14 July 2010
“From small acorns great oak trees grow. Chiba Bank’s joining is an important step and we shall take that message to the Secretary General”, announced Paul Clements-Hunt The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) welcomed The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (Chiba Bank), the second largest regional bank in Japan in terms of assets, as our new member. The UNEP FI membership of Chiba Bank became official at a signing ceremony at Palais des Nations in Geneva, after Mr. Hidetoshi Sakuma, President of Chiba Bank, and Mr. Paul Clements-Hunt, Head of UNEP FI signed the ‘UNEP Statement by Financial Institutions on the Environment and Sustainable Development’, as a sign of future cooperation in the area of sustainable finance. “It is a great pleasure to attend this ceremony for this occasion, and I am very grateful for the support provided by UNEP FI”, said the President of Chiba Bank, Mr. Hidetoshi Sakuma. “Prior to the ceremony Mr Clements-Hunt provided, on two different occasions, seminars on the role of financial institutions in fostering a low-carbon society.”
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