UNEP FI carries out its activities in North America through the North American Working Group in Canada and the United States. The Group is working to incorporate the principles of sustainable development as normal business practice and to provide leadership in the North American financial sector. Specific goals include:

  • To create a forum for North American Signatories to the UNEP FI Statements to exchange ideas and best practice in the area of finance and sustainability;
  • To explore and raise awareness on specific environmental and social issues, such as climate change, and its impact on the North American financial sector;
  • To identify and disseminate risks and opportunities related to social and environmental issues for the financial services industry in North America.

Activities

  •   – recommendations are to be given to the federal government by the fall of 2018
  • Mississippi River is fostering anbetween US mayors and insurance industry leaders
  • was launched in DC on Friday 20th April
  • was launched in HK on Monday 23rd April – we will organise a follow up regional North America launch event later this year
  • TCFD Banking Pilot Launch and Bloomberg Event – our TCFD report was launched globally on Thursday 26th April, with a regional North America “soft launch” at Bloomberg’s TCFD event on May 1st, which was very well attended by the FI community. Val Smith, Global Head Corporate Sustainability at Citi, showcased the report at her panel on stage and it was also mentioned several times during the day

Members

Financial institutions based in North America which are UNEP FI Signatories

Calendar

Dates Events Locations
14 June New York; Thomson Reuters
19-22 June Montreal
9-18 July New York; UNHQ
17 July New York; UNHQ
19 July Webinar (TBC) Webinar
12-14th Sept San Francisco
12-14th Sept San Francisco
24 September New York; UNHQ
26 September New York
25 or 27 September Regional North America members face-to face meeting New York, venue TBC
26-28 November Global Roundtable Paris

Contact

Marie Morice
Network Coordinator for North America 
[email protected]

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