UNEP FI works with members and partners to embed social and human rights into mainstream finance. The Social and Human Rights team supports the work of UNEP FI by ensuring alignment with the three core values of the United Nations — human rights, inclusion, and gender equality.

Key to ensuring social considerations are properly incorporated into the sustainability agenda, financial institutions also play an important role in financing companies and projects that improve financial health and inclusion, promote decent work, and contribute to a just transition that leaves no one behind.

Financial institutions can contribute to the long-term promotion of human rights and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by aligning policies and practices with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), integrating social and human rights considerations into their target setting, and implementing due diligence processes to identify, avoid, mitigate, and remediate social and human rights risks in their portfolios.

Have a look at our Social and Human Rights Strategy to learn more and discover how we are helping UNEP FI members meet their social and human rights commitments.