UNEP FI Newsletter Highlights Launch of Principles for Sustainable Insurance

UNEP FI20 September 2012: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has released the September edition of its newsletter, which highlights the launch of Principles for Sustainable Insurance, UNEP FI's participation in the role of finance under a future climate treaty, as well as the accession of new members.

According to UNEP FI, the Principles for Sustainable Insurance were launched on the eve of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The launch marked the beginning of the initiative that aims to have the principles globally adopted.

Together with other stakeholders, UNEP FI also participated in a three-day UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) workshop in Bonn, Germany, to develop the current and future role of finance in the architecture of the global climate change treaty.

The newsletter further reports on the accession of the following new UNEP FI members: the Financial Corporation for the Territorial Development South Africa; Corporacion Financiera Nacional, a development bank in Ecuador; Grupo Financiero Banamex; and Robeco, an independent asset manager. [Publication: UNEP FI Newsletter, September 2012]