Creative approaches needed to align private investments with SDG country plans and delivering on 2030 agenda

26 July 2018

New York, 18 July 2018 – The event “SDG Country Plans: A Roadmap to Private Investment”, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the United Nations Global Compact, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Permanent Missions of […]

Europe moves to put its sustainable finance strategy into law

4 June 2018

On May 24th the European Commission released its first legislative package under its Action Plan for Sustainable Finance, including proposals on a sustainable taxonomy and investor duties. The Commission aims to make the financial sector a powerful actor in fighting climate change and meeting the sustainable development goals by further aligning the industry with the […]

Blog: Creating an impactful taxonomy

5 April 2018

Sustainable finance is experiencing continued rapid growth. The European Commission’s recent proposal of a taxonomy as a common language for all actors in the financial system – one of several conclusions of its High-Level Expert Group – is an opportunity to establish useful guidance. In his blog, UNEP FI’s Head, Eric Usher welcomes the EC’s […]

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1 February 2018

These are exciting times for Positive Impact Finance. $5-7 trillion a year until 2030 are needed to realise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) worldwide. The greater part of the necessary financing and investment will need to stem from private finance. With the Positive Impact Initiative, we’re laying the groundwork for the emergence of an impact-based approach to […]

Positive Impact Initiative in the news: Review 2017

15 December 2017

As 2017 is coming to a close, we are providing an overview of the many interesting articles and publications which have been published by the press on the Launch of the Positive Impact Principles and its further developments.

Webinar: Finance mechanisms to achieve the SDGs

6 December 2017 | Webinar

Watch the recording of a webinar held on 6 December which addressed the issues of assessing needs, set processes developing innovative financial mechanisms and adapting existing instruments for funding the SDGs. It gathered several influential representatives from the finance community and the corporate sector to discuss the challenges of the financing the SDGs. The webinar was organised by Climate Action and Sustainable Investment Forum Europe and featured UNEP FI’s Careen Abb from the Positive Impact Initiative.

Presentation and Launch of the Positive Impact Initiative

29 November 2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

UNEP FI is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation and regional launch of its Positive Impact Initiative in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 29th November 2017, which will be hosted by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the oldest and largest stock exchange in Africa.

Presentation and launch of the Positive Impact Initiative

23 November 2017 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

Societe Generale’s Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance Conference

9 November 2017 | Paris, France

Societe Generale organised the Sustainable and Positive Impact Finance Conference in Paris on November 9th 2017, which gathered nearly 200 Corporates & Financial Institutions to discuss the stakes of inaction on climate change and the essential role of the private sector in this shift to sustainable development.

Tawreeq Holdings endorses the Positive Impact Manifesto and the Principles for Positive Impact Finance

12 September 2017

  UNEP FI is pleased to welcome the 23rd financial institution to join the Positive Impact Initiative. Tawreeq Holdings Limited, with subsidiaries in the UAE and Luxembourg, specializes in comprehensive Supply Chain Finance (SCF) solutions for Small and Medium-size Enterprises (SMEs) and their corporate clients across the MENA region. These solutions are made available through […]

Finance for Tomorrow and UNEP FI announce collaboration on promoting sustainable finance and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

28 July 2017

28 July 2017 The goal of UNEP FI’s Positive Impact Initiative is to drive the financing of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by working with stakeholders in the finance industry and beyond. Finance for Tomorrow is working towards the promotion of sustainable finance in France and abroad, already working with many of our members from […]

Positive Impact Initiative African Launch

6 July 2017 | Casablanca, Morocco

UNEP FI and Casablanca Finance City are pleased to anounce the regional launch of the Positive Impact initiative and the Principles for Positive Impact Finance, held in Casablanca on July 6th 2017.

Aviva endorses Positive Impact Manifesto and Principles for Positive Impact Finance

19 June 2017

UNEP FI is pleased to welcome the first insurance company and 22nd financial institution to join the Positive Impact Initiative. Aviva is the UK’s largest insurer with a long-standing tradition of engagement, including with global policy-makers, in relation to the challenge of financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “The SDGs have to become a defining element […]