Our sustainable finance tools and training services are part of our effort to fulfil the mission of UNEP FI to “identify, promote, and realise the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations”.

These services aim to raise awareness and to build capacity in sustainable finance amongst UNEP FI Signatories and other financial institutions, as well as relevant stakeholders in governments, NGOs and academia, especially in developing countries and emerging markets.

Climate Finance Capacity Building under the SDG-Climate Facility Project

UNEP FI is responsible for a number of activities under the SDG-Climate Facility Project that aim to scale up climate finance and partnerships in the Arab region. Among these activities are a number of workshops including:

Focused Climate Risks and TCFD Workshops for Banks in Egypt under the SDG-Climate Facility Project

UNEP FI and the Egyptian Banking Institute (EBI) have partnered to deliver a series of workshops on climate risks, opportunities, and disclosures focusing on the Egyptian Banking industry. They provide banks with a better understanding of physical and transition risks as well as climate risk methodologies and tools to strengthen the banks’ resilience to adverse climate-related impacts and help implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The workshop sessions were held on the 8th, 10th, 15th, and 17th of March 2021.

Please find the sessions material below:

Focused Climate Risks and TCFD Workshops for Banks in Tunisia under the SDG-Climate Facility Project

UNEP FI, the Union of Arab Banks (UAB), and the Tunisian Professional Association for Banks and Financial Institutions (APTBEF)have partnered to deliver a series of workshops on climate risks, opportunities, and disclosures focusing on the Tunisian Banking industry. They provide banks with a better understanding of physical and transition risks as well as climate risk methodologies and tools to strengthen the banks’ resilience to adverse climate-related impacts and help implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. The workshop sessions were held on the 22nd, 24th, 29th and 31st of March 2021.

Please find the sessions material below:

UNEP FI Training Programs

UNEP FI has a range of training offerings, both online and in a workshop format, covering the following themes:

Principles for Responsible Banking

The Principles for Responsible Banking provide the framework for a sustainable banking system, and help the industry to demonstrate how it makes a positive contribution to society. They are accelerating the banking industry’s contribution to achieving society’s goals as expressed in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Tools and Guidelines

Recommendations of the FSB’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

UNEP FI, together with 16 of the world’s leading banks, set out on a year-long project to pioneer and further develop transition and physical assessment models and metrics to enable scenario-based, forward-looking assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities.

The contributions of the pilot have better equipped participating banks and the banking industry at large to implement the recommendations of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Tools and Guidelines