Equator Principles – largest ever Annual Meeting & EPIII Update

The Equator Principles (EP) Association held its largest ever Annual Meeting on 24 October 2011 in Washington DC, with 98 persons from 52 institutions in attendance.

Equator Principles Financial Institutions and Associates discussed and debated numerous important topics related to the EP III Update process.

Members heard proposals from Task Forces and Working Groups, who have been working on key thematic areas arising out the EP Strategic Review, including:

  • scope;
  • climate change;
  • reporting and transparency; and
  • further proposals on how to integrate the new IFC Performance Standards language on social risks, stakeholder engagement and human rights into EP III.

Feedback from members during the meeting will be taken on board and EP Association members will be consulted further as the draft EP III is produced. The EP Association is now aiming to have the draft EP III available for formal stakeholder comment and review in early 2012.

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