Latest Adoption News

Review of the Equator Principles – Phase II

June 22, 2018

22 June 2018 The EP Association is currently in Phase II of the EP4 update, with two streams of work underway: Stakeholder consultations An independent third party has been engaged to undertake a review covering elements of the wider EP strategy and the targeted ‘EP4’ update. The review includes a set of interviews, an online…

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Review of the Equator Principles – Towards EP4

March 16, 2018

16 March 2018 The EP Association is undertaking a targeted review of the Equator Principles (see statement released in November 2017). Since the announcement following the 2017 EP AGM, the EP Association has initiated internal discussions on key thematic areas including: Social impact and human rights Climate change Designated Countries and Applicable Standards Scope of applicability of…

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Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank adopts the Equator Principles

December 4, 2017

Taipei, 4 December 2017 Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank (TFB) adopts the Equator Principles as of December 4 2017, committing itself to the globally-recognized benchmark for the financial industry to manage environmental, social and corporate governance risks. TFB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fubon Financial Holding Company (Fubon FHC), a constituent of the Dow Jones Sustainability…

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EP Association Annual Meeting 2017 Outcomes

November 2, 2017

The Equator Principles Annual Meeting 2017 on 24-25 October in São Paulo was the largest ever, with more than 130 individuals representing 60 Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs), including 3 new adopters in attendance from key markets (inc. China, South Korea). The meeting served to debate and share knowledge on key topics of concern to…

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The Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK) adopts the Equator Principles

July 10, 2017

Stockholm, 21 June 2017 The Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK) announces its adoption of the Equator Principles, a globally recognised benchmark for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in bank financed projects. To date, 90 international financial institutions in 37 countries have signed up to the Equator Principles. As an export credit institution, SEK already…

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The Equator Principles (EP) III is now available in a ninth language – Korean

June 16, 2017

  16 June 2017 The Equator Principles Association is pleased to announce that the Equator Principles (EP) III is now available in Korean. This version complements the collection of translations including French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Japanese, all available at www.equator-principles.com. Including the original English, EPIII is now available in 9 languages. The…

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Statement from the EP Association Steering Committee

May 19, 2017

18 May 2017 The Equator Principles (EPs) aim to be a global benchmark, providing a framework for due diligence to support responsible risk decision-making on environmental and social issues in financing projects. Certain transactions have highlighted the challenges in the differentiated approach between Designated and non-Designated countries in the Equator Principles, an issue that was…

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Japan’s Norinchukin Bank adopts the Equator Principles

May 1, 2017

Tokyo, 01 May 2017 The Norinchukin Bank, one of Japan’s largest financial institution serving agricultural, fishery and forestry cooperatives, announced its adoption of the Equator Principles, a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects. The Norinchukin Bank becomes the 90th member of the Equator Principles…

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Bank of Jiangsu adopts the Equator Principles

January 20, 2017

Nanjing, 20 January 2017 Bank of Jiangsu has become a signatory of the Equator Principles (EPs), a risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risks in projects. It becomes China’s first city commercial bank to adopt EPs. Bank of Jiangsu, a modern joint-stock commercial bank, was founded by…

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ICO signs up to the Equator Principles

October 26, 2016

Madrid, 26 October 2016 ICO’s General Board approved the institution’s decision to become a signatory to the Equator Principles at its meeting on Friday 21 October, as part of the framework of commitments in its CSR and environmental policies. The Principles, which are voluntary but widely recognised internationally, require signatory financial institutions to guarantee that…

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