make sense of existing ESG guidance and provide a follow up framework for action to…

UNEP FI to play significant role at ‘PRI in Person’ conference

8-10 September 2015 | ICC, Excel Centre, London UNEP FI is set to play a key role at the 2015 ‘PRI in Person’ conference in London. This three day conference will bring together investors from across the world to discuss the full range of responsible investment issues and challenges. UNEP FI will provide key inputs…

Webinar: Energy Efficiency in Financing

25 August 2015 | Webinar Two UNEP FI webinars on Energy Efficiency Financing , hosted by the Principles for Responsible Investment, are to take place on Tuesday 25 August. This pair of webinars will introduce the conclusions of the Energy Efficiency Institution Group (EEFIG) and present its ongoing work and support for the G20 Energy…

Training: Integrating environment, social & governance perspectives in investment decisions

Integrating environment, social & governance perspectives in investment decisions Training program for Indian financial institutions Seminar Room, 19th floor, PJ tower, BSE Ltd., Dalal Street, Fort, Mumbai, India28-29 November 2014 Need for capacity building in environment, social and governance Globally it is increasingly evidenced that one of the major factors for NPAs is the lack…

Launch of Two Reports on Financing Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Date: Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm Hosted by Renovate Europe Campaign Venue: Rond Point Schuman, 6 – 8th floor -1040 Brussels The Renovate Europe Campaign is pleased to invite you to attend a double presentation of new publications: the first, ‘Commercial Real Estate: Unlocking the Energy Efficiency Retrofit Investment Opportunity’, by…

Launch of UNEP FI Property Working Group Report

Relevant Materials   Commercial Real Estate: Unlocking the energy efficiency retrofit investment opportunity A briefing on why investors should invest in building retrofit opportunities. Press Release Webinar         , News           , Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Hosted by Deutsche Bank Asset &…

New York Stock Exchange joins the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Visits the NYSE and Rings The Closing Bell® to Commemorate NYSE Euronext’s Participation in the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) Initiative United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to commemorate NYSE Euronext joining the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative, which explores how…

Tomorrow’s Capital Markets

Relevant Materials   Tomorrow’s Capital Markets         ,29 November 2012 | London, UK There is shared and widespread concern over how financial markets are working. As economic prospects remain uncertain there has been a breakdown of trust and confidence. The relationship between business and society has become corrosive, weakening business’s license to…

Webinar: Responsible Property Investment – What the Leaders are Doing

Webinar Recording   , Webinar | 25 October, 17:00 PM CEST The concept of Responsible Property Investment (RPI) is gaining increasing prominence and acceptance within the real estate investment world. Consideration of ESG principles within property investment strategies can be complex and challenging. The range of issues that need to be considered can be wide-ranging,…