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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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EP4 draft shared, stakeholder consultation begins

June 24, 2019

London, 24 June 2019 Following extensive internal review and consultation, as well as input from the initial round of public consultation, the draft text of Equator Principles 4 (EP4) is hereby released for consultation. It is intended that this draft text be used as the basis for a formal round of public consultation, led on behalf…

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Review of the Equator Principles – Phase IV – Progress Update

June 7, 2019

The EPA continues to make progress towards the development of updated Equator Principles ‘EP4’ text. The legal review of the draft text, conducted by Norton Rose Fulbright, has now been completed. The external stakeholder consultation phase has been delayed whilst we completed an enhanced internal consultation and approval processes, particularly on changes to Principle 5….

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Notice: Fake EPA website

May 21, 2019

London, 21 May 2019 The Equator Principles Association has been made aware of a website impersonating the Association. The impersonating site has released a fake version of EP4 and an incorrect message stating that three EPFIs have been de-listed for non-compliance. The Equator Principles’ official website is: equator-principles.com (not .org or other). This should be referred to…

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