UN Environmental Programme Finance Initiative
UN Environmental Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) dates back to the early 1990s, and is aimed to promote integration of environmental considerations into the financial sector's operations and services.
There are over 160 financial and insurance institutions that are signatories to the UNEP FI Statement, which can be summarised in three overarching principles.
- Commitment to Sustainable Development entails the idea of sustainable development as sound business management, and that the financial sector can contribute towards sustainable development.
- Environmental Management and Financial Institutions promotes the integration of environmental considerations into operations, business decisions and asset management.
- Public Awareness and Communication initiatives to share information and experiences within the industry, to foster openness in relation with stakeholders and to promote the UNEP FI Statement.