Past Events

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

22 November 2019 | London, 15:00 GMT

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.

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

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

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.

Sustainable Finance Policy Summit – DC

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

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.

ESG Real Estate Investment Japan Seminar

9 October 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

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 […]

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

12 June 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

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.

RI Europe

11-12 June 2019

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.

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

10 May 2019 | London, UK

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.

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2019

12 March 2019 | Paris, France

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.

Webinar: Positive Impact Real Estate Investment Framework

28 February 2019 | BrightTALK webinar

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.

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

26 September 2018 | New York

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.

Webinar: Positive Impact – Real Estate Investment Framework

10 July 2018

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 […]

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

28 March 2018 | Beijing, China

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.

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

13 March 2018 | Paris, France

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.

Webinar: EU consultation on investor duties regarding sustainability

8 December 2017 | Webinar

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. […]

Beijing Roundtable | Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

13 October 2017 | Beijing, China

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.

Shanghai Roundtable | Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

11 October 2017 | Shanghai, China

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.

First 2017 in-person meeting of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition

26 April 2017 | Stockholm, Sweden

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.

Fiduciary Duty Japan Roadmap Launch

26 April 2017 | Tokyo, Japan

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

UNEP FI and PRI joint Webinar: “Implementing Responsible Property Investment Strategies”

, Webinar | 24 February 2011, 15:00 – 16:00, CET Physical impacts of climate change pose substantial risks to future property values whilst rising energy prices are increasing building occupation costs and influencing choice. In the face of these and other such emerging challenges adopting responsible property investment approaches by integrating application of ESG issues […]

Multi-stakeholder Workshop on Sustainablility Principles and Reporting for the Construction and Real Estate Sector in the Indian Context

18 November, 2009 | Mumbai, India Sustainability and its ever increasing demand across the stakeholder spectrum is changing the way the Construction and Real Estate sector conducts business. Sustainability and its reporting is witnessing an accelerated acceptance across geographies due to a realization that the practice of sustainability not only helps the environment but can […]

UNEP FI Global Round Table:
Sustainability and global property portfolios ‘The Global Business of Responsible Property Investments’

, Sustainability and global property portfolios Workshop 2223 October15.40-17.00 Property investing is a multi-trillion dollar worldwide industry that can have profound positive or negative effects on environmental, social and cultural goals. The built environment produces around 40 percent of the global greenhouse gas emissions; how should the trillions of dollars be invested so that the […]

UNEP FI and WBCSD address the ESG inefficiency of Capital Markets in Emerging Economies – Part 3: South Africa

04 November 2008 | Johannesburg, South Africa In collaboration with Despite the surge in CSR reporting, ESG analysis and responsible investment activities in recent years, the corporate valuation mechanisms of capital markets appear to stubbornly remain indifferent with respect to the sustainability-related success or -failure of traded companies. Are market makers still unconvinced of the […]

Making it happen: Implementing the Principles for Responsible Investment

31 October 2008, 0830-1200 | Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1PL Just over two years after the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) were launched by the UN Secretary-General in New York, the initiative has garnered the support of over 400 institutions representing more than US$ 15 trillion in assets. The PRI, an investor […]

UNEP FI and WBCSD address the ESG inefficiency of Capital Markets in Emerging Economies – Part 2: Central and Eastern Europe

30 October 2008 | Vienna, Austria In collaboration with Despite the surge in CSR reporting, ESG analysis and responsible investment activities in recent years, the corporate valuation mechanisms of capital markets appear to stubbornly remain indifferent with respect to the sustainability-related success or -failure of traded companies. Are market makers still unconvinced of the financial […]

Integrating ESG Issues Into Investment Analysis

Breakfast Seminars with UNEP FI, PRI, Sustainable Investment Research Platform and ASSET4 1 October 2008 | Oslo, Norway 2 October 2008 | Stockholm, Sweden 3 October 2008 | Copenhagen, Denmark The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Report on Progress 2008 states that Principle 1 — “We will incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues into […]

UNEP FI and WBCSD address the ESG inefficiency of Capital Markets – US Pilot

11 July 2008 | New York City, US Despite the surge in CSR reporting, ESG analysis and responsible investment activities in recent years, the corporate valuation mechanisms of capital markets appear to stubbornly remain indifferent with respect to the sustainability-related success or -failure of traded companies. Are market makers still unconvinced of the financial materiality […]

Changing Landscapes: Towards a Sustainable Economy in Asia

Premium Sponsors             ,,Dialogue on sustainable finance, responsible investment and corporate citizenship – today and tomorrow 17-18 June 2008 | Seoul, Republic of Korea UNEP FI jointly hosted a special two-day conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea, with the Principles for Responsible Investment and the UN Global Compact. The conference […]