As at September 2017, the Positive Impact initiative is made up of the following UNEP FI members: ABN Amro, Australian Ethical, Aviva, BNP Paribas, BMCE Bank of Africa, Caisse des Dépôts Group, Desjardins Group, First Rand, Hermes Investment Management, ING, Itaú Unibanco, Mirova, NAB, NedBank, Pax World, Piraeus Bank, SEB, Société Générale, Standard Bank, Tawreeq Holdings, Triodos Bank, Westpac and YES Bank.


Steering Group

The strategic direction and activities of the initiative are overseen by a Steering Group, currently made up the founding members of the initiative. These are:

  • Denis Childs, Head of Environmental and Social Advisory and Positive Impact Finance, Société Générale
  • Hervé Guez, Head of SRI Research, Mirova
  • Leonie Schreve, Head of Sustainable Lending, ING
  • James Vaccaro, Head of Corporate Strategy, Triodos Bank

The Steering Group is supported by the following members of the UNEP FI Secretariat: Careen Abb, Elodie Feller and Elisa Vacherand.

How to become involved

Participation in the Positive Impact initiative is open to all UNEP FI members that are actively seeking to understand and promote the positive impact of their portfolios on the economy, society and the environment via dedicated strategies, frameworks and business activities.

Non UNEP FI members, including all relevant stakeholders such as auditors, extra-financial raters and research providers, raters, corporates, public entities, NGOs, and academic institutions, can also become actively involved in the Initiative, as supporters.

Both member and supporter status imply a public endorsement of the Positive Impact Manifesto and the Principles for Positive Impact Finance.


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September 2017