Past Events

Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in Latin America and Caribbean 2019

14-15 October 2019 | Sao Paulo, Brazil

The UNEP Finance Initiative Regional Roundtable in Latin America and the Caribbean will be held on the 14-15 October 2019 in São Paulo, Brazil, which will bring together UNEP FI members and sustainable finance practitioners for two days of insights into advances in sustainable finance. The two-day event, co-organised with the Brazilian Federation of Banks […]

UNEP FI Supporting Institutions’ meeting in Chile

18 March 2019 | Santiago, Chile

The first meeting of UNEP FI’s supporting Institutions in Chile will take place in Santiago on March 18th, 2019. This will be the first time that UNEP FI has held a country event exclusively for its supporting institutions.

Climate Finance Workshop Chile

3 October 2018 | Santiago, Chile

UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Ministry of Finance of Chile, in collaboration with the British Embassy Santiago, held a workshop on “Climate Finance” on the morning of October 3rd at the Ministry of Finance.

Peer to peer in-person exchange

1-2 October 2018 | Sao Paulo, Brazil

There is a new opportunity to learn from your peers in the Latin American and Caribbean region! The in-person exchange provides richer opportunities for UNEP FI members to connect with one another and to share practical “hands-on” experiences implementing sustainable finance work across banks in banks across Latin America.
The exchange will provide “visiting members” insights into the operations and procedures implemented by “host members” regarding good practices around the key environmental, social and governance topics identified in UNEP FI’s Sustainable Banking Guide.

Climate Finance Day in Mexico

18 September 2018

The “Climate Financing Day in Mexico”, which was organized by the Climate Finance Group for Latin America and the Caribbean (GFLAC), the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), and the Climate Initiative of Mexico, took place on September 18. The objective of the event was to facilitate a multi-actor dialogue to support the mobilization, allocation, access, management of resource in order to accelerate climate action and accomplish the commitment of The Paris Agreement.

Seminario Avance de Finanzas Sostenibles

24 May 2018 | Santiago de Chile

La Iniciativa Financiera de ONU Medio Ambiente (UNEP FI), la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), Doble Impacto / Banca Ética y ALAS 20 / GovernArt llevaron a cabo el exitoso Seminario “Avance de las Finanzas Sostenibles” que tuvo lugar en Santiago de Chile el 24 de mayo de 2018. El Seminario sobre finanzas sostenibles […]

Shaping the sustainable insurance agenda in Latin America

15 May 2018 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI) were launched during the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro—two decades after the 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio—also known as the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

This May, we’re going back to Rio for another pioneering event—the first PSI regional market event for Latin America.

PROYECTA SOLAR CHILE LATAM 2018

15 May 2018 | Santiago de Chile

The annual event PROYECTA SOLAR CHILE LATAM 2018 will be held on May 15th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Santiago de Chile. The Chilean Association of Solar Energy (ACESOL) holds this Latin American Gremial Meeting for Solar Development every year and the entire solar sector meets with guests from a different country each year.

2018 Sustainability Week in Lima

7-11 May 2018 | Lima, Peru

(English) UNEP FI will take part in the 2018 Sustainability Week to be held in Lima this year. During this week, several banks that have implemented sustainability strategies will share their experiences applying Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS). This year, new sessions will be launched on green lines, impact funds and new technologies to […]

Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

28 March 2018 | Santiago, Chile

Carolina López, UNEP FI Representative in Chile, will be participating in the 3rd version of the “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” organized by the Santiago Stock Exchange and the UN Global Compact Chile

Sustainable Finance Workshop in Ecuador

28 February 2018 | Quito, Ecuador

Asobanca and BID Invest, in collaboration with IDE Business School carried out a workshop in Quito, Ecuador, focussed on Sustainable Finance and the integration of sustainability within governance, strategy and financial products.  

Chilean Sustainable Finance Public-Private Working Group

26 January 2018 | Santiago, Chile

The “Chilean Sustainable Finance Working Group” organized by the Sustainability & Climate Change Agency and the Corporate Leaders Group for Climate Change (CLG), in collaboration with the British Embassy Santiago, GIZ and UNEP FI, will be holding an event about the international experience on Green Banks.

3rd Latin American Conference on Responsible Investments

21 November 2017 | Santiago, Chile

The 3rd Latin American Conference on Responsible Investments (IRlatam2017) will take place on November 21st from 8:30 am to 13:00 at Centro Parque, Santiago de Chile. On behalf of UNEP FI, Carolina López will present on “Positive impact financing: A new business and financing paradigm for sustainable development”.

Climate week 2017 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change”

13-16 June 2017 | Santiago, Chile

UNEP FI will be participating in the Climate week 2017 “Sustainable Santiago – together against climate change” that will take place in Santiago de Chile from 13 to 16 June 2017. This event is being organized by the Foundation Konrad Adenauer, the Ministry of Environment, along with other partners and collaborators. The event will have several panels, throughout the week. On June 16th, UNEP FI will be part of a panel on “Sustainable Finance” with a focus on Sustainable Construction Financing, along with Banco Santander Brazil.

Breakfast Meeting: Sustainable Finance in Latin America and Chile

28 March 2017 | Santiago, Chile

The United Nations Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), along with CAF – Latin American Development Bank, and the Ecobanking project/INCAE Business School, are organizing an Executive Breakfast on Sustainable Finance in Latin America and Chile, which will be held on Tuesday, March 28 from 9h to 11h30 in Santiago de Chile.

Sustainability in the financial world: where are we and where do we go? A look at Chile & Latin America

8 March 2017 | Santiago, Chile

UNEP FI is partnering with CLG Chile, Bolsa Comercio Santiago, Cámara Chileno-Británica, Facultad Economía y Negocios Universidad de Chile, British Embassy Santiago, and MEXICO2 on an event that will discuss sustainable finance in Chile and Latin America including a discussion of sustainable development and capital markets, and the role of green bonds in the transition to a lower carbon economy.

Old Events

Breakfast Meeting on Finance and Sustainability in the Caribbean Financial Sector

29 June, 2009 | Bridgetown, Barbados In an effort to engage with the wider Caribbean financial sector, UNEP FI and the Barbados Sustainable Finance Group offered a Regional CEO Breakfast, under the auspices of the Barbados Ministry of Environment, Water Resources and Drainage, and the Barbados Bankers’ Association. This high-level meeting came as a follow-up […]

Outreach Event on Environmental and Social Risk Management

26 November 2008 | Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago This was the first time the Latin American Task Force visited Trinidad & Tobago, following a successful Risk Training Workshop and CEO Breakfast the previous days in Barbados. This initial outreach event sought to raise awareness within the local financial sector and with relevant stakeholders, […]

Training Workshop and CEO Breakfast for the Venezuelan Financial Sector

29-30 October, 2007 | Caracas This is the first time the Latin American Task Force convened a training workshop in Venezuela, seeking to train analysts and sensitise managers across the country’s financial sector on how to identify and manage social and environmental risks and opportunities in their lending and investment operations. A carefully targeted group […]

Seminar: The Mexican Financial Sector and the Environment

4 October 2007 | Mexico City The Seminar was organised by the Nacional Ecology Institute of Mexico (Instituto Nacional de Ecología/INE) and the Mexican Environment Ministry (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales/SEMARNAT), in collaboration with UNEP FI’s Latin American Task Force and HSBC México. The event was aimed at the wider Mexican financial sector […]

Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Mexico

8 February, 2007 | Mexico City The first such workshop to be convened by the Latin American Task Force in Mexico, the training workshop sought to assist financial analysts to identify and assess environmental and social risk in credit lending and investment. At the end of the day participants were invited to brainstorm on the […]

Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Ecuador

18-19 September, 2006 | Guayaquil/Quito, Ecuador The third such workshop to be convened by the Latin American Task Force in the Andean Region (see Colombia Workshop, March 2005 and Peru Workshop, March 2006), this training event sought to assist financial analysts to identify and assess environmental and social risk in credit lending and investment, while […]

Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis El Salvador

15-16 June, 2006 | San Salvador, El Salvador The first training workshop convened by the Latin American Task Force in Central America, this event was marked by the attendance of FI representatives from across the region. Following a day’s training on the 15th, participants pooled ideas and recommendations which were presented at a CEO Breakfast […]

Seminar: The Role of the Public Banking Sector in promoting Sustainability in Brazil

10 May, 2006 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Organised in fulfillment of the Latin American Task Force’s mission to raise awareness and promote sustainable finance practices, this was the first UNEP FI event to focus specifically on public banks. Reflective of the pioneer role played by public banks in Brazil in this field, the event […]

Workshop on Environmental and Social Risk Analysis Peru

28-29 March, 2006 | Lima, Peru The second such training workshop convened by the Latin American Task Force in the Andean Region (see Colombia Workshop, March 2005), this event was marked by the Peruvian financial sector’s strong interest in and awareness of the sustainability agenda. Participants pooled ideas and recommendations which were presented during the […]

Latin American Task Force Training Event Argentina

4-5 May, 2005 | Buenos Aires, Argentina Hosted by ABN AMRO Argentina, the second LATF workshop on environmental and social credit risk brought together 25 participants from a range of Argentinean and international banks. With case studies, group exercises and role plays, the trainers from ABN AMRO and Fundación Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (FARN) inspired […]

Latin American Task Force Training Event Colombia

9-10 March 2005| Bogotá, Colombia The Colombian financial sector displayed strong interest in the UNEP FI Latin American Task Force‘s (LATF) first training event on environmental and social aspects of credit risk. An executive breakfast, held on March 9, raised awareness of strategic choices related to environmental and social issues at the senior management level. […]

Latin American Task Force Opening Meeting

Host   This meeting was hosted by:         ,1/2 July, 2004 | Lima, Peru On 1/2 July, the UNEP FI Latin American Task Force came together for its first meeting in Lima, Peru. Members of the Task Force were joined by invited guests from across the region, as well as two observer […]