Highlights from UNEP FI’s Europe Regional Roundtable: A challenge from an architect of the Paris Agreement and major new members announced

  To celebrate UNEP FI’s 25th Anniversary, more than 200 UNEP FI members, supporting institutions, sustainable finance professionals and members of civil society gathered in Geneva recently at UNEP FI’s first roundtable tailored for the European sustainable finance community. A challenge was laid down to the banking industry by surprise speaker, Christiana Figueres, and we […]

Eric Usher on 25 Years Catalysing Change

“UNEP FI was able to show that financial institutions welcomed, indeed demanded action.” Head of UNEP FI Eric Usher As we celebrate UNEP FI’s 25th Anniversary, it is a time to both look back at what we have done, and then look forward to the challenges that remain. As many will know, the first climate discussions […]

Changing Finance and Financing Change

25 Years Changing Finance and Financing Change In 1992, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro a group of visionary leaders saw that transforming private finance would be key to achieving sustainable development. This marked the beginning of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), which recruited its first members in May […]