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Equator Principles Annual Meeting 2019 – Meeting Outcomes

November 28, 2019

London, 28 November 2019 The Equator Principles Association Annual Meeting was held in Singapore on 18-20 November with attendees from over 60 Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs). Launch of EP4 The fourth iteration of the Equator Principles (“EP4”) was launched at the opening of the Annual General Meetingand accompanied with a statement recognising the enormous support and contributions…

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A strengthened Equator Principles, and new leadership for the Association

November 18, 2019

Singapore, 18 November 2019 Today the updated version of the Equator Principles (EP), EP4, was adopted by the Equator Principles Association and represent the fourth iteration of the Principles since their inception in 2003. The intent of the Principles remains to set the financial industry benchmark for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in…

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DBS Adopts the Equator Principles

Singapore, 18 November 2019  Today DBS has become a signatory of the Equator Principles. To date, 101 international financial institutions in 38 countries are signatories of the Equator Principles. Click here to read DBS’s Press Release

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Taishin International Bank Adopts the Equator Principles

November 11, 2019

Taipei, 11 November 2019  Today Taishin International Bank has become a signatory of the Equator Principles. To date, 100 international financial institutions in 37 countries are signatories of the Equator Principles. Click here to read Taishin International Bank’s Press Release

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Consultation on the draft of EP4: full report released

November 5, 2019

London, 05 November 2019 Earlier this year, BSR conducted external stakeholder consultations on behalf of the Equator Principles Association on the draft text of EP4. This consultation process involved 150 people attending a series of in-person and webinar events, as well as more than 60 written submissions. Below is the full report produced by BSR, which details…

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Swedbank Adopts the Equator Principles

October 28, 2019

Stockholm, Sweden, October 28, 2019  Today Swedbank AB (publ) has become a signatory of the Equator Principles. To date, 99 international financial institutions in 37 countries are signatories of the Equator Principles. Read more about Sustainability at Swedbank

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La Banque Postale Adopts the Equator Principles

October 15, 2019

Paris, France, October 15, 2019  Today La Banque Postale has become a signatory of the Equator Principles. To date, 98 international financial institutions in 37 countries are signatories of the Equator Principles. Read La Banque Postale’s Press Release in French

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Completion of external consultation on EP4 draft text

September 20, 2019

London, 20 September 2019 The recent external stakeholder consultation on the draft text of EP4 was conducted on behalf of the EPA by BSR. They have now completed the consultation process and their recommendations are with the Association for consideration as we look to finalise the text of EP4. The draft text of EP4 was released…

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Op Ed: The value of maintaining Equator Principles as a risk management framework

August 12, 2019

London, 12 August 2019 A review of the fourth version of the Equator Principles (EP4) is currently ongoing: equator-principles.com/ep4.  The deadline for comment on the draft of EP4 has been extended to 23 August. We greatly appreciate the level of engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders which has resulted in both positive feedback and constructive…

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Bank of Huzhou Adopts the Equator Principles

July 24, 2019

Huzhou, China, July 24th, 2019  Today Bank of Huzhou has become a signatory of the Equator Principles. Established in 1998, Bank of Huzhou is a local joint-stock commercial bank based in Zhejiang Province, China. Bank of Huzhou is an active green bank in China and is committed to implementing international best practices. In 2017, Bank of Huzhou…

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