Human Rights Guidance Tool for the Financial Sector
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UNEP FI is a strategic partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and signatories of the Finance Institutions Initiative and the Insurance Industry Initiative (altogether hereafter referred to as 'UNEP FI').

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December 2014     United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative