Connecting, Nurturing, Creating for Sustainable Environment

UNEP Finance Initiative

Time after time the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Global Roundtable attracts hundreds of leading professionals from the global finance industry as it travels from continent to continent. BEC has been privilleged to be a network partner from Hong Kong for this Global Roundtable.

The gathering provides an opportunity for bankers, insurers, asset managers and institutional investors from around the globe to discuss new ideas and challenges in the complex arena where finance, insurance, investment and capital markets meet with the sustainability agenda. UNEP FI's vibrant global network of Regional Task Forces and partner organisations bring their informed perspective exploring regional and national developments.

As ever on the cutting-edge of sustainable finance, these Roundtable offer panel sessions and in depth debates exploring the issues of:

Asset Management & Investment:

  • United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment
  • A materiality revolution and the new fiduciary
  • Responsible investment and Alpha
  • Climate Change
  • Financing de-carbonization and a clean-tech future
  • Financial services, post 2012 and the carbon economy


  • Principles for Sustainable Insurance
  • Insuring the future
  • Micro-insurance and the uninsured
  • Responsible Property Investment
  • A rating revolution for green properties
  • Building value with responsible property investment

Sustainability Management & Reporting:

  • Transparency, reporting and accountability
  • The GRI G3 and financial services reporting

Emerging Issues:

  • Finance and ecosystems services/biodiversity
  • Finance and water
  • Finance for environmental utilities and pollution control
  • Financial inclusion and poverty alleviation
  • Natural resource depletion


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