Partnership between United Nations Environment and the global financial sector to promote sustainable finance
UNEP FI in the News
18 July 2018
Responsible investing is widely understood as the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment processes and decision-making. ESG factors cover a wide spectrum of issues that traditionally are not part of financial analysis, yet may have financial relevance. This might include how corporations respond to climate change, how good they are with […]
UNEP FI Head, Eric Usher writes about how the Positive Impact Finance Initiative is working with financial institutions to close the Sustainable Development Goals’ funding gap by generating much-needed private sector finance in the UN Association UK (UNA-UK) publication “SDGs: Delivering Change”. Read the article.
Ahead of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe, Climate Action talked to Eric Usher, Head of UNEP Finance Initiative about the future of financial markets in the light of sustainability. Eric will deliver the opening remarks of the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe, taking place in Paris 13th of March. Read the interview here. Find out more […]
Can we insure our way to healthier oceans and ocean communities? Imagine a world where: Municipalities proactively restore wetlands and offshore reefs wherever possible to protect their citizens and infrastructure and lower their insurance premiums. Small-scale fishers receive insurance payouts immediately after devastating hurricanes so fisheries-dependent communities can start to recover. The risks of running […]
18 January 2018
Defying sceptics, the UNEP Finance Initiative has created positive impact on a global scale. UN Global Compact founding director and Arabesque chairman Georg Kell looks at what the UNEP FI has achieved in a quarter of a century.
The world has moved on since the triumph at Paris in 2015, when the world united around a pledge to limit global warming to less than two degrees Celsius, against a current trajectory of a four to five degree-rise by the end of the century. Meeting this target will require a restructuring of the global […]
UNEP FI, together with 11 of the world’s leading banks, launched a project to implement the recommendations set out by the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). This pilot project is a pioneer initiative to develop scenarios, models and metrics to enable scenario-based, forward-looking assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and […]