The “three planetary crises” of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution have exposed human rights concerns and exacerbated deep fragilities and inequalities in our societies, and those most at risk are people in vulnerable and marginalized situations.

Financial institution can contribute to the long-term promotion of human rights and the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, by integrating relevant factors into decision-making, and investing in projects that enhance financial health and inclusion, engaging clients and customers on decent work, and  building resilience to climate change.

Financial institutions need to align policies and practices with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) established in 2011, by implementing due diligence to identify, avoid, mitigate, and remediate human rights impacts in their activities and portfolio.

UNEP FI works with members and partners to embed social and human rights into mainstream finance. We are uniquely positioned to help the finance sector contribute to a just transition, aligned with the 2030 Agenda principle to leave no on behind .