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February 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST
The Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI) at UBC is delighted to present a seminar with Eric Usher, Head of the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP-FI). Mr. Usher leads UNEP-FI’s efforts to develop norms and standards for sustainable finance that ensure private finance fulfils its potential role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Over the years UNEP FI has established some of the most important sustainability oriented frameworks within the finance industry, including the Principles for Responsible Investment (2006), the Principles for Sustainable Insurance (2012) and the recently launched Principles for Responsible Banking (2019). In discussion with Dr. Priya Bala-Miller, CIRDI’s Director of Partnerships and Program Development, Mr. Usher will share his experience and insights on how this unique global institution works across stakeholder groups to convene ambitious collection action solutions, facilitates shared learning, and co-develops practical resources for meaningful change.
February 10, 2020
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings St, Room 1403
A light lunch will be served.
UNEP-FI is a partnership between UNEP and the global financial sector to mobilize private sector finance for sustainable development. UNEP FI works with more than 300 members – banks, insurers, and investors – and over 100 supporting institutions – to help create a financial sector that serves people and planet while delivering positive impacts. We aim to inspire, inform and enable financial institutions to improve people’s quality of life without compromising that of future generations. By leveraging the UN’s role, UNEP FI accelerates sustainable finance.
CIRDI is a centre of expertise on natural resource governance, housed at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia. CIRDI works on systemic public administration reform, advancing solutions to the climate crisis, and sustainable livelihoods for artisanal miners, with a view to supporting governments and other stakeholders in catalyzing sustainable natural resource management and governance to achieve the 2030 Global Sustainable Development Goals.