UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the European Commission are organising a Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Workshop alongside the Sustainable Ocean Summit. Participants will explore what is required for the finance sector to accelerate uptake of finance-related policies, practices, financial instruments, opportunities and initiatives to contribute to a sustainable blue economy.
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.
VfU are presenting an open meeting with Eric Usher, Head of UNEP FI to discuss global trends in sustainable finance. The event, which is organised in cooperation with the Green and Sustainable Cluster (GSFC) Germany will discuss UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking, implementation of the TCFD Recommendations, an update on taxonomy for banks, impact-based approaches to corporate lending and more.
The Natural Capital Finance Alliance will launch a new report: Natural Capital Credit Risk Assessment in Agricultural Lending on the first day of the Third Oxford Meeting on Food System Impact Valuation.
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.
Join us for the official launch of the Advancing Environmental Risk Management (AERM) project in Zurich. Find out more about practical tools and methodologies to incorporate natural capital assessment into existing finance sector risk management frameworks.
Discuss sustainable organisation, sustainable business, and sustainable communications in light of the European Action Plan on Sustainable Finance on 12-13 September, 2018 in Munich, Germany at one of the biggest gatherings in the German-speaking sustainable finance field.
Responsible Investor invites you to attend RI Europe 2018, Europe’s leading sustainable business and finance conference. Join 650+ attendees expected to attend over the 2 days, to hear real sustainable finance questions addressed and answered. UNEP FI members are eligible for a 20% discount on the registration fee.
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.
UNEP FI is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation and launch of its Positive Impact Initiative in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 23rd November 2017, which will be hosted by Dutch Central Bank De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), in partnership with the Dutch members of the Positive Impact Initiative: ABN AMRO, ING Bank and Triodos Bank.
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.
The European Union’s Energy Union Framework Strategy includes energy efficiency as one of its five dimensions and states it is to be considered as an energy source in its own right. The ambitious Paris climate agreement also underlines the importance of energy efficiency. To realise its full potential, public funds will not suffice and private financing will have to be unlocked on a large scale. This webinar, organised in partnership with the European Commission, will discuss the use of energy efficient mortgages in Europe.
Register by 22 September 2017.
Environmental Finance, in association with the City of London Corporation and Green Finance Initiative, will hold their inaugural Green Equities conference on 14 September 2017 at the Guildhall in London.
Attend this summit to hear the latest trends and learn about the drivers set to shape green equity investments.
This members-only webinar highlights UNEP FI’s work plan for the European region and discusses expectations for and from the members. The discussion will then focus on the Energy Efficiency initiatives in Europe and opportunities for membership involvement.
The event aims to share best practice from Denmark, Sweden and Finland on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. The event is organised as part of a series of events over three years, seeking to build and support long-lasting action in EU Member States.
Targeting the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria, this event aims to share best practice from the region on how energy efficiency can be financed through private funds and innovative financing instruments, notably in the building and industry sectors. The event is organised as part of a series of events over three years, seeking to build and support long-lasting action in EU Member States.
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.
Over 350 ministers, heads of UN Agencies, business and thought leaders, representatives from civil society and development partners will convene in Berlin at the PAGE Ministerial Conference 2017 to discuss what it takes to further a “just transition” to economies which are more inclusive, stable and sustainable.
UNEP FI is co-ordinating “green investment” sessions to explore ways in which policymaking could more effectively harness capital markets to set pathways towards low-carbon, resilient and sustainable economies.
11 May 2016 | 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 11th May in Istanbul. The Forum, dedicated to understanding the complex interlinkages between finance and sustainability, and the practical […]
18-19 November 2014 | Frankfurt, Germany The 2014 edition of VfU / UNEP FI Roundtable on Sustainable Finance, an annual multi-stakeholder meeting for German-speaking countries on responsible finance issues, focused on the fundamental question of the role of finance institutions vis-à-vis society, and in ensuring a stable and sustainable economy. Experts from academia, businesses, government […]
4 June 2014 | Brussels, Belgium The Green Week Conference hosted by the European Commission, known as the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, focused this year on Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Waste. The Conference provided a platform for participants from Government, business and industry, environmental associations, academia and the media, to exchange […]
16 May 2014 | Istanbul, Turkey The multi-stakeholder platform for discussing sustainable finance in Turkey was organized for the second year by the Business Council for Sustainable Development Association Turkey, the UN Global Compact Turkey and UNEP FI. The 2014 edition, hosted by Borsa Istanbul, used ‘shared responsibility’ as the underlying theme for all panel […]
7-8 May 2014 | London, UK The Global Water Investment Summit, which UNEP FI joined as a supporter and discussion participant, gathered investors, banks, governments, regulators, NGOs, water utilities, users of water and suppliers of water-related products and services from 13 countries around the topic of creating a long-term, sustainable water strategy – based on […]
1 April 2014 | Milan, Italy The workshop hosted by the Italian Banks Association in cooperation with the European Investment Bank and the Italian Forum for Sustainable Investment, emphasized the commitment of the finance sector in Italy to scale up the integration of environmental, social and governance considerations in its lending and investment practices. On […]
15 January 2014 | Zurich, Switzerland UNEP FI joined the 1st Zurich Natural Capital Roundtable, hosted by Clarmondial, a supporter of UNEP FI Natural Capital Declaration. The meeting organizers facilitated a dialogue on the importance of integrating Natural Capital considerations in the finance sector, connecting around 40 Swiss stakeholders interested in this topic. The meeting, […]
10-12 December 2013 | Moscow, Russia The international conference, hosted by the Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs of Russia, Vnesheconombank, served as a platform for ideas exchange and solution identification on how to further expand and strengthen the role of businesses, including the finance sector, in meeting the objectives of Russia’s sustainable development […]
18-19 November 2013 | Bonn, Germany The 9th edition of UNEP FI / VfU Roundtable on sustainable finance gathered finance institutions, sustainability experts, policy-makers and regulators, scientists, and academia from German-speaking countries over two days to brainstorm on how to create an enabling environment for finance institutions to contribute to sustainable development goals, learn about […]
2 October 2013 | Brussels, Belgium The Conference organized by GLOBE EU brought together representatives from the European Commission, European Parliament and Member States Parliaments, public and private financial sector and civil society to discuss the actions required to attain Europe 2020 strategy objectives, including the necessary changes in the regulatory framework which will ensure […]
17 September 2013 | Zagreb, Croatia A meeting with the Croatian banking sector was organized with the support of the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) and facilitated by the Croatian Banking Association (HUB) to exchange knowledge on current initiatives, gaps and challenges related to sustainability in banking in Croatia. Around 20 representatives from […]
6 June 2013 | Brussels, Belgium UNEP FI in partnership with Globe EU brought together European policy-makers and the financial sector during a lunchtime event at the European Parliament, to exchange their perspectives on the relevance and materiality of sustainability considerations for finance institutions. On the one hand, European Commission speakers shed light on initiatives […]
24 June 2013 | Brussels, Belgium UNEP FI believes that the transition to a sustainable, inclusive and green economy requires the alignment of financial sector activities with the long-term needs of sustainable development. Considering the importance of the topic for UNEP FI mandate and the high proportion of EU-based Signatories within its network, UNEP FI […]
3 May 2013 | Istanbul, Turkey The Sustainable Finance Forum brought together various actors from the sustainable finance scene in Turkey to discuss existing responsible finance practices in the country, reveal related gaps and challenges and put forward recommendations for action to upscale the financial sector contribution to sustainable development in Turkey. Garanti Bank, Şekerbank […]
26 March 2013 | Istanbul, Turkey A group of professionals from 15 Turkish banks, as well as from the consultancy and development finance community were trained during a one-day workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis. The participants improved their understanding of the exposure of finance institutions to social and environmental risks as a consequence […]