Green Economy

December 14, 2017

Launch of the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2018 (Press Briefing)

World economic growth has reached its highest level of growth since 2011, according to the 2018 World Economic Situation and Prospects Report (WESP), which will be […]
December 14, 2017

‘Invest in the future, not the past;’ green business key to winning war on climate change – UN chief

Those who fail to bet on a green economy will be living in a grey future, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday, calling for greater ambition by […]
November 11, 2017

IFC Report Highlights Private Investment Opportunities for Climate Resilience

2 November 2017: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has released a report on the vital role of the private sector in achieving the goals of the […]
August 19, 2017

Core Expertise and the Community Financial Literacy

By Sherine Bouez   Developments in Corporate Social Responsibility have significantly changed Bank Audi’s business model, first and foremost intensifying its commitment to leading by example […]
August 11, 2017

Long-Term Productivity: A Comprehensive Approach Bankmed’s Corporate Social Responsibility Framework

In recent years, Bankmed’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) involvement has developed from direct donations, aimed at community projects, to a diversified and integrated sustainability program. This […]
August 11, 2017

Green for Unity Unity for Green

By Sherine Bouez   Only a year old, Fondation Diane has already kick-started several entrepreneurial projects, which are now in business. Diana Fadel, Founder and President […]
August 8, 2017

Sustainable Energy Financing Achieving Peace Through Trade

By Sherine Bouez With over nine decades of service to the Lebanese economy, Fransabank’s pledge is to link the communities and empower the nations in which […]
July 6, 2017

G7 throws weight behind sustainable finance movement

Grouping backs UN Environment research on how to engage financial centres and SMEs  The G7 today joined the G20, other countries and markets in throwing its […]
June 23, 2017

Apple issues $1 billion green bond in pursuit of 100% renewables

On Tuesday 13 June, Apple issued a $1 billion green bond to further its goal of running 100 per cent of its operations on renewable energy. […]
May 20, 2017

G20 Leaders Welcome “Green Finance” in Summit Communiqué PRESS RELEASE

Green finance is vital to a green future, and we at UN Environment are proud to build on our work in this area in supporting the […]
April 21, 2017


Pictured (left to right): Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment; Edna Molewa, Min. of Env., South Africa; Barbara Hendricks, Min. of Env., Germany; Karolina Skog, Min. of […]
March 11, 2017

Revolutionary digital platform to boost green finance

The Green Digital Finance Alliance is committed to driving forward such changes through market innovation, collaborative action and increased public’s awareness of sustainable development and green […]
February 9, 2017

New York Pension Fund Joins Multi-Billion-Dollar International Investors to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Fund joins a coalition of 28 international investors controlling over $3 trillion in assets January 24, 2017 – In the latest demonstration of institutional asset owners’ commitment […]