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…Read More..
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…Read More..
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…Read More..
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…Read More..
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…Read More..
1 June 2015, Johannesburg Standard Bank has been appointed the new chair of the Equator Principles Association for 2015/16, making it the first African Bank to be elected to this position. The appointment, which takes effect on the 1 June 2015, comes at a critical juncture in the integration of environmental and social considerations within…Read More..
The Equator Principles Association is pleased to share a new document ‘Equator Principles (June 2013) Implementation Note’ with external stakeholders and other interested parties. The document, written by EPFIs, contains selected information and examples to support the understanding of the requirements in, and implementation of, the Equator Principles. Ryosuke Ueda, Head of Sustainable Development Department, Mizuho Bank and Chair…Read More..
Mizuho will assume the Chair of the Equator Principles Association – First Asian Bank to Hold the Chair PositionMarch 27, 2014
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (MHBK; Yasuhiro Sato, President and CEO) will take on the role of Chair of the Equator Principles Association (EPA) from 1st May. This is the first time an Asian bank has been appointed as the EPA Chair. The EPA is an association of 79 global financial institutions that adopt the Equator Principles…Read More..
Updated – Guidance for EPFIs on Incorporating Environmental and Social Considerations into Loan DocumentationMarch 12, 2014
Following the launch of the Equator Principles (EP) III in June 2013 and end of the EP III transition period, the EP Association has updated its guidance document for Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) on incorporating environmental and social considerations in to loan documentation. The “Guidance for EPFIs on Incorporating Environmental and Social Considerations into…Read More..
On 15 March 2010 Citi, one of the four founding banks of the Equator Principles (EPs) and long term contributor to its development, will assume the pivotal role of Chair of the EP Association Steering Committee. Citi is honoured to accept this appointment, which was unanimously supported by the Steering Committee recently, and will be…Read More..