Update on the Equator Principles Strategic Review Process

03 December 2010

The Equator Principles Strategic Review Meeting was held in Beijing, China on December 1 - 2, 2010. The purpose of the meeting was to frame a strategic vision and plan for the Equator Principles to ensure that it continues to be the "gold standard" for financial institutions to manage environmental and social risk.

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Press Release: The Equator Principles Association Launches Strategic Review Process

19 October 2010

The Equator Principles (EP) Association is pleased to announce today, 19 October 2010, the launch of a Strategic Review process intended to produce a multi-year strategic vision to ensure the EPs continue to be viewed as the “gold standard” in environmental and social risk management for project finance within the financial sector. There has been a significant growth in the number of EPs adopters since its inception in 2003, growing from ten initial adopters to over 65 financial institutions from around the globe, making the EPs a leading and respected voluntary standard for the financial sector.

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EP Association Steering Committee’s Letter Submission to the IFC Regarding the Phase II Consultation of IFC Performance Standards Review and Update

27 August 2010

The Equator Principles Association (the Association) has actively participated in both Phase I and Phase II of the International Finance Corporation's (IFC) consultation on their proposed revisions to IFC Performance Standards. Phase II of the IFC Review and Update process commenced on 2 June 2010 and ended on 27 August 2010. As part of this consultation process, Association members analysed the proposed changes, and provided the IFC with feedback on key thematic issues. In order to increase the Association's transparency during this process, the EP Association Steering Committee's letter submitted to the IFC is being made publicly available.

Full text of letter submission (pdf - 94k)