Finance is widely seen as an obstacle to a better world. Sustainable Finance Principles outline how the financial sector can use finance as a means to achieve social goals and divert the planet and its economy from its current path to a world that is sustainable for all.
Raise financial sector awareness of the environmental and social risks associated to business-as-usual and opportunities linked to embracing sustainable development strategies.
Promote sustainable finance practices by setting the key environmental, social and governance requirements for financial institutions.
Increase transparency and consistency in the implementation of policies and practices for sustainable environmental and social management in the sector’s business activities and operations.
Reinforce and promote client and stakeholder confidence in the financial sector.
Support collaboration between different stakeholders for sustainable development