United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a partnership between United Nations Environment and the global financial sector created in the wake of the 1992 Earth Summit with a mission to promote sustainable finance. More than 200 financial institutions, including banks, insurers, and investors, work with UN Environment to understand today’s environmental, social and governance challenges, why they matter to finance, and how to actively participate in addressing them.
UNEP FI’s work also includes a strong focus on policy – by fomenting country-level dialogues between finance practitioners, supervisors, regulators and policy-makers, and, at the international level, by promoting financial sector involvement in processes such as the global climate negotiations.
UNEP FI hosts its Global Roundtable every other year and has done so since 1994. This agenda-setting event brings together the sustainable finance community to discuss the most pressing issues, and in 2017, UNEP FI established regional roundtables to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.
Read more about what UNEP FI and its members have achieved over the last 25 years here.