UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI)

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Name of initiative UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://www.unepfi.org
Related initiatives
Starting year 2003
End year
Secretariat UNEP Finance Initiative, International Environment House, Office D-512, 15 chemin des Anémones, CH-1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland, e-mail: info@unepfi.org
Organisational structure
Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation UNEP Finance Initiative
Type of lead organisation International organisation
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Switzerland


Description Established partnership between UNEP and 200+ financial institution members to promote SD principles at all levels of financial institution operations.
Objectives General statement of intent its members to follow SD principles. Climate working group with clear mission but no clear commitments or targets.
Activities - Capacity building and the sharing of best practices;

- Pioneering research and tools; - Setting global standards and principles; - Engaging stakeholders, both public and private; - Facilitating the networking of members and stakeholders through

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Funding, Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Fundraising, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Knowledge production and innovation, Policy planning and recommendations
Comments on indicators and goals
How will goals be achieved
Have you changed or strenghtened your goals
Progress towards the goals
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
Available reporting


Participants Number Names
Members 250  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 250 ABN AMRO BANK (Netherlands),  ABSA Group (South Africa),  Access Bank (Nigeria),  Achmea (Netherlands),  Addenda Capital (Canada),  AEGON N.V. (Netherlands),  African Risk Capacity Insurance Company (South Africa),  AGROASEMEX (Mexico),  Allianz SE (Germany),  Alpha Bank (Greece),  Amalgamated Bank (USA),  American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company (Cyprus),  AMERRA Capital Management (USA),  Amgeneral Insurance Berhad (Malaysia),  Amundi Asset Management (France),  Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik (Turkey),  Aon (United Kingdom),  Aquila Holding (Germany),  Arab African International Bank (Egypt),  Arion Bank (Iceland),  ASN Bank (Netherlands),  ASR Nederland (Netherlands),  Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (Australia),  Australian Ethical Investment (Australia),  Aviva (United Kingdom),  AXA – Group Management Services (France),  Banca Commerciala Romana (Romania),  Banco Bradesco (Brazil),  Banco Continental (Paraguay),  Banco de Desarrollo del Ecuador (Ecuador),  Banco de Fomento Agropecuario (El Salvador),  Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires (Argentina),  Banco de la Produccion S.A Produbanco (Ecuador),  Banco General (Panama),  Banco Guayaquil (Ecuador),  Banco Hipotecario (El Salvador),  Banco Itaú Holding Financeira (Brazil),  Banco Mercantil del Norte (Mexico),  Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior S.N.C. – Bancomext (Mexico),  Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (Brazil),  Banco Nacional de Fomento (Paraguay),  Banco Pichincha (Ecuador),  Banco Santander (Spain),  Bancolombia (Colombia),  BANCOMPARTIR (Colombia),  Banesco (Panama),  Bank Julius Baer & Co. (Switzerland),  Bank of Huzhou (China),  Bank of Taizhou (China),  Bankia S.A. (Spain),  Banque Marocaine du Commerce Exetrieur (Morocco),  Barclays Group (United Kingdom),  Bayern LB (Germany),  BBVA Group (Spain),  BentallGreenOak (Canada),  Blue Oceans Capital (Australia),  BMO Financial Group (Canada),  BNP Paribas (France),  BRASILCAP CAPITALIZAÇÃO (Brazil),  Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Canada),  Caisse des Dépôts (France),  Caixa Geral de Depositos (Portugal),  Caixa Seguradora (Brazil),  Caixabank (Spain),  Calvert Research and Management (USA),  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Canada),  CDG Capital (Morocco),  China Development Bank (China),  China Merchants Bank CO. (China),  CIBanco (Mexico),  CIMB Group Holdings Berhad (Malaysia),  Citigroup (USA),  City Developments (Singapore),  Commercial Bank of Africa (Kenya),  Commercial International Bank (Egypt),  Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Australia),  Companhia de Seguros Aliança do Brasil (Brazil),  Concordia oeco Lebensversicherungs-AG (Germany),  CONTINENTAL REINSURANCE PLC (Nigeria),  Corporación Andina de Fomento - CAF (Venezuela),  Corporacion Financiera de Desarrollo (Peru),  Corporacion Financiera Nacional (Ecuador),  Crèdit Andorrà (Andorra),  Credit Suisse (Switzerland),  CreditEase (China),  Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (Croatia),  Custodian and Allied plc (Nigeria),  Daiwa Securities Group (Japan),  Danske Bank A/S (Denmark),  DB Insurance (South Korea),  Desjardins Group (Canada),  Deutsche Bank (Germany),  Development Bank of Japan (Japan),  Development Bank of the Philippines (Philippines),  DGB Financial Group (South Korea),  DNB ASA (Norway),  Earth Capital Partners (United Kingdom),  Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (Togo),  Edmond de Rothschild - Suisse (Switzerland),  Eurobank Bulgaria (Bulgaria),  Eurobank EFG ad Beograd (Serbia),  EUROBANK ERGASIAS (Greece),  European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD (Unite Kingdom),  FATUM Schadeverzekering (Suriname),  Fidelity Bank (Nigeria),  Finance in Motion (Germany),  Findeter (Colombia),  FirstRand Group (South Africa),  French Public Pension Fund (France),  Fundacion Social (Colombia),  FWU Life Insurance Lux (Luxembourg),  Garanti Bank (Turkey),  Generali Group – Assicurazioni Generalil (Italy),  Global Bank Corporation (Panama),  GOLOMT BANK (Mongolia),  Great Eastern Holdings (Singapore),  Grupo Financiero Banamex (Mexico),  Grupo Segurador Banco do Brasil e Mapfre (Brazil),  Guaranty Trust Bank (Nigeria),  Hana Financial Group (South Korea),  Helvetia (Switzerland),  Hermes Investment Management (United Kingdom),  HSBC Holdings Insurance (United Kingdom),  HSBC Holdings (United Kingdom),  HSH Nordbank (Germany),  Hyundai Marine and Fire Insurance Co. (South Korea),  ICEA LION GENERAL INSURANCE COMPANY (Kenya),  ICEA LION LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY (Kenya),  IDLC Finance (Bangladesh),  Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (China),  Industrial Bank Co. (China),  Industrial Development Corporation (South Africa),  Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (India),  ING (Netherlands),  Insurance Australia Group (Australia),  Intact Financial Corporation (Canada),  Interamerican Hellenic Life Insurance Company (Greece),  Intesa Sanpaolo (Italy),  Itau Seguros (Brazil),  Japan Real Estate Asset Management Co. (Japan),  KB Financial Group (South Korea),  KBC Group (Belgium),  KCB (Kenya),  KfW Bankengruppe (Germany),  Kommunal Landspensjonskasse gjensidig forsikringsselskap (Norway),  La Banque Postale (France),  La Française Group (France),  Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (South Africa),  Land Bank of the Philippines (Philippines),  Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (Germany),  Landeskreditbank Baden-Wuerttemberg – Foerderbank (Germany),  Landsbankinn (Iceland),  Länsförsäkringar Sak Försäkringsaktiebolag (Sweden),  LaSalle Investment Management (USA),  Lendlease Investment Management (Australia),  Liberty Seguros (Brazil),  Lloyds Banking Group (United Kingdom),  Maha Agriculture Microfinance (Myanmar),  Manulife Financial (Canada),  MAPFRE (Spain),  MATU Assurances (Morocco),  Mirova - Natixis Asset Management (France),  Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty (Japan),  Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (Japan),  Mizuho Financial Group (Japan),  MONGERAL AEGON Seguros e Previdencia (Brazil),  MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (Japan),  MULTIBANK (Panama),  Munich Reinsurance Company (Germany),  National Australia Bank (Australia),  National Bank of Canada (Canada),  Natixis (France),  Nedbank (South Africa),  Netherlands Development Finance Company (Netherlands),  NN Group (Netherlands),  Nomura Holdings (Japan),  Nomura Real Estate Asset Management Co. (Japan),  NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank (Germany),  Nordea AB (Sweden),  Norges Bank Investment Management (Norway),  Northern Trust Corporation (USA),  NRW BANK (Germany),  Pax World Management Corp. (USA),  Peak Reinsurance Company in Hong Kong (China),  Ping An Bank (China),  Piraeus Bank (Greece),  Polaris Bank (Nigeria),  Porto Seguro (Brazil),  Poste Vita (Italy),  PT Bank Negara Indonesia - Persero Tbk (Indonesia),  PZU Group (Poland),  QBE GROUP (Australia),  QUARTUS (France),  Rabobank Netherlands (Netherlands),  Raiffeisen Bank (Austria),  RepRisk (Switzerland),  Risk Management Solutions (USA),  Rockefeller Capital Management (USA),  Royal Bank of Canada (Canada),  Royal Bank of Scotland Group (United Kingdom),  RSA Insurance Group (United Kingdom),  SAHAM Assurance (Morocco),  Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (South Korea),  Santam Limited (South Africa),  SCOR SE (France),  Scotiabank - Bank of Nova Scotia (Canada),  Seguradora Lider DPVAT (Brazil),  Sekerbank (Turkey),  Shinhan Bank (South Korea),  Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken - SEB (Sweden),  Société Centrale de Réassurance (Morocco),  Société Générale (France),  Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance (Japan),  Standard Bank Group (South Africa),  Standard Chartered (United Kingdom),  State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs - nesheconombank” (Russia),  State Street Corporation (USA),  Storebrand (Norway),  Sudameris Bank S.A.E.C.A. (Paraguay),  SulAmérica (Brazil),  Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (Japan),  Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings (Japan),  Sun Life Financial (Canada),  Suncorp Group (Australia),  Suramericana (Colombia),  Svenska Handelsbanken (Sweden),  Swedbank (Sweden),  Swiss Reinsurance Company (Switzerland),  TAL (Australia),  Tawreeq Holdings (United Arab Emirates),  TD Bank Group (Canada),  Terra Brasis Resseguros (Brazil),  The Co-operators Group (Canada),  The Link REIT (Hong Kong),  The Shiga Bank (Japan),  ThomasLloyd Group (United Kingdom),  TISCO Financial Group Public Company (Thailand),  Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. (Japan),  Tribe Impact Capital (United Kingdom),  Trillium Asset Management (USA),  Triodos Bank (Netherlands),  Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi (Turkey),  UBS (Switzerland),  UniCredit (Italy),  Visión banco SAECA (Paraguay),  WEMA BANK (Nigeria),  Westpac Banking Corporation (Australia),  Yapi Kredi (Turkey),  YES BANK (India),  Zenith Bank (Nigeria),  Zürcher Kantonalbank (Switzerland),  Zurich Insurance Group (Switzerland).
Other members 0
Supporting partners 61 While UNEP FI membership is restricted to financial institutions,  a Supporter status is available to other players within the financial system who have a key role in delivering sustainable finance,  and who wish to work with UNEP FI to pursue this agenda.
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 17 August 2020 14:20:54

Not only have national states as participators