UNEP FI has nearly 70 members and over 20 supporting institutions from the Asia Pacific.

This Asia Pacific section acts as a disseminator and promoter of UNEP FI’s work in the Asia-Pacific Region, in the form of training workshops, webinars, conferences and tools, etc., to promote the adoption of best sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations in the Asia-Pacific region. The webpage also serves to provide an Asian perspective to UNEP FI’s overall work program.

Within the Asia Pacific section, there are three country sub-pages:

  1. UNEP FI China
  2. UNEP FI Japan
  3. UNEP FI Korea

UNEP FI Members in the Asia Pacific

Country
Industry
Initiative

China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


Australia
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Banking


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Bank of New Zealand (BNZ)
(subsidiary member)

New Zealand
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


Malaysia
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Australia
Investment


China
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Malaysia
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


Singapore
Investment


Australia
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Investment


Japan
Investment


South Korea
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


Philippines
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


South Korea
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Mongolia
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Thailand
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Singapore
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


South Korea
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Hana Financial Investment
(subsidiary member)

South Korea
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


South Korea
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Bangladesh
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Banking

Blue Finance and Principles for Responsible Banking


South Korea
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


Australia
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


Australia
Investment


South Korea
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Thailand
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


South Korea
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


South Korea
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


South Korea
Investment


Japan
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Australia
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance


Myanmar
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Japan
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


Japan
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


Japan
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


Australia
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Japan
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


South Korea
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Nonghyup Life Insurance Co.,Ltd
(subsidiary member)

South Korea
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


South Korea
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


China (Hong Kong SAR)
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


China
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Australia
Insurance

Asset Owner Alliance and Principles for Sustainable Insurance


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


South Korea
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


South Korea
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


South Korea
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


South Korea
Insurance

Net Zero Insurance Alliance and Principles for Sustainable Insurance


Japan
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Japan
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


Japan
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


Japan
Banking

Net Zero Banking Alliance and Principles for Responsible Banking


Australia
Banking and Insurance

Principles for Responsible Banking and Principles for Sustainable Insurance


Australia
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


China (Hong Kong SAR)
Investment


Japan
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


Japan
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


Pakistan
Insurance

Principles for Sustainable Insurance


Australia
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


South Korea
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


India
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking


China
Banking

Principles for Responsible Banking

Contact

Yuki Yasui, Asia Pacific Regional Co-ordinator
asiapacific@unepfi.org

23 September 2021

Thailand flexes financial muscle to grapple with climate crisis

It is increasingly recognized that the finance and banking sectors can have a huge influence on the economy, through the way that they decide to invest in, and fund, businesses, and in Thailand, the UN is helping the government to raise awareness of the importance of sustainable finance.

9 July 2021

UNEP FI Regional Roundtable Asia Pacific 2021: Highlights

The UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Asia Pacific was held virtually from 1-3 June 2021, and welcomed 400+ participants and 30+ speakers to help define the role of banking, insurance and investment in shaping ambitious responsible strategies to proactively address the challenges and opportunities of a green recovery, whilst transitioning to a low-carbon, inclusive and…

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 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…

13 June 2019

UNEP FI Regional Roundtable Asia Pacific 2019: Highlights

UNEP FI’s second Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance for 2019 took place in Shanghai last week with more than 280 delegates and 75 speakers. On 5 and 6 June, the UNEP FI Regional Roundtable for Asia Pacific brought together the sustainable finance community to drive the take up of financing that will help achieve the…

3 June 2019 | Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Dialogue on Sustainable Finance

On the occasion of Japan’s presidency of the G20, UNEP FI co-convened the ‘Tokyo Dialogue on Sustainable Finance’ with Japan Climate Initiative (JCI) on 3rd of June at the International House of Japan in Tokyo. It was an invitation-only, full day conference aiming to provide a platform for a detailed discussion between the distinguished speakers…

25 April 2019

UNEP FI and IPEEC announce the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology

  Leading financial institutions and G20 policy-makers will meet to respond to the urgency of scaling up energy efficiency investment to address the world´s clean energy policy objectives at an official side-event to the Japanese presidency of the G20. The International Partnership on Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) and United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP…

28 March 2019 | Hanoi, Vietnam

Principles for Responsible Banking Consultation Workshop in Vietnam

State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and GIZ hosted a UNEP FI’s Principles for Responsible Banking Consultation Workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam. The workshop was chaired by Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Kim Anh, Deputy Governor of the SBV. Over 60 participants including representatives from 17 financial institutions attended. During the workshop, SBV also presented the results from the…

24 July 2018

Finance sector commits to working together to develop Sustainable Finance Roadmaps for Australia & New Zealand

Finance sector commits to working together to develop Sustainable Finance Roadmaps for Australia & New Zealand Finance sector organisations – including banking, insurance and investment industries, representing over 300 institutions with $10 trillion in assets – have today released a joint statement in support of a sustainable financial system for Australia and New Zealand.

30 April 2018

Blog: UNEP FI’s Margarita Pirovska discusses Investor duties and ESG integration in China

  Aligning investor duties with long-term sustainability goals is a prerequisite for balanced, inclusive and green economic development. This conclusion of the report on Investor Duties and ESG integration in China, co-authored by the PRI, UNEP FI, The Generation Foundation and the International Institute of Green Finance of Beijing, also marks the beginning of a new…

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27 September 2021 | Virtual event

Sustainable Thailand: Sustainable Investing, Sustainable Banking

Join this high-level roundtable on sustainable financing with the Government Pension Fund of Thailand and the Ministry of Finance. The event is aimed at institutional investors and banks and will discuss the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the UN’s Principles for Responsible Banking.

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…

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.

17 November 2020 | Webinar

Webinar: Managing impacts and developing positive impact finance products

Financial regulators and policy makers in South East Asia are increasingly turning to financial institutions to support their national sustainable development plans and the growing ESG investor community are expecting banks and businesses to contribute to societal goals such as the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement. But how does a bank know and show…

12 June 2020 | Webinar

Workshop on banking and human rights for ASEAN-region banks (By invitation only)

Join us on a virtual introductory workshop on banking and human rights issues for ASEAN banks. It will include an overview of human rights issues related to businesses in ASEAN and how this relates to banks under both hard and soft laws; how banks in the region are tackling human rights; and a live exercise to develop an ASEAN human rights risk heatmap with the help of experts. The workshop is side event of the UN Virtual Forum on Responsible Business and Human Rights, 9-12 June.

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The Climate Risk Landscape: Mapping Climate-related Financial Risk Assessment Methodologies

The Climate Risk Landscape: Mapping Climate-related Financial Risk Assessment Methodologies provides a summary of the key developments across third party climate risk assessment providers since May 2019, including new and updated scenarios, methodological tools, key guidelines, as well as an overview of the changing regulatory landscape and potential developments into 2021. This report covers both…

气候风险概览:气候风险评估方法综述

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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…

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