United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Finance Initiative

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"The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a unique global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the global financial sector.

UNEP FI works closely with nearly 200 financial institutions who are Signatories to the UNEP FI Statements, and a range of partner organizations to develop and promote linkages between sustainability and financial performance. Through peer-to-peer networks, research and training, UNEP FI carries out its mission to identify, promote, and realise the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations.


  • Research on the “business case” of internalizing environmental, social and government externalities
  • Guidelines and other implementation tools
  • Training and capacity building
  • Participation in environmental policy-making fora
  • International, national and regional seminars and conferences
  • Networking opportunities between Members and with stakeholders"

Climate Change Working Group (CCWG)

"The Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) of UNEP Finance Initiative seeks to raise awareness and communicate the problem of climate change to financial institutions, policymakers and the public at large. The overall mission of the CCWG is to:

Identify and communicate the role of the financial services sector and capital markets in the transition towards low-carbon and climate change resilient economies. Raise awareness of the global and regional challenges, risks and opportunities related to climate change for financial institutions themselves as well as their clients and investee companies. Formulate and communicate policy recommendations, particularly at the international level, conducive towards the mobilisation of private financial sector skills, funds and expertise into mitigation and adaptation activities. Provide private financial sector input to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process. Equip financial institutions with the capacity, tools and guidelines needed to systematically integrate climate change factors into operational and strategic decision making."


"*Allianz (Germany)

  • Access Bank (Nigeria)
  • Aviva (United Kingdom)
  • AXA (France)
  • Merrill Lynch Bank of America (United States of America)
  • Calvert (United States of America)
  • CarbonRe (France)
  • Chartis International (United States of America)
  • La Compagnie Benjamin de Rothschild (Switzerland)
  • Deutsche Bank (Germany)
  • Development Bank of Southern Africa (South Africa)
  • Ecobank (Ghana)
  • Fortis (Netherlands)
  • HSBC (United Kingdom)
  • IL&FS (India)
  • ING (Netherlands)
  • Japan Bank for International Cooperation (Japan)
  • KfW (Germany)
  • MunichRe (Germany)
  • Pax World Management (United States of America)
  • Societe Generale (France)
  • Standard Chartered (United Kingdom)
  • Sustainable Asset Management (SAM) (Switzerland)
  • SwissRe (Switzerland)
  • UBS (Switzerland)


  • Nick Robins, HSBC Holdings plc
  • Mark Fulton, Deutsche Bank


  • Dr. Andrew Dlugolecki, Andlug Consulting
  • Dr. Sascha Lafeld, First Climate Holding AG
  • Kirsty Hamilton, International Policy Consultant
  • Thomas Loster, Munich Re Foundation"


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