Past Events

14-15 July 2020 | Webinar

Webinar on Climate Risks and TCFD: Focus on Middle East and Africa

This 2-part webinar organized by UNEP FI will explore the dynamics of climate risks and opportunities for businesses, including the significance and impact of climate risks with a focus on institutions in Middle East and Africa. Further, it will cover the implementation of climate risk initiatives and programs, with a deep-dive on the Task-Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework.

29-30 April 2019 | Lagos, Nigeria

UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Africa Market Event in Nigeria

The 2nd Africa Market event will be held in Lagos, Nigeria. UNEP FI and Principles for Sustainable Insurance(PSI) are organizing the event.

The purpose of the now-annual PSI Africa Market Event is to bring together leading practitioners and thinkers within the African insurance ‘ecosystem’ to share experiences and ideas relating to the creation of a growing, resilient, sustainable, responsible and profitable African insurance sector.

10-11 April 2019 | Cairo, Egypt

Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Africa and Middle East

The UNEP Finance Initiative Regional Roundtable in Africa and Middle East will be held on the 10th and 11th of April 2019  at the Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo, Egypt. The biennial Regional Roundtable will bring together UNEP FI members and sustainable finance practitioners for two days of insights into advances in sustainable finance. The event will…

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…

16-17 April 2018 | Johannesburg, South Africa

Shaping the sustainable insurance agenda in Africa

This April, we’re going back to Johannesburg for another pioneering event—the first PSI Regional Market Event for Africa.

The aim is to shape the sustainable insurance agenda in Africa across the insurance industry’s triple role in sustainable development as risk managers, insurers, and investors. Key sustainability challenges and opportunities that will be covered include the insurance protection gap, social and financial inclusion, and the resilience and sustainability of cities, infrastructure, and food and agriculture systems.

29 November 2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

Presentation and Launch of the Positive Impact Initiative

UNEP FI is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation and regional launch of its Positive Impact Initiative in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 29th November 2017, which will be hosted by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the oldest and largest stock exchange in Africa.

27-30 November 2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Africa and Middle East

UNEP FI is establishing Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community to come together locally to discuss the latest trends and innovations, and share good practice. 2017 marks UNEP FI’s 25th anniversary, and in this landmark year, our first ever Regional Roundtables will be the focus of our celebrations.

6 July 2017 | Casablanca, Morocco

Positive Impact Initiative African Launch

UNEP FI and Casablanca Finance City are pleased to anounce the regional launch of the Positive Impact initiative and the Principles for Positive Impact Finance, held in Casablanca on July 6th 2017.

Old Events

High-level National Meeting on Sustainable Finance

11-12 November 2015 | Dubai, UAE UNEP FI is co-organising, with the Ministry of Environment of the UAE and in association with the Central Bank of the UAE, the Insurance Authority, Securities and Commodities Authority and the Dubai Financial Services Authority, a CEO Roundtable of Financial Institutions and a workshop on Environmental & Social Risk…

Redesigning Finance for Sustainable Development

13-16 July 2015 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has called for a “loud revolution” to mobilise the trillions of dollars needed for the transition to a greener, more sustainable world economy. The call, which came at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, urged individual…

UNEP FI leads the way on sustainability issues among Nigeria financial sector

1-2 July 2015 | Abuja, Nigeria UNEP Finance Initiative co-hosted a landmark event by the Nigeria’s Financial Services Regulation Coordinating Committee (FSRCC) to bring together senior officials and Board Members across the full spectrum of the Nigerian financial regulatory community to raise awareness and build capacity around the concept of Sustainable Finance. While some central…

Green economy financing gathers momentum amongst UAE financial institutions

25 May 2015 | Dubai, UAE At an unprecedented national conference held in Dubai, financial institutions (FIs), financial regulators, Green Economy policy makers and businesses gathered from across the UAE to commence dialogue on motivating the finance sector to become actively involved in the transition to a greener, more sustainable economy in the UAE and…

UNEP FI to support opportunities for green growth in Africa at 3GF Africa conference

13 -14 May 2015 | Nairobi, Kenya The Global Green Growth Forum (3GF), UNEP and the Government of Kenya are co-hosting a high-level Conference in Nairobi on 14-15 May. The aim of the conference is to address key African green growth political priorities and interests and cover 3GF cross-cutting themes on financing for green growth,…

Sustainable Finance Forum Turkey 2015

5 May 2015 | Istanbul, Turkey The Sustainable Finance Forum Turkey, launched in 2013 by UNEP FI in partnership with the Business Council for Sustainable Development and Global Compact Turkey, hosted its third multi-stakeholder discussion on 5th May in Istanbul. The topic under discussion was sustainable finance in Turkey in the context of the current…

High Level Training on the Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principles

3 – 18 October 2013 | Lagos, Nigeria UNEP FI delivered a High Level training on the Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principles for the Executive and Non-executive Board Members of Commercial Banks and Regulators (CBN and NDIC) in Nigeria. The series of workshops was held from 3rd to 18th October at the Intercontinental Hotel in Lagos…

CEO Roundtable

10 September | Nairobi, Kenya The Kenya banking industry during a CEO Roundtable meeting held on 10th September 2013 approved a move forward to create a joint initiative that promotes best practice in sustainable finance. The KBA Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) would explore opportunities for industry alignment while building industry wide capacity in the area…

Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Ghana

22 April 2013 | Accra, Ghana UNEP FI organized for the first time an Introductory Environmental and Social Risk Analysis training workshop in Ghana. The workshop was hosted by the Ghana Association of Bankers with support from our member Ecobank. The workshop was convened with the aim of sensitizing bankers, risk & credit managers and…

Introductory Environmental and Social Risk training workshop

23 September 2011 | Nairobi, Kenya An Introductory Environmental and Social Risk training workshop, organized by UNEP FI, took place on 23 September 2011, at the UN Complex in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop aimed to sensitize bankers, risk & credit managers and other relevant parties across the financial sector, on the importance, effective techniques and…

Advanced Environmental & Social Risk Analysis Workshop

UNEP FI Introductory Environmental & Social Risk Analysis Workshop 8 September 2011 | Lagos, Nigeria An Environmental and Social Risk training workshop, organized by UNEP FI, took place on 8 September 2011, at the Four Point by Sheraton Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. The workshop aimed to sensitize bankers, risk & credit managers and other relevant…

Nigeria Sustainable Finance Week

Press Release   English Version , Lead Sponsors   , Partners   Access Bank Plc African Carbon Asset Development Facility African Development Bank Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft FMO International Finance Corporation Nigerian Conservation Foundation Proparco , 7-9 September 2011 | Lagos, Nigeria The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative…