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The highly anticipated Principles for Responsible Banking will be officially launched at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City on 22 September 2019 during the UN General Assembly.

The hosting of the launch event for the Principles for Responsible Banking during this important global event is not by chance.

At the 22 September launch, your bank will be committing to adhering to the Principles and with that to aligning its business with the Sustainable Development Goals and contributing to tackling humanity’s greatest challenges, such as climate change and inequality.

Official Global Launch: Principles for Responsible Banking 

When: 22 September, 11am to 2pm (Participants must arrive before 9:30am for UN security clearance).

Where: United Nations Headquarters, New York City, NY

Part I: Official high-level signing by bank CEOs of the Principles for Responsible Banking

When: Sunday, 22 September 2019, 11.00am to 12:30am

Where: United Nations Headquarters, 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, USA (Room to be confirmed closer to the date).

Who: The event is expected to include the high-level participation of:

  • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
  • United Nations Environment Executive Director Inger Andersen
  • Banking industry chief executive officers and board members representing 30+ banks from around the globe — with 100+ signing signing on this day worldwide.

What: The pinnacle of this high-level event will be the signing by CEOs of their bank’s commitment to the Principles for Responsible Banking.

Part II: CEOs Networking Lunch on Sustainable Development hosted by UN Environment Executive Director

When: Immediately following the official launch — Sunday, 22 September 2019, 12.30pm to 2.00pm

Where: Prominent venue near UN Headquarters (more information to follow)

What: This high-level networking luncheon – for CEO and board-level bank executives only – will offer a valuable opportunity to connect with other bank executives and UN Environment experts, including the newly appointed Executive Director, Inger Andersen – in an informal setting, where ideas can incubate and relationships can be forged.

Banking Industry Public Event: “Driving Change, Realizing Impacts: Implementing the Principles for Responsible Banking”

When: Monday, 23 September 2019, 10am to 1pm

Where: BNP Paribas, The Equitable Tower, 787 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

Who: The event is slated to include the high-level participation of:

  • United Nations Environment Executive Director Inger Andersen
  • BNP Paribas Chief Executive Officer Jean-Laurent Bonnafé
  • Eric Usher, UN Environment Finance Initiative Head
  • Banking Industry Chief Executive Officers and board members representing an expected 30+ banks from across the globe.

What: This event will bring together banking sector leaders, global thought leaders together with environmental and development experts to explore the implementation and impact potential of the Principles for Responsible Banking.

Next steps:

In order to participate in these valuable opportunities, you should:

  • Endorse the Principles for Responsible Banking, if your bank has not already done so. This endorsement shows your support for and intent to sign the Principles in advance of their launch. You can easily do so here.
  • Confirm your CEO’s participation in the 22 September 2019 official launch event and the 23 September Industry Event in New York City by latest 15 June. Please email us today, and provide contact information for your CEO’s logistics focal point.
  • Secure a speaking opportunity for your CEO at the banking industry event on 23 September. Please email us today to confirm.

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