Importance of Equator Principles in Banking

Malaysia - 1 May 2010 - The Star Online, Elaine Ang

THE Equator Principles (EPs) is growing in importance in the global banking arena as financiers realise that minimising environmental and social risks will contribute towards business sustainability. ... The Principles, launched in June 2003, were developed by four private sector banks – Citi, ABN Amro, Barclays plc and WestLB AG. Read more

Bob Annibale, Global Director Of Citi Microfinance And Community Development.

27 April 2010 - Business Wire

“While our philanthropy makes a positive impact, our real power lies within the business. Citi has long been an industry leader in integrating policies into our corporate practices that benefit the communities in which we live and work. We are committed to continuing our work in a transparent fashion to forward these common goals and play a positive role in the global economic recovery,” said Pam Flaherty, Director of Citi Corporate Citizenship and CEO and President of the Citi Foundation. Read more

Can the Equator Principles survive without the NGOs?

UK - 15 March 2010 - Ethical Corp, Tony Webb

BankTrack is calling on the new chair of the steering committee of the EP's, Shawn Miller of Citigroup, to encourage the banks who have signed up to show how their following of the principles has helped poor communities surrounding projects financed by the banks. Read more