UNEP FI is born from a partnership between the UN’s Environment Programme (UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme) and the global financial sector. UNEP FI works closely with 190 financial institutions, including banks, insurances and asset management companies to develop and promote linkages between sustainability and financial performance..
Eurizon Capital, delegated by Intesa Sanpaolo, actively takes part in the initiatives of UNEP FI, focusing on Human Rights and Climate Change.
In 2009, Intesa Sanpaolo, through its delegated company Eurizon Capital, was elected to chair the Asset Management Working Group and the Investment Commission of UNEP FI’s Steering Committee. That same year, Eurizon Capital coordinated publication by UNEP FI of “The Materiality of Climate Change: How Finance Copes With the Ticking Clock”, available on the official website (see the publication).
Also, since 2010 Intesa Sanpaolo has acted as Treasurer.
It has taken part in working groups created by the UNEP FI and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), with the aim of finding points of contact between the business and financial worlds in a context of sustainable development. The mission of the WBCSD, which includes the CEOs of around 200 of the most important companies in the world, is to act as a catalyst for the sustainable development of any form of business, supporting innovation and responsible growth.
Within the framework of this collaboration, the paper “Translating ESG into sustainable value” was published in 2009, and is available online as a free-of-charge download.
The official UNEP FI website makes available publications on the topics of financial and environmental sustainability, and trust relationships, drafted with the collaboration of Eurizon Capital.
Visit the website www.unepfi.org
The video “The Other Face of Finance: Signatory Perspectives”, featured in the UNEP FI website, includes the observations of 13 banks, insurances and asset manager, selected from 200 global companies, distributed in 11 different countries (UK, USA, Brazil, India, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Australia). Italy is represented by Intesa Sanpaolo.
The Other Face of Finance: Signatory Perspectives
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