Together with AFD and IADB, UNEP FI took stock of standards, industry practice and barriers to address on sustainable finance and community engagement, with a focus on indigenous peoples’ rights and the implementation of the free, prior and informed consent principle. BNP Paribas (France), Citi (US), International Development Corporation (South Africa) and Financiera Nacional de […]
UNEP FI members and stakeholders discussed the current trends and expectations relating to financial institutions’ responsibility to respect human rights and their ability to address burning social issues at a series of regional dialogues on finance and human rights. These were organized as part of 2017 UNEP FI Roundtables for Sustainable Finance in Buenos Aires, […]
Building on ten years of efforts to advance the finance and human rights agenda with its members, UNEP FI is now strengthening its social issues approach to mainstream human rights across UNEP FI industry and thematic activities, enhance guidance for finance practitioners on human rights risks and enhance synergies with peer initiatives to maximize impact. […]
The online Guidance Tool on Human Rights for the Finance Sector is UNEP FI’s trusted tool to assist lenders in enhancing their understanding of human rights risks. In an effort to improve the user-friendliness of the tool, UNEP FI is inviting members and concerned parties to the Secretariat with feedback on user experience.
UNEP FI shares its report with takeaways from the 2016 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, which took place in Geneva on 14-16th November. The Forum tackled the role of finance with regard to human rights as one of its focus topics, under the global theme ‘Leadership and Leverage: Embedding human rights in the rules […]
Foley Hoag LLP and UNEP FI collaborated on a research paper offering a legal analysis of the current banking and human rights landscape. The paper provides an overview of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and explores their implications for the banking sector. It examines both hard law and soft law […]