THE EQUATOR PRINCIPLES
The Equator Principles is a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects and is primarily intended to provide a minimum standard for due diligence to support responsible risk decision-making.
Currently 80 Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) in 34 countries have officially adopted the Equator Principles. Read More
ABOUT THE EP ASSOCIATION
The Equator Principles Association is the unincorporated association of member Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) whose object is the management, administration and development of the Equator Principles.
The Equator Principles Association was formed on 1 July 2010 and it is governed by a set of Governance Rules which provide guidance to existing and prospective EPFIs on the processes for the management, administration and development of the Equator Principles. Read More
Adoption of the Equator Principles is open to any financial institution that meets the relevant adoption requirements and agrees to meet the ongoing reporting requirements. Adoption by a financial institution is voluntary but once such adoption has been made, the adopting entity must take all appropriate steps to implement and comply with the Equator Principles. Read More.
Oslo, 27 June 2014 - Eksportkreditt Norge (Export Credit Norway) has joined the international initiative to safeguard environmental and social conditions and has decided adopt the Equator Principles. The company follows many of its business partners in adopting the principles, formed to ensure responsibility and sustainability in financing of international project.
"Many of the international banks we work closely with have adopted the Equator Principles, and the initiative has contributed in raising awareness on social and environmental issues. We therefore see it as a natural step for us to join the initiative," CEO of Export Credit Norway Jarle Roth says. Read More
IN MEMORIAM - SHAWN D. MILLER
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the recent death of Shawn D. Miller, Managing Director & Global Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management at Citigroup.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our colleagues, an Equator Principles pioneer and friend to many. Read More
EP ASSOCIATION NEWS
28 & 29 October 2014 - Nearly 70 individuals, representing 43 financial institutions, attended the 2014 Equator Principles Association Annual Meeting and Workshop on 28 and 29 October 2014 in Cape Town. The meeting was a unique opportunity for the Equator Principles Association to engage financial institutions in Africa and underlined its commitment to discussing environmental and social risk management in a regional context. Read More
21 July 2014 - The Equator Principles Association is pleased to share a new document ‘Equator Principles (June 2013) Implementation Note’ with external stakeholders and other interested parties. Read More.
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