Past Events

UNEP FI Principles for Sustainable Insurance Africa Market Event in Nigeria

29-30 April 2019 | Lagos, 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.

Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Africa and Middle East

10-11 April 2019 | Cairo, Egypt

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 […]

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

29 January 2019 | Johannesburg

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 […]

Shaping the sustainable insurance agenda in Africa

16-17 April 2018 | Johannesburg, South 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.

Presentation and Launch of the Positive Impact Initiative

29 November 2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

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 Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Africa and Middle East

27-30 November 2017 | Johannesburg, South 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.

Positive Impact Initiative African Launch

6 July 2017 | Casablanca, Morocco

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

Introductory Training Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis South Africa

,, Introductory Training Workshop for the Financial Sector before the Global Round Table: Environmental and Social Risk Analysis 21 October, 2009 | South Africa, Cape Town This is the first time that UNEP FI convened a training workshop in Africa, seeking to train risk analysts and managers who work for Financial Institutions from all over […]

Seizing Climate Change Opportunities in Africa

,, Seizing Climate Change Opportunities in AfricaUNEP Training to Financial Institutions at the UNEP FI Global Roundtable Hotel Southern Sun The Cullinan – 21 October 2009 – one day session Background Reading The implications of climate change and the resulting regulatory responses are having and will increasingly have considerable implications for companies, including financial institutions. […]

UNEPFI and Citi Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in West Africa

21-22 May 2008 | Lagos, Nigeria There is a growing view that banks, insurers, asset managers and other financial sector participants have a pivotal role to play in ensuring sustainable and long term economic growth. Attention is increasingly being paid to the manner in which the financial sector provides and manages capital, whether impacts on […]

East Africa Roundtable on Sustainable Finance

1 October 2007 | Nairobi, Kenya There is a growing view that banks, insurers and asset managers have a pivotal role to play in ensuring sustainable and long term economic growth. Attention is increasingly being paid to the manner in which the financial sector provides and manages capital, whether impacts on sustainable development are considered […]

UNEPFI and WWF Workshop on Innovative Financing for Sustainable SMEs in Africa

26 September 2007 | Geneva, Switzerland Documents Workshop Agenda and Logistics (PDF: 405 KB) Background Note with Questions & Hypotheses on SME financing in Africa that will form the framework for discussion (PDF: 71 KB) Suggested Background Reading corresponding to the discussion questions (PDF: 5 MB) WWF and UNEP Finance Initiative recognize the Small & […]

UNEP FI side events at the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD)

UNEP FI Side Events 28 August, 2002 – 2 September, 2002 | Johannesburg, South Africa UNEP FI, and its conference partners, the Corporation of London, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), IUCN – The World Conservation Union, and UNEP FI African Task Force members and associates held a series of events at the World […]

UNEP FI Regional Outreach Event – Africa

Host           , Main Sponsors           , Named Sponsor           ,28-29 January, 2002 | Midrand, South Africa On January 28th-29th 2002, UNEP FI held the third in a series of Regional Outreach events, in Midrand, South Africa, which was hosted by the Development […]