Connecting Financial System and Sustainable Development: Market Leadership Paper

This paper examines how financial institutions are  individually and collectively driving change, across financial sectors and sustainability issues, and considers the life cycle of how leadership actions influence mainstreaming and transformation across the industry. Part 1 broadly scopes the achievements of market innovation in banking, investing and insurance in the last 12 months and their […]

Investment Portfolios in a Carbon Constrained World: PDC 2016 report

The second annual progress report from the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), provides an introduction to the coalition and an overview of the decarbonization approaches and strategies of its members. It reflects on the experiences of members, and offers suggestions on how governments, investors and the PDC can accelerate the process of portfolio decarbonization in ways […]

Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century: Australia, Brazil, Canada, UK and US Roadmaps

The PRI, The Generation Foundation and UNEP FI have launched a series of roadmaps as part of the Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century initiative. The publications are the culmination of extensive consultation with regulators, investors, policy makers and attorneys across the countries. They make a series of recommendations to enable the market-wide adoption of ESG integration. The recommendations address the following core […]

Guide to Banking and Sustainability – Edition 2

The Guide to Banking and Sustainability (“Guide”) is a high-level, functional overview of what a sustainable bank looks like from inside and to the outside. Who and what is it meant for? The Guide is first and foremost a tool for banking practitioners themselves. It is meant as an awareness-raising, integration and outreach tool for: […]

SSE 2016 Report on Progress.

With 59 exchanges partnering with the SSE initiative, over 70% of listed equity markets have made a public commitment to advancing sustainability in their market.

Fiduciary duty: Global statement on investor obligations and duties

UNEP FI and its partners PRI and The Generation Foundation launched the Statement as a way to address many of the misconceptions that still exist around investor duties and obligations. It points to weaknesses in international and national policy frameworks as a barrier for investors to take account of ESG issues in their investment processes, […]

PDC commitment document for asset managers

This is the form that asset managers need to complete and submit to UNEP Finance Initiative so as to join the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC). Link to the document.

PDC commitment document for asset owners

This is the form that asset owners need to complete and submit to UNEP Finance Initiative so as to join the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC). Link to the document.

A brochure introducing the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC)

This brochure provides and summarizes the nature of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), its objectives and rationale, the benefits that participating investors experience, and the group of asset owners and managers that to date have joined PDC by making a corresponding commitment. Link to the Brochure.

From disclosure to action: PDC annual report

The second annual progress report from the Porfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), provides an introduction to the coalition and an overview of the decarbonization approaches and strategies of its members. It reflects on the experiences of members, and offers suggestions on how governments, investors and the PDC can accelerate the process of portfolio decarbonization in ways […]