Just announced! UNEP FI’s next Global Roundtable will take place in Paris, December 2018

  18th October, 2017 During UNEP FI’s Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in Europe, Anne-Claire Roux, Director of Finance for Tomorrow and Philippe Zaouati, CEO at Mirova announced that the next UNEP FI Global Roundtable will take place in Paris in December 2018, reaffirming the city’s role as a hub for sustainable finance. Paris-based Finance for Tomorrow is […]

Blog: How a focus on investing in energy efficiency to achieve Paris Climate Agreement goals is transforming the Mexican energy sector

The Mexican economy has traditionally been strongly driven by revenues from fossil fuels. The Paris Climate Agreement and a realisation in Mexico that new and clean sources of energy and energy savings will reduce volatility and enable a more precitable domestic energy system have triggered a fundamental transformation of the Mexican energy sector, writes UNEP […]

Global insurers unite to cut financial lifeline to pirate fishing

06 October 2017 Leading insurers from around the world have committed to take action on pirate fishing, an unlawful practice that costs the global economy tens of billions of dollars in losses every year and contributes to overfishing and the destruction of vital marine habitats and ecosystems. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, AXA, Generali, Hanseatic […]

World’s Leading Financial Centres Promote Sustainable Finance: Find out more at UNEP FI’s Regional Roundtable on Sustainable Finance in Europe

05 October, 2017 During UNEP FI’s Europe Roundtable on October 17th, Nick Robins, Co-Director of the UN Environment Inquiry, along with Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova and chair of Paris’ Finance for Tomorrow Initiative, will discuss the “Casablanca statement on financial centres and sustainability”, a result of the first ever international meeting of financial centres […]

BBVA is 14th Leading Bank to Join UNEP FI TCFD Pilot Project

26 September 2017 We are pleased to announce that UNEP FI member, BBVA Group, is the latest to join UNEP FI’s first-mover project to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) along with thirteen other leading banks. In collaboration with the pilot project group, they will jointly pioneer practical approaches […]

Al Gore: Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century & the Sustainability Revolution

Former Vice President and Chairman of Generation Investment Management, Al Gore, introduces PRI, UNEP FI and The Generation Foundation’s Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century Programme, which seeks to update conceptions of fiduciary duty and in doing so create the conditions for a more sustainable global economy. The project finds that, far from being a […]

Presentation and launch of the Positive Impact Initiative, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 23 November 2017

23 November 2017 | Presentation and launch of the Positive Impact Initiative, Amsterdam

UNEP FI is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation and launch of its Positive Impact Initiative in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 23rd November 2017, which will be hosted by Dutch Central Bank De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), in partnership with the Dutch members of the Positive Impact Initiative: ABN AMRO, ING Bank and Triodos Bank.

United Nations and world’s microinsurance community unite to achieve sustainable development that leaves no one behind

31 August, 2017 An unprecedented global partnership has been forged to promote inclusive and sustainable insurance markets around the world and to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. UN Environment Finance Initiative’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative and the Microinsurance Network join forces to help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Microinsurance Network, the […]

New Report – Sustainable Insurance: The Emerging Agenda for Supervisors and Regulators

Key sustainability factors are now recognized as potentially significant for the success, safety and soundness of the insurance sector – inspiring reactions by supervisors and regulators. As a risk manager, risk carrier and investor, the global insurance sector plays a cornerstone role in the management of sustainability-related risks and opportunities. The risk transfer tools of […]

The sustainable insurance agenda for regulators and supervisors is emerging

Last June, the Bank of England, the central bank of the UK, released an article on its response to climate change, as part of its second quarter 2017 bulletin. Climate change, and society’s responses to it, present financial risks which impact upon the Bank of England’s objectives. The Bank’s response has two core elements. First, […]

Green Finance Is Flourishing According To Recent UNEP Inquiry Green Finance Progress Report

July 2014 The UN Environment Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (the Inquiry) released their Green Finance Progress Report highlighting some of the progress made on green finance internationally over the last twelve months. While not exhaustive, the Inquiry’s report “indicates that momentum is growing in mainstreaming green finance into the architecture and […]

Blog: Investing in Energy Efficiency gets a boost at G20 Hamburg summit

Energy efficiency has been sitting at the core of sustainability discussions within the G20 for several years, and has emerged as a key consensus area across the G20 countries. UNEP FI’s Martin Schoenberg provides his take on what the recent G20 summit means for energy efficiency investment going forward, and the role of the G20 Energy […]