Working Groups

The Equator Principles (EP) Association Working Groups discuss and provide guidance to Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) on issues associated with the management, administration or development of the EP.

EPFIs are not required to join a Working Group, however, they are encouraged to do so if they have specific expertise or interest in a particular area.

The list of Working Groups changes periodically to reflect the EP Association’s priorities and annual work. From 2021, there are new Working Groups in place to support the delivery of the EP Association’s Strategy, as well as continuing with thematic specific Working Groups.

Working Group EPFI Lead Strategic Theme – Focus
1. Scope Export Development Canada Continuous improvement
2. Capacity Building & Training ING Bank N.V. & Banco Santander S.A.

Includes work to support the MoU with the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Continuous improvement

Training & Capacity Building

3. EP4 Reference (replaces previous Consistency Working Group) Mizuho Bank Continuous improvement

Training & Capacity Building

4. External Relations Chair & Steering Committee Membership & Stakeholder engagement

Transparency & Reporting 

5. Operations & Governance Wells Fargo Bank

(Sub-group lead: Citigroup Inc.)

Transparency & Reporting
6. Climate Change


Commonwealth Bank of Australia Thematic specific Working Groups
7. Social Risk


Bank of Montreal Thematic specific Working Groups
8. Biodiversity


Export Development Canada Thematic specific Working Groups