Environmental employee engagement in financial institutions revisited in survey with UNEP FI members in North America
Covid-19 pandemic tragically impacted lives and livelihood. The focus for the sustainable financial community was on mitigating the immediate impact and helping communities face this unprecedented threat and economic disruption. As we shift our attention to the recovery and revitalizing the economy, the effort is focused on ”building back better” and taking the opportunity of […]
UNEP Finance Initiative is providing a platform for banks to exchange experiences and ideas as they take action to support society and businesses in this unprecedented crisis. To help support their customers and in turn communities in the most effective ways, UNEP Finance Initiative’s coalition of over 220 banks from over 60 countries has been […]
2019 was a year of stellar achievement for UNEP FI and its members. In October, shortly after successful launches at the UN General Assembly in New York, our membership reached a tally of 300 banks, insurers and investors from around the globe. This review of the year provides highlights and we would like to use this opportunity to thank our members, supporting institutions and sponsors for their dedication to promoting sustainable finance and ensuring a more resilient, low-carbon future for all.
Stephen Nolan is the Managing Director of the UN Environment convened Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) global network. With a membership base covering Europe, the Gulf, Africa, Asia and North America, the objective of the network is to exchange experience and take common action on shared priorities to accelerate the rapid global growth of green […]
UNEP FI is hosting its 2nd series of Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community to come together locally to discuss the latest trends and innovations, and share good practice.
More than 500 delegates at the first day of UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI)’s Global Roundtable 2018 saw the launches of four major initiatives that will help mobilize the financing of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agenda. The first day of the event—part of three days aimed at scaling up […]
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 […]
Partner organizations launch first-of-its-kind global agenda, to demonstrate and accelerate investor-led action critical to achieving goals of the Paris Agreement
Intact Financial Corporation (TSX: IFC) is the largest provider of property and casualty (P&C) insurance in Canada and a leading provider of specialty insurance in North America, with close to $10 billion in total annual premiums. The Company has over 13,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than five million personal, business, public sector […]
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues—also known as sustainability issues—pose a shared risk to insurers, communities, businesses, cities, governments and society at large, providing a strong incentive for innovation and collaboration. Examples of ESG issues include natural disasters, pollution, carbon emissions, degradation of natural resources, illegal fishing and logging, child and forced labour, negative impacts […]
Elections have been held recently for positions in the Global Steering Committee (GSC) as well as across the three industries: Banking, Principles for Sustainable Insurance (PSI), and Investment Committees. We are excited to announce the results of the elections: Global Steering Committee Europe, Banking – Antoni Ballabriga, BBVA Africa & Middle East, Banking – Musa […]
Online Voting Form 2017 Investment Committee Election This Voting Form is to be used by signatory members to submit their vote for each of the contested Investment Committee positions. Please submit this voting form by 17.00 (CET) 5 December 2017
2018 Global Steering Committee Election (29 October to 09 November 2018) Please submit this voting form here by 17.00 (CET) 09 November 2018 Each member institution will have one vote for each position. The candidate with the most votes will take the position. For positions that have received only one self-nomination, self-nominees will be appointed […]
Over the years, UNEP FI’s Global Roundtable has become the key global agenda-setting event on sustainable finance, bringing together hundreds of leaders from all parts of the financial system as well as from civil society, academia, government and the United Nations.
1. How were the Principles developed? The initiative to develop the Principles started after UNEP FI conducted a series of research studies from 2006 to 2009. The research focused on risks and opportunities in the insurance business associated with ESG issues.1 The development of the Principles was overseen and managed by UNEP FI insurance industry […]
Environmental Finance and InsuranceERM are delighted to announce their inaugural Insurance & Climate Risk conference, taking place in London on 15 November.
Climate change and become one of society’s prime long-term issues and the insurance sector is now responding. Traditionally focused on weather and the short-term insurance cycle there is now the realization that on both the asset and the liability side, insurance companies are exposed.
Environmental Finance, in association with the City of London Corporation and Green Finance Initiative, will hold their inaugural Green Equities conference on 14 September 2017 at the Guildhall in London.
Attend this summit to hear the latest trends and learn about the drivers set to shape green equity investments.
The 8th Clean Energy Ministerial in China saw the Asian launch of the G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit to a packed audience of policy-makers, cleantech entrepreneurs, investors and financiers. The Clean Energy Ministerials are senior-level meetings dedicated to accelerating the global clean energy transition. The Asian launch was was organised by the G20 Energy Efficiency Finance Task […]
UNEP FI is establishing Regional Roundtables to provide an opportunity for members and actors in the sustainable finance community to come together locally to discuss the latest trends and innovations, and share good practice. 2017 marks UNEP FI’s 25th anniversary, and in this landmark year, our first ever Regional Roundtables will be the focus of our celebrations.