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Additional Grace Period For EP4 Transition To Reflect Covid-19 Challenges

May 18, 2020

London, 18 May 2020 In November 2019 the Equator Principles Association released the latest iteration of the Equator Principles, ‘EP4’. EP4 was due to come into effect for all EPFIs on 1 July 2020, however, we find ourselves in unprecedented times. The Association has carefully considered how best to proceed with EP4 when many member…

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Shinsei Bank Adopts the Equator Principles

April 1, 2020

Tokyo, Japan, 01 April 2020  Today Shinsei Bank has become a signatory of the Equator Principles. To date, 105 international financial institutions in 38 countries are signatories of the Equator Principles. Click here to read Shinsei Bank’s Press Release in English and here for Japanese.

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LBO France Adopts the Equator Principles

March 2, 2020

Paris, France, 02 March 2020  Today LBO France has become a signatory of the Equator Principles. To date, 104 international financial institutions in 38 countries are signatories of the Equator Principles. Click here to read LBO France’s Press Release

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Bank Sinopac Adopts the Equator Principles

February 27, 2020

Taipei, 27 February 2020 Today Bank Sinopac has become a signatory of the Equator Principles. To date, 102 international financial institutions in 38 countries are signatories of the Equator Principles. Click here to read Bank Sinopac’s Press Release.

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Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank Adopts the Equator Principles

Beijing, 27 February 2020 Today Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank has become a signatory of the Equator Principles. To date, 103 international financial institutions in 38 countries are signatories of the Equator Principles. Click here to read Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank’s Press Release in English and here for Chinese.

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Equator Principles Association and IFC join forces to build capacity of banks on environmental and social risk management

February 4, 2020

Paris, 4 February 2020 Building on nearly two decades of collaboration, The Equator Principles Association (EPA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) today announced they are officially joining efforts to help strengthen the capacity of financial institutions to manage environmental and social risk in line with IFC’s Environmental and Social Performance Standards. IFC’s Performance Standards are…

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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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