Interesting Presentations on the Environmental Responsibility of Banks

UNEP FI have made the following presentations available on their website, following a conference on sustainable banking. The presentations contain valuable insights into the benefits of environmental risk management and green products in relation to the topics listed below:

UNEP FI and the two Greek sustainability leaders Eurobank EFG and Emporiki, hosted a one-day conference on sustainable banking. UNEP FI was delighted to welcome a representative of the European Commission as a keynote speaker at the event. The event was supported by the EBRD.


  • Opening remarks
    Paul Clements-Hunt, UNEP Finance Initiative
  • The role of the financial sector in achieving a better environment – EU perspectives and initiatives
    Jorge Pinto Antunes – European Commission
  • Eurobank EFG’s motivation for environmental responsibility
    Nikos Pavlidis, Eurobank EFG
  • What is the motivation for a Greek Bank to take environmental responsibility? What are the business areas where environmental concern plays a role?
    Evangelos Athanasiou, Emporiki Bank
  • Environmental regulations with relevance for financial institutions: the Greek and European legal framework
    Fotis Kourmousis, Union of Environmental Scientists of Greece
  • The materiality of social and environmental issues to equity pricing
    Gianluca Manca, Sanpaolo IMI Asset Management
  • Greening the banking products
    Dimitris Starogiannis, Eurobank EFG
  • Integrating environmental criteria to credit policy
    Stella Kovlaka, Emporiki Bank
  • Responsibility for Brownfields Revitalisation
    Sultana Gruber Unicredit/Bank Austria Creditanstalt
  • EBRD – Your partner in eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
    Mark Rachovides, EBRD
  • Environmental risk assessment – Guidance from the EBRD
    Mark King, EBRD
  • Climate Change: Scientific basis and risks for the finance sector
    Dr. Hadjinicolaou, University of Athens,
  • Meeting investors’ expectations
    Esther Garcia, CoreRatings – DNV

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