Applicability & Membership

Adoption of the Equator Principles (EP) is determined by whether the financial institution is “Active in Project Finance, Project Finance Advisory, and/or Project-Related Corporate Loans”.

A financial institution is Active in Project Finance, Project Finance Advisory, and/or Project-Related Corporate Loans when:

  • it has current loans on its books which are subject to the EP, or
  • it has provided Project Finance, Project Finance Advisory Services, and/or Project-Related Corporate Loans within the previous 24 months, or
  • it currently provides Project Finance, Project Finance Advisory Services, and/or Project-Related Corporate Loans which do not meet the criteria defined in the EP but commits to apply the EP to all future transactions which do meet those criteria.

An Equator Principles Financial Institution (EPFI) is a financial institution that has adopted the EP, in accordance with the procedures in the Governance Rules, and is “Active in Project Finance, Project Finance Advisory, and/or Project-Related Corporate Loans”.

The ongoing requirements for an EPFI are:

  • that it shall continue to be Active in Project Finance, Project Finance Advisory and/or Project-Related Corporate Loans;
  • that it shall provide reporting at least annually about its implementation of the EP, in accordance with Principle 10 and Annex B: Minimum Reporting Requirements of the EP and Rule 6 of the Governance Rules;
  • that it shall pay the Annual Fee in a timely manner;

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