Supporting institutions

While UNEP FI membership is restricted to financial institutions, a Supporter status is available to other players within the financial system who have a key role in delivering sustainable finance, and who wish to work with UNEP FI to pursue this agenda. Africa and Middle EastAfrica College of Insurance and Social Protection (ACISP) (Tanzania)African Institute of…

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency presents an enormous potential to mitigate climate change while contributing to sustainable development and resource efficiency. According to the International Energy Agency, energy efficiency accounts for 49% of the measures needed to stay in line with a 2°C degrees scenario globally (and 56 % in G20 countries). It also generates multiple benefits including…

World’s leading institutional investors managing USD 24 trillion call for carbon pricing, ambitious global climate deal

Today, more than 340 global institutional investors representing over USD 24 trillion in assets issued a Global Statement calling on government leaders to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps redirect investment commensurate with the scale of the climate change challenge. The Statement was coordinated by UNEP FI in collaboration with Principles…

Assessing the Value of Sustainability Indices and Disclosure Initiatives

2 October 2008 | Boston USA The North American Taskforce´s 2008 workshop was held at State Street Corporation Headquarters in Boston, attracting over 60 participants. Discussions centered on disclosure of environmental, social and governance issues. The highly interactive event aimed at discussing why non-financial disclosure matters, what the drivers for disclosure are, to which different…

Latin American Task Force Training Event Colombia

9-10 March 2005| Bogotá, Colombia The Colombian financial sector displayed strong interest in the UNEP FI Latin American Task Force‘s (LATF) first training event on environmental and social aspects of credit risk. An executive breakfast, held on March 9, raised awareness of strategic choices related to environmental and social issues at the senior management level.…

UNEP FI Renewable Energy Finance Workshop

,27 September, 2004 | Budapest, Hungary The UNEP FI Renewable Energy Finance Workshop, held in collaboration with the Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative (SEFI), attracted more than 90 participants from the international and local financial sector, NGOs, project developers and governmental agencies. The large number of participants and the vibrant discussions showed that renewable energy and…

Implementing Responsible Investment: A United Nations Investor Roundtable

,A United Nations Investor Roundtable 16 June 2004 | Paris, France On 16 June 2004, the UNEP FI Asset Management Working Group held an Investor Roundtable ‘Implementing Responsible Investment’ in Paris, hosted by Groupama Asset Management. The 40 participants included pension funds from across Europe, consultants, analysts and representatives from the member firms of the…