Upcoming Events

UNEP FI-PRI Australia Conference: Towards a Resilient and Sustainable Economy

11 December 2019 | Melbourne, Australia

The UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) together with the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and in collaboration with the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative (ASFI) are excited to present a one-day forum exploring the latest issues and trends for a resilient and stable financial system that will help shape Australian and New Zealand economy that prioritises human well-being, social equity and environmental protection.

Past Events

Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Workshop

20 November 2019 | Paris, France

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.

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 […]

Japan Launch of the Principles for Responsible Banking

10 October 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

Following the global launch of the Principles for Responsible Banking on 22 September 2019 at the United Nations in New York with 130 banks collectively holding USD 47 trillion in assets signed up, UNEP Finance Initiative together with the Japanese Principles for Financial Action (PFA), a Japan nation-wide sustainable finance forum, held a Japan launch […]

ESG Real Estate Investment Japan Seminar

9 October 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

UNEP Finance Initiative together with the Japanese Principles for Financial Action (PFA), a Japan nation-wide sustainable finance forum, held a seminar on ESG investments in real estate. Taking the opportunity of the visit to Japan by the UNEP FI’s Property Working Group Co-Chair Anna Murray, Vice President, Sustainable Investing, BentallGreenOak, the Working Group members in […]

Sustainable Investment Forum North America 2019

25 September 2019 | New York City

Join UNEP FI and Climate Action at the Sustainable Investment Forum North America to hear industry experts discuss climate risks and opportunities, financing the action needed to meet climate & sustainability targets, sustainable investment and much more.

Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in North America

22-25 September 2019 | New York

UNEP FI’s Regional Roundtable in North America will take place during UN General Assembly week, alongside Climate Week and the Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on 23-25 September 2019, New York.

Join us in Tokyo at the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology

12 June 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

Co-hosted by UNEP FI and IPEEC, and as an official side event to the G20 Presidency of Japan, the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology will be held in Tokyo, Japan on June 12th. Join fellow financial institutions and senior G20 policy-makers in addressing the urgency of scaling up energy efficiency investment to deliver on the world’s agreed policy objectives for a clean energy transition.

RI Europe

11-12 June 2019

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.

Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific

5-6 June 2019 | Shanghai, China

The Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific will take place on 5 – 6 June 2019 in Shanghai, China. The event will bring together UNEP FI members and sustainable finance practitioners for two days of insights into advances in sustainable finance.

Tokyo Dialogue on Sustainable Finance

3 June 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

On the occasion of Japan’s presidency of the G20, UNEP FI co-convened the ‘Tokyo Dialogue on Sustainable Finance’ with Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) on 3rd of June at the International House of Japan in Tokyo. It was an invitation-only, full day conference aiming to provide a platform for a detailed discussion between the distinguished speakers […]

Emerging Global Trends in Sustainable Finance: a meeting with Eric Usher, Head of UNEP FI

30 April 2019 | Frankfurt, Germany

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.

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 […]

Principles for Responsible Banking Consultation Workshop in Vietnam

28 March 2019 | Hanoi, Vietnam

State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and GIZ hosted a UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking Consultation Workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam. The workshop was chaired by Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Kim Anh, Deputy Governor of the SBV. Over 60 participants including representatives from 17 financial institutions attended. During the workshop, SBV also presented the results from the […]

Malaysia Responsible Banking Engagement and Sharing Session

18 March 2019 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CIMB Group, one of 28 founding banks of the Principles for Responsible Banking, hosted a Malaysia Responsible Banking Engagement and Sharing Session in collaboration with the Association of Islamic Banking and Financial Institutions Malaysia (AIBIM) and the Association of Banks in Malaysia (ABM). Mr. Rafe Haneef, CEO, CIMB Islamic Bank Bhd led the event participated by […]

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.

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2019

12 March 2019 | Paris, France

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.

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 […]

Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative Launch

21 January 2019 | Singapore

UNEP Finance Initiative, as a Knowledge Partner, participated in the launch of the Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative on 21 January 2019 in Singapore. Together with CIMB, UNEP FI’s member in Malaysia, it presented on UNEP FI and the Principles for Responsible Banking. The Asia Sustainable Finance Initiative aims to help shift Asia’s financial flows towards sustainable economic, […]

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.

Sustainable Investment Forum North America: Financing Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

26 September 2018 | New York

The Sustainable Investment Forum North America, held in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative, is the premier meeting space for sustainable finance professionals.

Back for its 3rd edition in September 2018 during Climate Week NYC, the forum will welcome over 300 attendees representing asset owners and managers, banks, development institutions, policymakers, think tanks and NGOs looking to drive the sustainability agenda.

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.

VfU/UNEP FI Roundtable on Sustainable Finance

12-13 September 2018 | Munich, Germany

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.

UNEP FI Conference: Financing a resilient and sustainable economy

23-24 July 2018 | Sydney, Australia

                                            An agenda-setting event with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) took place in Sydney on 23-24 July 2018 to explore the potential for sustainable finance to shape a resilient and […]

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 […]

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.

Beijing Report Launch | Investor Duties and ESG Integration in China 北京报告发布会:投资者责任与ESG整合

28 March 2018 | Beijing, China

UNEP FI, the PRI, The Generation Foundation, and the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF) invite you to the launch of the report on ‘Investor Duties and ESG Integration in China,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. The project team and key contributors will present the main findings and recommendations of the report on how clarifying the role of ESG integration in investor obligations and duties can contribute to achieving China’s long-term vision of balanced, inclusive and sustainable development.

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 Investment Forum Europe: Financing Innovation for a Low Carbon Future

13 March 2018 | Paris, France

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.

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.

UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Asia Pacific

11-13 December 2017 | Tokyo, Japan

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.

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.

Presentation and launch of the Positive Impact Initiative

23 November 2017 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

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”.

UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Finance in Europe

16-18 October 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

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.

Beijing Roundtable | Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

13 October 2017 | Beijing, China

Roundtable on Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

北京圆桌会议:中国的投资者责任和义务以及ESG整合

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and The Generation Foundation invite you to an Expert Policy Roundtable on ‘Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. Building on the recent achievements of the national Green Finance initiative in China, this event aims to discuss the development of an investment and regulatory environment that promotes consideration of financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, consistent with investor obligations and duties.

Shanghai Roundtable | Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

11 October 2017 | Shanghai, China

Roundtable on Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration

上海圆桌会议:中国的投资者责任和义务以及ESG整合

The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and The Generation Foundation invite you to an Expert Policy Roundtable on ‘Investor Obligations and Duties and ESG Integration,’ hosted by BNP Paribas. Building on the recent achievements of the national Green Finance initiative in China, this event aims to discuss the development of an investment and regulatory environment that promotes consideration of financially material environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, consistent with investor obligations and duties.

Webinar: Deployment of Energy Efficient Mortgages in Europe

26 September 2017 | Webinar

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’s Green Equities

14 September 2017 | Guildhall - London, UK

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.

Regional Roundtables on Sustainable Finance: Join Us in Africa & Middle East and Asia Pacific

5 September - 21 December 2017 | All Regions

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.

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.

Financing Energy Efficiency in the Nordic Region

19 May 2017 | Copenhagen, Denmark

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.

Financing Energy Efficiency in Central Europe

27 April 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic

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.

Fiduciary Duty Japan Roadmap Launch

26 April 2017 | Tokyo, Japan

The Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century Japan Roadmap is to be launched by Mr. Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor to UN Environment Finance Initiative in the Asia Pacific Region at the RI Asia conference in Tokyo.

First 2017 in-person meeting of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition

26 April 2017 | Stockholm, Sweden

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.

Mainstreaming Social Impact Investing in Pension Funds in South Korea

12 April 2017 | Seoul, South Korea

The South Korean National Pension Service (NPS), with close to USD 500 billion in assets in Korea, is one of the biggest players in the South Korean financial industry. On April 12th, in a forum co-sponsored by UNEP FI called “Mainstreaming Social Impact Investing in Pension Funds,” South Korean presidential hopefuls gathered to discuss integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations into the national pension system.

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.

PAGE – Partnership for Action on Green Economy – Ministerial Conference in Berlin

27-28 March 2017 | Berlin, Germany

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.

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

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 […]

UNEP FI holds a sustainable finance seminar with the Korean National Assembly

19 March 2015 | Seoul, Korea From left to right: Young-ho Kim (director of Korea Sustainability Investing Forum), Eunjoo Lee (Korean National Assembly member), Mok-hee Lee (Assembly member), Il-Pyo Hong (Assembly member), Ligia Noronha (Director of UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics), and Hyo Jin Ahn (Deputy President of Shinhan Bank). UNEP FI supported […]

UNEP FI – VfU Roundtable ‘Licence to Operate: Sustainability in Finance, Between Opportunity and Responsibility’

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 […]

UNEP FI at EU Green Week Conference 2014

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 […]

Second Annual Forum on Sustainable Finance in Turkey

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 […]

Global Water Investment Summit: contributing to knowledge exchange on water risks

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 […]

UNEP FI – VfU Conference “Financing Future – Future Finance. Financial Solutions for a 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 […]

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 […]

UNEP FI at the Globe EU High-level conference ‘EU 2020 and Long-Term Investments – How to Mobilize Private Finance in Support of a Resilient, Low-Carbon, Resource Efficient and Inclusive Economy?”

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 […]

Sustainable Finance – A Dialogue with the Croatian Banking Sector

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 […]

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 […]