The Equator Principles (EPs) Association is the unincorporated association of member Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) whose object is the management, administration and development of the EPs. The EP Association was formed on 1 July 2010 and was instituted to ensure long-term viability and ease of management of the member EPFIs.
The EP Association is governed by a set of Governance Rules which provide guidance to existing and prospective EPFIs on the processes for the management, administration and development of the EPs.
The EP Association Steering Committee co-ordinates the administration, management and development of the EPs on behalf of the member EPFIs.
The 10 members of the EP Association Steering Committee (from October 2018) are:
Chair: Standard Bank Group
- Europe – Standard Chartered
- Latin America – Itau Unibanco S/A
- Asia-Oceana – Mizuho Bank, Ltd
- North America – Bank of Montreal
- Middle East & Africa – FirstRand Limited
The EP Association Governance Rules detail the scope of the roles of the EP Association Steering Committee and Chair and how representatives are nominated and appointed.