The International Organisation of Pension Supervisors (IOPS) has opened a public consultation on Supervisory Guidelines on the integration of ESG factors in the investment and risk management of pension funds. The consultation is open for feedback until 11 March 2019. IOPS is an independent international standard-setting body representing those involved in the supervision of private pension arrangements. […]
The UNEP FI Property Working Group, in collaboration with RICS, PRI, and members of the Global Investor Coalition on Climate Change, have produced a practical, action-oriented framework to accelerate a new financing paradigm for the delivery of the global SDGs. The 25 leading institutional investors and asset managers of the UNEP FI Property Working Group […]
A week before the World Economic Forum in Davos, where global financial leaders will discuss society’s most pressing issues, the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA) has launched the world’s first step-by-step guide to help financial institutions conduct a rapid natural capital risk assessment. The Natural Capital Finance Alliance engaged with PwC to produce the guide. […]
The Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG), jointly convened by the European Commission and UNEP FI, has launched a call for expressions of interest for the first working group it is setting up in its third phase: the working group on the input on energy efficiency to the emerging EU sustainable finance taxonomy and on […]
Standard Chartered PLC, KBC Group, KB Financial Group, DGB Financial Group, Natixis, GLS Bank, Landsbankinn, Zenith Bank and Keystone Bank among first Endorsers of the Principles for Responsible Banking Standard Chartered PLC, KBC Group, KB Financial Group, DGB Financial Group, Natixis, GLS Bank, Landsbankinn hf., Zenith Bank and Keystone Bank become the first banks beyond […]
On Saturday, following two weeks marked by dramatic rhetoric and intense negotiations over legal language, close to 200 Governments bridged a deep global divide and agreed on the set of rules meant to steer countries worldwide in implementing the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. UNEP FI’s Climate Lead, Remco Fischer gives more […]
Read UNEP FI Head Eric Usher in the 2018 Report of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development writing about ‘Mobilizing Finance to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals: UNEP Finance Initiative’s Perspective’. Download the report here.
Global investors today called on governments around the world to step up action to address climate change. 415 investors, with $32 trillion in assets-under-management, are behind the call-to-action as signatories of the 2018 Global Investor Statement to Governments on Climate Change. The ‘Global Investor Statement’ reaches global leaders as the United Nation’s COP24 global […]
The 4th edition of the Climate Finance Day, part of 3 days to scale up sustainable finance in Paris 26-28 November, brought positive news: climate finance flows exceeded 500 billion euros in 2017, the main European banks and insurers have shown their commitment to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy. However, we need to […]
The crowd numbered 650 on the second day of UNEP FI’s Global Roundtable 2018 in Paris, one of the world’s largest gatherings of banks, insurers and investors that are working to put the Sustainable Development Goals at the heart of their business strategy. Delegates discussed the ongoing issues that keep sustainable finance professionals busy, […]
Euronext Bell Ringing Euronext opened financial markets in Paris on 27 November 2018 at Palais Brongniart in support of the Climate Finance Week in Paris dedicated to delivering a sustainable financial system with the UNEP FI Global Roundtable and the 4th Climate Finance Day. The event included participation from Eric Forest, Head of Listing France for Euronext, Philippe […]
More than 500 delegates at the first day of UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)’s Global Roundtable 2018 saw the launches of four major initiatives that will help mobilize the financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agenda. The first day of the event—part of three days aimed at scaling up […]
The world’s first comprehensive tool linking environmental change with its consequences for the economy has been launched by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance (NCFA). The web-based tool, called ENCORE (Exploring Natural Capital Opportunities, Risks and Exposure), will help global banks, investors and insurance firms assess the risks that environmental degradation, such as the pollution of oceans […]
Fiduciary duty in the 21st Century: Launch of the France Roadmap 26 November 2018 The France Roadmap – the latest in a series of market analyses from the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century programme – was launched today at UNEP FI’s 2018 Global Roundtable in Paris, France. The roadmap, which sets out recommendations for […]
Today at its Global Roundtable in Paris, UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and 28 banks from around the world are launching the Principles for Responsible Banking for global public consultation. Together the banks represent over USD 17 trillion in combined assets, and CEOs from 12 of the banks will attend the launch.
Paris, 26 November 2018 – How to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? UNEP FI’s Positive Impact Initiative proposes a new approach: social, economic and environmental impacts have an as-yet under explored potential to generate financial revenues: impact-based business models can be developed, with the delivery of positive impacts as a driver of sustainable business growth […]
UN Environment’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) announced today a partnership with 16 of the world’s largest insurers—representing around 10% of world premium and USD 5 trillion in assets under management—to develop a new generation of risk assessment tools designed to enable the insurance industry to better understand the impacts of climate change on their business. This understanding is vital for an industry whose core business is to manage risk.
The world’s first global framework to finance a sustainable ocean economy was launched at the Our Ocean conference today. The Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles were developed by the European Commission, WWF, World Resources Institute (WRI), and the European Investment Bank (EIB). Started as a commitment by a dozen financial institutions and key stakeholders just […]
The latest report from the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative outlines an action plan for regulators wishing to support the Sustainable Development Goals. With 35 examples from 19 markets, the report provides a snapshot of what is happening around the world today. The regulators report was released during the SSE Global Dialogue, which was held during UNCTAD’s […]