UNEP FI has established a network of Regional Working Groups to support activities with financial institutions and supporting organisations around the world. Regional UNEP FI co-ordinators with a regional focus provide an opportunity for Signatories to interact and share knowledge and good practice with other members in the region, as well as with Signatories globally.

This provides a regional network and hub for innovation and expertise, as well as UNEP FI training, activities and events.

UNEP FI Regional Co-ordinators organise calls and meetings, share the initiative’s latest international research and tools, undertake surveys to understand local needs and sustainable finance agendas, engage members in projects, share good practice, establish networks across public and private sector stakeholders and facilitate Regional Roundtables.


Contact

Liesel van Ast
UNEP FI Signatory Relations Manager
regions [at] unepfi.org

2-4 March 2021 | Webinar

Integrating Human Rights into Risk Management: With Thai Govt Pension Fund and Thai Stock Exchange

For investors (institutional investors and asset managers), banks, financial regulators, other financial industry actors, and corporates in Thailand and in the region. The session guides participants in developing their understanding of what is human rights, what are some of the infringements seen in business activities in Thailand and internationally, and what are the best practices by investors and banks to protect human rights.

27 April 2021 | Webinar

Foro permanente FEF de Finanzas Sostenibles/Forum on Sustainable Finance

UNEP FI collaborated through the chapter "Necessary skills to change finance and finance change" in the report "The role of finance in a sustainable economy" undertaken by the Spanish Institute of Financial Analysts / Financial Studies Foundation. The online presentation of the study will be on April 27th at 16h CET.

26 January 2021

26 banks test the application of the EU Taxonomy to core banking products

UNEP FI and the European Banking Federation (EBF) have launched a unique report assessing the extent to which the EU Taxonomy on Sustainable Activities could be applied to core banking products for labelling or disclosure purposes. This report is the result of a project with 26 major banks, seven banking associations and five observing organisations…

20 January 2021

New report sheds light on sustainable financing in Arab region and provides policy recommendations

A new report provides the first in-depth analysis of  sustainable finance practices in a part of the world most vulnerable to the effects of climate change: the Arab region. Issues such as water scarcity, rising sea levels, drought, land degradation and desertification will have serious repercussions for food, energy and water security in this area. Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals – in particular those that help deal with the interlinked water-energy-food challenges – will be key to build resilient, fairer economies.

1 October 2020

European Commission appoints Platform on Sustainable Finance, includes UNEP FI

The European Commission published today the list of members of the Platform on Sustainable Finance, which includes UNEP FI. The Platform brings together experts from civil society organizations, academia, and the business and finance sector to develop sustainable finance policies and tools to tackle the urgency of the sustainability transition. For the next 2 years the…

27 February 2020

UNEP FI members recognised at ESG Finance Awards Japan 2019

Under the leadership of the Environment Minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan in 2019 established the “ESG Finance Awards Japan” to salute private sector initiatives aiming to create outstanding impacts on the environment and society. The Ministry has a long track record of being a strong advocate for ESG finance and…

6 December 2019

Canadian Members of UNEP FI Sign Statement of Support to the Final Report of the Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance

Several Canadian members of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative support the final recommendations of Canada’s Expert Panel on Sustainable Finance – Mobilizing Finance for Sustainable Growth. A statement that affirms financial institutions commitment to support the transition to a sustainable economy. The membership-led effort convened twelve organizations to affirm their commitment to mobilize…

21 June - 19 July 2021 | Webinar Series

Practical Briefings on the EU Taxonomy

The EU Platform on Sustainable Finance presents the Practical Briefings on the EU Taxonomy. UNEP FI is happy to co-host this series of webinars examining the role of the Taxonomy, its implications for financial institutions and the future steps.

23 June 2021 | Virtual Event

中国低碳转型与气候信息披露研讨会 Workshop on Decarbonization and Climate Disclosure in China

English description available after the Chinese description 2021年6月23日 | 北京时间16:00-18:00  UNEP FI、中国金融学会绿色金融专业委员会、PRI和中国责任投资论坛(China SIF)将举办研讨会,探讨中国低碳转型和快速发展的气候相关金融风险披露。对金融行业利益相关方和全球监管方来说,这些披露越来越重要。随着对当前和未来气候风险的关注,气候相关财务信息披露工作组(TCFD)的指导已成为讨论和披露这些风险的重要框架。 本次研讨会将涵盖TCFD披露的良好做法,并探讨国际金融机构如何开展这些披露。此外,参会者还将了解有关低碳转型的净零/碳中和目标设定。利用央行绿色金融网络(NGFS)的参考情景(scenarios),参会者将探讨这些情景对中国的低碳转型之路意味着什么。 欢迎报名并参与我们的讨论。 报名链接 语言:英文/中文(提供同声传译) 议程(北京时间) 16:00  欢迎致辞              Eric Usher, UNEP FI负责人 16:10  国际银行业气候信息披露实践             主持人:David Carlin, UNEP FI TCFD项目负责人 16:50  了解净零银行              Sarah Kemmitt, UNEP FI…

22 June - 10 December 2021 | Virtual Events

UNEP FI Regional Roundtables on Sustainable Finance 2021

UNEP FI will host its third round of Regional Roundtables on Sustainable Finance in 2021 virtually 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.

2-4 March 2021 | Webinar

Integrating Human Rights into Risk Management: With Thai Govt Pension Fund and Thai Stock Exchange

For investors (institutional investors and asset managers), banks, financial regulators, other financial industry actors, and corporates in Thailand and in the region. The session guides participants in developing their understanding of what is human rights, what are some of the infringements seen in business activities in Thailand and internationally, and what are the best practices by investors and banks to protect human rights.

1-3 June 2021 | Virtual Event

Regional Roundtable Asia Pacific 2021

UNEP FI is hosting its Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance for Asia Pacific as a virtual event on 1–3 June 2021, with the support of DB Insurance and RepRisk.

26 March - 1 October 2021 | Online

Integrating climate-related financial risks in the Eastern Caribbean

The United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the French Development Agency (AFD), Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will deliver a series of  Online Training Workshop on “Integrating climate-related financial risks” aimed at the Eastern Caribbean region from March to October. The training will be conducted in English through a series of webinars.

25 March - 31 May 2021 | Webinar

Series of webinars on Climate Change and the Financial System in Chile

The Ministry of Finance, through the Green Finance Board of Chile, is organizing a series of webinars on Climate Policy in Chile and potential effects for the financial system from March to May 2021. The first webinar will be held on Thursday March 11 at 10:30 am.

13-22 April 2021 | Online

Sustainable Investment Forum Europe 2021

UNEP FI is partnering with Climate Action for the 4th annual Sustainable Investment Forum Europe which returns in April 2021 as a 4-part digital event series across 2 weeks.

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Promoting Sustainable Finance and Climate Finance in the Arab Region

This report analyses the climate change related risks countries in the Arab region are facing such as water scarcity, rising sea levels, drought, land degradation and desertification. It sheds light on the existing strategies and policies on climate adaptation and mitigation in the region, and emphasizes the importance of sustainable finance resources in transitioning to…

Cómo los bancos incorporan el cambio climático en su gestión de riesgos

This report aims to present the survey results of “How the Banks of Latin America and the Caribbean (in Spanish, ALC) incorporate climate change in their risk management,” which aligns with the first global initiative exploring what regional banks are doing to integrate dimensions of climate change in their strategy and management.

ESG data in China: recommendations for primary ESG indicators

    A new joint report by UNEP FI, PRI and SynTao Green Finance, launched in Shanghai on June 5, 2019, provides recommendations for China’s ESG disclosure framework, prepared by its financial regulators. This report is a follow-up from the Investor Duties and ESG Integration in China, and part of the Fiduciary Duty in the…

A Journey towards a sustainable financial system: Luxembourg Sustainable Finance Roadmap

The aim of this Roadmap is to set a vision and lay the groundwork to establish a comprehensive and far-reaching sustainable finance strategy contributing to the Agenda 2030 and towards the objectives of the Paris Agreement. This Roadmap is ambitious in terms of Luxembourg’s contributions to sustainable development and climate action, it is forward looking…

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – Untangling Stakeholders for Broader Impact: ERISA Plans and ESG Incorporation

In September 2018, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and The Generation Foundation in collaboration with Godeke Consulting released Untangling Stakeholders for Broader Impact: ERISA Plans and ESG Incorporation. This report explores the United States private sector retirement market that is regulated through the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of…

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – Ireland Roadmap

In June 2018, United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and The Generation Foundation in collaboration with SIF Ireland, Ireland’s Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum, released the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century Ireland Roadmap. The report provides clear recommendations on policy and market changes required to achieve full ESG integration into…

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – Germany Roadmap

The PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation have published the Germany Roadmap which builds on the report Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century. Many industry experts involved in this study indicated that ESG integration in Germany is on average less advanced than in neighbouring France, the Netherlands, the UK and Scandinavia. Despite this, momentum…

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century – South Africa Roadmap

The PRI, The Generation Foundation and UNEP FI have launched a series of roadmaps as part of the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century initiative. The publications are the culmination of extensive consultation with regulators, investors, policy makers and attorneys across the countries. They make a series of recommendations to enable the market-wide adoption of…