Open Response to BankTrack and Colleagues

14 December, 2021 EP Association News

14 December 2021 We thank BankTrack and other Civil Society Organisations (collectively “CSOs”) for their open letter dated November 18 2021 and provide this response which has been reviewed by the Equator Principles Association Steering Committee. Since the Equator Principle...

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Equator Principles 2021 Annual General Meeting (15-18 November) – Meeting Outcomes

19 November, 2021 EP Association News

The Equator Principles Association held its 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 15-18 November.  The event was hosted virtually and saw participation from approximately 100 Equator Principle Financial Institutions (EPFIs), including several new members.  Some members of the ...

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Chair of EP reiterates commitment to climate, social impacts and biodiversity

1 November, 2021 EP Association News

1 November 2021 Equator Principles Financial Institutions recognise the critical role and responsibility they have in tackling the environmental and social challenges facing the world today, specifically the interconnectedness of climate, biodiversity and social impacts. Our memb...

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EP Association endorses OECD’s Good Practice Note for E&S Agents

28 May, 2021 EP Association News

 28 May 2021 The Equator Principles Association endorses the recently released Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ‘Good Practice Note for Environmental and Social Agents’ (“Note”). The Note provides an overview of good practice for banks, Expo...

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EP Association launches Strategy to share a future vision for the Equator Principles

20 October, 2020 EP Association News

20 October 2020  Today, the Equator Principles Association (EPA) launches its first ever Strategy. This high-level statement sets out the direction of travel for the Association over the next few years and demonstrates the collective willingness of the EPA to continually improv...

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1 October Marks Effective Date For EP4

1 October, 2020 EP Association News

1 October 2020  Today, the Equator Principles Association confirms that the latest version of the Equator Principles, EP4, comes into full effect. All EPFIs are now required to implement EP4 on any new Projects (including term sheets or mandates) signed on/after 1 October 2020....

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EPA Releases Guidance To Support Effective Implementation Of EP4

23 September, 2020 EP Association News

23 September 2020  Today, the Equator Principles Association releases Guidance to support the effective implementation of the updated Equator Principles, EP4. The volume of guidance available is considerably more than for any other previous version of the Equator Principles, an...

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Guidance on Implementation of the Equator Principles During the Covid-19 Pandemic

19 June, 2020 EP Association News

London, 19 June 2020  The Covid-19 pandemic has had a great effect on all markets globally with significant impacts to the way that we operate. In light of these ongoing challenges, the EPA Steering Committee commissioned Ramboll to produce guidance for EPFIs and their stak...

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

18 May, 2020 EP Association News

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 careful...

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

4 February, 2020 EP Association News

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 manag...

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