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

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

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

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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Consultation on the draft of EP4: full report released

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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Completion of external consultation on EP4 draft text

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

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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EP4 draft shared, stakeholder consultation begins

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

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

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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Review of the Equator Principles – Phase IV

01 March 2019 Progress continues towards the development of an updated Equator Principles ‘EP4’ text. We are now finalising Phase III ‘Agreement with the EP Association membership and initial drafting of the EP4 targeted update’ and transitioning into Phase IV ‘Second round of stakeholder consultation’. This external stakeholder consultation phase will be somewhat delayed as…

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