UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI)


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 379  
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 379 ABANCA (Spain),  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),  Ageas (Belgium),  Ahli United Bank (Bahrein),  AIA Group Limited (China),  Akbank (Turkey),  Al Baraka Banking Group (Bahrein),  Alandia (Finland),  Alceda Fund Management (Luxembourg),  ALEXBANK (Egypt),  Allianz SE (Germany),  Alpha Bank (Greece),  AM Best (USA),  Amalgamated Bank (USA),  American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company (Cyprus),  AMERRA Capital Management (USA),  Amundi Asset Management (France),  An Post (Ireland),  Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik (Turkey),  Aon (United Kingdom),  APEX (Jordan),  Arab African International Bank (Egypt),  Arbejdernes Landsbank (Denmark),  Arion Bank (Iceland),  ASN Bank (Netherlands),  ASR Nederland (Netherlands),  Aurskov Sparebank (Norway),  Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (Australia),  Aviva (United Kingdom),  AVLA (Chile),  AXA – Group Management Services (France),  AXIS Capital (Bermuda),  BAC Credomatic (Costa Rica),  Baloise Group (Switzerland),  Banca Commerciala Romana (Romania),  Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (Italy),  Banco Bolivariano (Ecuador),  Banco Bradesco (Brazil),  Banco BTG Pactual (Brazil),  Banco Continental (Paraguay),  Banco de Amazônia (Brazil),  Banco de Crédito Social Cooperativo (Spain),  Banco de Fomento Agropecuario (El Salvador),  Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires (Argentina),  Banco de la Produccion S.A Produbanco (Ecuador),  Banco de Machala (Ecuador),  Banco del Bajío (Mexico),  Banco General Rumiñahui (Ecuador),  Banco General (Panama),  Banco Guayaquil (Ecuador),  Banco Hipotecario (El Salvador),  Banco Itaú Holding Financeira (Brazil),  Banco Mercantil del Norte (Mexico),  Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Economico e Social (Brazil),  Banco Nacional de Fomento (Paraguay),  Banco Pichincha (Ecuador),  Banco Popular – Grupo AVAL (Colombia),  Banco Popular Dominicano (Dominican Republic),  Banco Promerica (Costa Rica),  Banco Regional (Mexico),  Banco Sabadell (Spain),  Banco Santander (Spain),  Banco Solidario (Ecuador),  Bancolombia (Colombia),  BANCOMPARTIR (Colombia),  Banesco (Panama),  Bank J. Safra Sarasin (Switzerland),  Bank Julius Baer & Co. (Switzerland),  Bank of Åland (Finland),  Bank of China (China),  Bank of Huzhou (China),  Bank of Ireland (Ireland),  Bank of Jiangsu (China),  Bank of Jilin (China),  Bank of Jiujiang (China),  Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Berhad (Malaysia),  Bankinter (Spain),  Banpro Grupo Promerica (Nicaragua),  Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat (Luxembourg),  Banque Marocaine du Commerce Exetrieur (Morocco),  Banque Misr (Egypt),  Banque Raiffeisen (Luxembourg),  Banque Socredo (France),  Barclays Group (United Kingdom),  Bayerische Versorgungskammer (Germany),  Bayern LB (Germany),  BBVA Group (Spain),  BBVA Group (Argentina),  BBVA Group )Mexico),  BBVA Group (USA),  Beazley Group (United K.),  Belfius Bank & Insurance (Belgium),  Beneficial State Bank (USA),  BentallGreenOak (Canada),  Blue Oceans Capital (Australia),  BMO Financial Group (Canada),  BN Bank ASA (Norway),  BNP Paribas (France),  BPER Banca (Italy),  Bradesco Seguros (Brazil),  BRASILCAP CAPITALIZAÇÃO (Brazil),  Brasilseg )Brazil),  Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (Canada),  Caisse des Dépôts (France),  Caixa Econômica Federal (Brazil),  Caixa Geral de Depositos (Portugal),  Caixa Seguradora (Brazil),  Caixabank (Spain),  Caja Laboral Popular Coop. de Crédit (Spain),  Calvert Research and Management (USA),  Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Canada),  Center-invest Bank (Russia),  CHONGQING THREE GORGES BANK CO. (China),  CIBanco (Mexico),  CIMB Group Holdings Berhad (Malaysia),  Citi (USA),  City Developments (Singapore),  Commercial Bank of Africa (Kenya),  Commercial International Bank (Egypt),  CIMB Bank Berhad (Malaysia),  Commerzbank AG (Germany),  Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Australia),  Compartamos Banco (Mexico),  Concordia oeco Lebensversicherungs-AG (Germany),  CONTINENTAL REINSURANCE PLC (Nigeria),  Coopeservidores (Costa Rica),  Corporación Andina de Fomento - CAF (Venezuela),  Coventry Building Society (united K.),  Crédit Agricole (France),  Crèdit Andorrà (Andorra),  Credit Bank of Moscow (Russia),  Crédit Mutuel (France),  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),  De Volksbank (Netherlands),  Desjardins Group (Canada),  Deutsche Bank (Germany),  Development Bank of Japan (Japan),  Development Bank of the Philippines (Philippines),  DGB Financial Group (South Korea),  Diners Club del Ecuador (Ecuador),  DNB ASA (Norway),  DZ Bank AG (Germany),  Eagle Point Credit Management (USA),  Earth Capital Partners (United Kingdom),  Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (Togo),  Ecology Building Society (United K.),  Edmond de Rothschild - Suisse (Switzerland),  Eurobank Bulgaria (Bulgaria),  Eika Gruppen (Norway),  Eurobank EFG ad Beograd (Serbia),  EUROBANK ERGASIAS (Greece),  European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - EBRD (United K.),  Fana Sparebank (Norway),  FATUM Schadeverzekering (Suriname),  Fidelity Bank (Nigeria),  Fidelity Bank Ghana (Ghana),  Finance in Motion (Germany),  FinecoBank (Italy),  FirstRand Group (South Africa),  French Public Pension Fund (France),  FWU Life Insurance Lux (Luxembourg),  Garanti Bank (Turkey),  Gard (Bermuda),  Gatehouse Bank (United K.),  Generali Group – Assicurazioni Generalil (Italy),  Gjensidige Forsikring ASA (Norway),  Global Bank Corporation (Panama),  Global Climate Partnership Fund (Luxembourg),  Globalance Bank (Switzerland),  GLS Bank (Germany),  GOLOMT BANK (Mongolia),  Gothaer Versicherungsbank (Germany),  Government Savings Bank (Thailand),  Great Eastern Holdings (Singapore),  Groupe BPCE (France),  Grupo Caja de Ingenieros (Spain),  Grupo Catalana Occidente (Spain),  Grupo Financiero Banamex (Mexico),  Guaranty Trust Bank (Nigeria),  Gulf International Bank (United K.),  Hamburg Commercial Bank (Germany),  Hana Financial Group (South Korea),  Hanwha Life Insurance (South Korea),  Helvetia (Switzerland),  Hengfeng Bank (China),  Hermes Investment Management (United K.),  Home Credit and Finance Bank (Russia),  HSBC Holdings Insurance (United Kingdom),  HSBC Holdings (United Kingdom),  HUA XIA BANK (China),  IBERCAJA BANCO (Spain),  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),  Innovation Credit Union (Canada),  Insurance Australia Group (Australia),  Intact Financial Corporation (Canada),  Interamerican Hellenic Life Insurance Company (Greece),  Intesa Sanpaolo (Italy),  Investa Office Management (Australia),  Investec group (South Africa),  Íslandsbanki (Iceland),  Itau Seguros (Brazil),  Jaiz Bank (Nigeria),  Japan Real Estate Asset Management Co. (Japan),  JB Financial Group (South Korea),  Jiangsu Zijin Rural Commercial Bank (China),  Jyske Bank (Denmark),  Kaiser Partner Privatbank (Liechtenstein),  Kasikornbank (Thailand),  KB Financial Group (South Korea),  KBC Group (Belgium),  KCB (Kenya),  KfW Bankengruppe (Germany),  Kommunal Landspensjonskasse gjensidig forsikringsselskap (Norway),  Korea Asset In Trust (South Korea),  Kyushu Financial Group (Japan),  La Banque Postale (France),  La Française Group (France),  La Mobilière Holding (Switzerland),  Lancashire Holdings (bermuda),  Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa (South Africa),  Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (Germany),  Landeskreditbank Baden-Wuerttemberg – Foerderbank (Germany),  Landsbankinn (Iceland),  Länsförsäkringar Sak Försäkringsaktiebolag (Sweden),  LaSalle Investment Management (USA),  Lendlease Investment Management (Australia),  LGT Private Banking (Liehtenstein),  LHV (Estonia),  Liberty Seguros (Brazil),  Liechtensteinische Landesbank (Liechtenstein),  LillestrømBanken (Norway),  Lloyds Banking Group (United Kingdom),  LocalTapiola Group (Finland),  Lombard Odier Group (Switzerland),  Maha Agriculture Microfinance (Myanmar),  Manulife Financial (Canada),  MAPFRE (Spain),  MATU Assurances (Morocco),  Mediobanca (Italy),  Mirova - Natixis Asset Management (France),  Mitsubishi Corp.-UBS Realty (Japan),  Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (Japan),  Mizuho Financial Group (Japan),  Monex Grupo Financiero (Mexico),  MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (Japan),  MULTIBANK (Panama),  Munich Reinsurance Company (Germany),  Namibia National Reinsurance Corporation (Namibia),  National Australia Bank (Australia),  National Bank of Canada (Canada),  National Bank of Greece (Greece),  Nationwide Building Society (United K.),  Natixis (France),  NatWest Group (United K.),  Nedbank (South Africa),  Netherlands Development Finance Company (Netherlands),  Newmarket Capital (USA),  NLB Group (Slovenia),  NN Group (Netherlands),  Nomura Holdings (Japan),  Nomura Real Estate Asset Management Co. (Japan),  NongHyup Financial Group (China),  NORD/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank (Germany),  Nordea AB (Sweden),  Nordic Investment Bank (Finland),  Norges Bank Investment Management (Norway),  Northern Trust Corporation (USA),  NRW BANK (Germany),  Nykredit (Denmark),  OP Financial Group (Finland),  ORIX Asset Management Corporation (Japan),  Peak Peak Reinsurance Company in Hong Kong (China),  Ping An Bank (China),  Piraeus Bank (Greece),  Polaris Bank (Nigeria),  Porto Seguro (Brazil),  POSTAL SAVINGS BANK OF CHINA GO. (China),  Poste Vita (Italy),  ProCredit Holding AG & Co. (Germany),  PT Bank Negara Indonesia - Persero Tbk (Indonesia),  PZU Group (Poland),  QBE GROUP (Australia),  Qingdao Rural Commercial Bank Corporation (China),  Quálitas Compañía de Seguros (Mexico),  Rabobank Netherlands (Netherlands),  Raiffeisen Bank (Austria),  Raiffeisen Group Switzerland (Switzerland),  Rentes Genevoises (Switzerland),  RepRisk (Switzerland),  REPUBLIC FINANCIAL HOLDINGS (Trinidad & Tobago),  Risk Management Solutions (USA),  Rockefeller Capital Management (USA),  Roslagens Sparbank (Sweden),  Royal Bank of Canada (Canada),  RSA Insurance Group (United Kingdom),  Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance (South Korea),  Samsung Life Insurance (South Korea),  Sandnes Sparebank (Norway),  Santam Limited (South Africa),  SBAB Bank (Sweden),  Sbanken ASA (Norway),  SBER (Russia),  SCOR SE (France),  Scotiabank - Bank of Nova Scotia (Canada),  Seguradora Lider DPVAT (Brazil),  Seguros Bolivar (Colombia),  Sekerbank (Turkey),  Shinhan Financial Group (South Korea),  Shinhan Life Insurance (South Korea),  Shinsei Bank Group (Japan),  Sichuan Tianfu Bank (China),  Skandiabanken (Sweden),  Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken - SEB (Sweden),  Société Générale (France),  Södra Dalarnas Sparbank (Sweden),  SOLUNION SEGUROS (Spain),  Sölvesborg-Mjällby Sparbank (Sweden),  Sompo Japan Insurance (Japan),  Sovcombank (Russia),  Spar Nord Bank (Denmark),  Sparbanken Västra Mälardalen (Sweden),  SpareBank 1 Hallingdal Valdres (Norway),  SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge (Norway),  SpareBank 1 Nordmøre (Norway),  SpareBank 1 SMN (Norway),  SpareBank 1 SR-Bank (Norway),  SpareBank 1 Sørøst-Norge (Norway),  SpareBank 1 Østlandet (Norway),  Sparebanken Møre (Norway),  Sparebanken Sogn og Fjordane (Norway),  Sparebanken Sør (Norway),  Sparebanken Vest (Norway),  SPARKASSE BANK MAKEDONIJA AD SKOPJE (North Macedonia),  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 Life Group (Switzerland),  Swiss Reinsurance Company (Switzerland),  Sydbank (Denmark),  TAL (Australia),  Talanx (Germany),  Tawreeq Holdings (United Arab Emirates),  TCS Group Holding (Cyprus),  TD Bank Group (Canada),  Terra Brasis Resseguros (Brazil),  The Co-operative Bank (United K.),  The Co-operators Group (Canada),  The Goldman Sachs Group (USA),  The Link REIT (Hong Kong),  The Mauritius Commercial Bank (Mauritius),  The Pictet Group (Switzerland),  The Shiga Bank (Japan),  ThomasLloyd Group (United Kingdom),  Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. (Japan),  TPL Insurance (Pakistan),  Tribe Impact Capital (United Kingdom),  Trillium Asset Management (USA),  Triodos Bank (Netherlands),  Türkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. (Turkey),  Turkiye Sinai Kalkinma Bankasi (Turkey),  UBS (Switzerland),  UKRGASBANK (Ukraine),  UniCredit (Italy),  Unipol Group (Italy),  UNIQA Insurance Group (Austria),  Vancity (Canada),  VidaCaixa S.A.U de Seguros y Reaseguros (Spain),  Virgin Money UK (United K.),  Visión banco SAECA (Paraguay),  VP Bank Group (Liechtenstein),  W&W Group (Germany),  Wells Fargo & Company (USA),  WEMA BANK (Nigeria),  Westpac Banking Corporation (Australia),  Willis Towers Watson (United K.),  WOORI FINANCIAL GROUP (South Korea),  Yapi Kredi (Turkey),  YES BANK (India),  Zenith Bank (Nigeria),  Zenus Bank International (USA),  ZEP-RE (Kenya),  Zürcher Kantonalbank (Switzerland),  Zurich Insurance Group (Switzerland).
Faith based organisations 0
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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Not only have national states as participators