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 stakeholders to support effective implementation of the Equator Principles through the Covid-19 pandemic. The intent of this…Read More..
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…Read More..
Equator Principles Association and IFC join forces to build capacity of banks on environmental and social risk managementFebruary 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…Read More..
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…Read More..
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…Read More..
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…Read More..
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…Read More..
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…Read More..
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…Read More..
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….Read More..