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Table 4 Examples of green banking frameworks and initiatives

From: Transition towards green banking: role of financial regulators and financial institutions

Equator PrinciplesFinancial institutionsRisk management framework to assess and manage environmental and social risks in projects
Sustainable Banking
Network (SBN)
Central banks, regulators and association of banksFacilitate the collective learning of members and supports them in policy development and related initiatives to create drivers for sustainable finance
UNEP Finance Initiative (FI) Banking Programme and Principles for Responsible BankingBanksA partnership between United Nations Environment and the global banking sector with an aim to help banks understand environmental, social and governance challenges, define the banking industry’s role and responsibilities in shaping a sustainable future and aligning banks’ business with the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement
Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV)BanksA network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development
  1. Source: GABV (2012); IFC (2016b); UNEP FI (2018)