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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
1 December 2015 | Nairobi, Kenya UNEP FI is to play a key role at the launch of the Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) Guiding Principles & E-Learning Platform in Nairobi, Kenya. The event will be hosted by the Kenya Bankers Association, and attended by the CEOs of the Banking Industry with the Governor of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
19 May 2015 | Rabat, Morocco One year after Bank al Maghrib (Moroccan Central Bank) held its first convening on finance and sustainability issues in June 2014, UNEP FI, together with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has now lent its support to the Central Bank. On 19th May Bank al Maghrib convened a national CEO […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Videos Video: Financing Renewable Energy Press Conference at Governing Council View Report Press release 21 February 2012 | Nairobi, Kenya Smart public policies are key to powering up sub-Saharan’s Africa’s clean energy potential, said the head of UNEP Achim Steiner while unveiling UNEP Finance Initiative’s latest report in Nairobi. In doing […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]