Review of the Equator Principles – Towards EP4

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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EP Association Annual Meeting 2017 Outcomes

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

  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

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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Standard Bank becomes first African bank to chair Equator Principles Association

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…

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New – Publication of the Equator Principles (June 2013) Implementation Note

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…

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Mizuho will assume the Chair of the Equator Principles Association – First Asian Bank to Hold the Chair Position

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…

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Updated – Guidance for EPFIs on Incorporating Environmental and Social Considerations into Loan Documentation

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…

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Citi Elected As New Chair Of The Equator Principles Association Steering Committee

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…

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Itaú Holding Assumes Role Of Chair Of The Steering Committee Of The Equator Principles

São Paulo – 22 September 2008 The Bank is the first from an emerging economy to lead the Steering Committee of the Equator Principles, which brings together financial institutions committed to sustainability in project financing. From 22 September 2008, Itaú will lead the activities of the Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFI) – a public pledge that they are…

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