UNEP FI launches paper on adaptation finance for the Global Commission on Adaptation

17 July, 2019, Geneva – A recent United Nations report estimated that it will take $140 to 300 billion to strengthen the resilience of societies and economies to climate change, and reduce the vulnerability of the planet’s natural resources. To accelerate adaptation action around the globe, the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) was launched in […]

The SDGs won’t be achieved without a holistic approach to impacts by business and finance.

The world’s governments will gather from 9 July for the High-Level Political Forum, an annual United Nations gathering to review progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. They will certainly, as they have in the past, flag the high costs of achieving the SDGs, re-iterate their aim to “leave no one behind”, and call on the […]

Sustainable Insurance Forum meeting

The Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF) is a global network of insurance supervisors and regulators working together to strengthen responses to sustainability challenges facing the insurance sector. Launched in December 2016, the SIF provides a platform for international collaboration among supervisors, facilitating knowledge sharing, dialogue, and uptake of policy innovations. This SIF is convened by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which serves as its Secretariat. 


Ms. Helen Huang Xiaoyi, MBA of Schulich Business School, York University, Canada. Ms. Huang used to be financial analyst of TD Securities Canada, CFO of Acthop Ltd. Hong Kong/Los Angeles. She joined Hwabao WP Fund since May 2003. Ms. Huang is General Manager of Hwabao WP Fund while holding concurrent post of Deputy President of […]

RI Europe

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.

Signatory CEO Statements

130 banks around the world have signed the Principles for Responsible Banking. Here you can find the complete list of Founding Signatories to the Principles for Responsible Banking.  Below are statements made by bank CEOs about becoming a Signatory: Francisco Botas, CEO, ABANCA“Corporate social responsibility is a strategic priority for ABANCA and our goal is […]

Canadian members meet in Toronto for launch of TCFD guidance for investors and to discuss latest developments in region

TD Bank Group hosted a meeting of UNEP Finance Initiative’s Canadian members in Toronto on 10th of May. The meeting was chaired by Nicole Vadori, Associate Vice President and Head of Environment, TD and attended by Eric Usher Head of UNEP FI. More than 30 representatives from members in Canada attended. Maz Moini, Chief Operating […]


Ms. Joyce Msuya was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) on 15 August 2018. Prior to joining UN Environment, Ms. Msuya served as Adviser to the World Bank Vice President, East Asia and Pacific Region in Washington, D.C. She brought to the position more than 20 years […]

UNEP FI Information Center on TCFD

Welcome to the UNEP FI Task Force for Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Information Center. UNEP FI is actively working with Banks, Investors, and Insurers through various pilot groups to co-develop methodologies and approaches in implementing the recommendations of the TCFD. On this page, you’ll find a collection of internal and external resources that will help you […]


Sami has extensive UN experience that covers a wide range of operations from high level management, administration and decision making, to corporate and partner relations, information and technology operations and programmatic management. He worked at UN New York Headquarters, as well as in the Hague, Beirut, Hamburg and Nairobi. A Lebanese-Canadian national, Sami earned his […]

A Legal Framework for Impact

A legal framework for the consideration of sustainability impact in investor decision-making Within the next decade, assessing and accounting for the sustainability impact of investment decision-making needs to be a core part of investment activity. Launched in January 2019, the new project, A Legal Framework for Impact, will support this transition. Investors have a fiduciary […]

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution. Through its four strategic business units — Canadian Personal and Small Business Banking, Canadian Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, U.S. Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, and Capital Markets — CIBC provides a full range of financial products and services to 11 million individual, small business, commercial, corporate […]

At COP24: Group of 415 investors call on world leaders to address climate change

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 […]


Throughout her insurance career, Barbara has held various roles including independent insurance broker, underwriting manager, community and shareholder relations liaison. She is currently responsible for sustainability leadership at a co-operative insurance and financial services group in Canada. She leads the enterprise-wide integration of the sustainability policy and strategy, and oversees production of the annual Sustainability […]

UNEP FI working with 16 global insurers to better understand risk & implement TCFD recommendations

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.


Anna is Vice President, Sustainability at Bentall Kennedy, one of the largest global real estate investment advisors with ~$47 billion of assets under management. She leads the Sustainability strategy across North America managing Environmental, Social and Governance risk to generate long-term value for clients. She holds a Master of Business Administration and a law degree. Anna […]


Ligia Noronha was appointed Director of UN Environment’s Economy Division in April 2014. Before joining UN Environment, Dr Noronha was Executive Director (Research Coordination) at TERI and Director of the Resources, Regulation and Global Security Division. She was Secretary, Asian Energy Institute – a network of Asian and non-Asian institutes, (2005-2011); Coordinator, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnerships […]


Jane Ambachtsheer is Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management, where she oversees the firm’s ambitious approach to sustainable investment. This is empowered by the firm’s Sustainability Centre, which undertakes innovative research and policy development, guides BNPP AM’s investment stewardship and industry engagement activities, and supports investment teams in accessing, integrating and reporting […]

Silva Facetti

Senator Silva is a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Paraguay and Representative of the BCP in the Money Laundering Prevention Secretariat (SEPRELAD) and a member of “AYALA BONZI & SILVA FACETTI” Law Firm. Also, he is elected National Senator for the periods of 2013/18 and 2018/23, representing the Radical […]