Webinar: Rebuilding a sustainable and inclusive recovery

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 […]

Signatories share responses to COVID-19

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 in review: UNEP FI membership tops 300 as finance sector steps up on sustainable finance

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’s GRT 2018 Day 1: Four new game-changing initiatives & a major commitment made for an exciting first day

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 […]

Intact Financial Corporation

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 […]

Take part in the first-ever global survey on underwriting environmental, social and governance risks in insurance

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 […]

Governance changes: UNEP FI welcomes new committee members

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 […]

Investment Committee Election

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 […]

Frequently asked questions

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’s Insurance & Climate Risk

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.

G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit presented at Clean Energy Ministerial in China

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 […]

Regional Roundtables on Sustainable Finance: Join Us in Africa & Middle East and Asia Pacific

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.