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The revised Equator Principles

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According to the latest Banking Industry report from research group Covalence, competition for eco-minded customers has helped improve how banks' services affect the environment. Over last year the Banking Industry has witnessed a favorable evolution in the areas of Eco-Innovativeness of its products, Environmental Impact of Production and Social Sponsorship, according to the Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence. The reason for this green turmoil amongst various enterprises in the banking industry stems from both the market side increased consumer demand for Socially Responsible Investment funds growing ...
The Equator Principles (EPs) are a voluntary set of standards for determining, assessing and managing social and environmental risk in project financing. Project financing, a method of funding in which the lender looks primarily to the revenues generated by a single project both as the source of repayment and as security for the exposure, plays an important role in financing development throughout the world (See ). Project financiers may encounter social and environmental issues that are both complex and challenging, particularly with respect to projects in the emerging markets. The Equator ...
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Today’s revised principles reflect the experience of the 40 financial institutions around the world that currently apply the Principles. The principles also reflect the recent revisions to the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Performance Standards, upon which the Equator Principles are in part based. In developing these changes, the EPFIs actively involved clients, civil society groups and official development agencies, all of whom provided constructive and valuable feedback that the EPFIs reviewed and considered in the revision process. The Equator Principles apply globally and to all sectors and have been ... market research, surveys and trends
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Westpac bank is currently engaging in a high-profile campaign highlighting its environmental credentials. Its ads take great pride in pointing out the fact it is the only major Australian bank to sign up to the Equator Principles . Westpac are clearly seeing the advantage of being seen to be green. But what exactly are these principles and is this something Westpac should be proud of? The Equator Principles are a set of voluntary environmental and social guidelines for so-called “ethical project finance”. The principles commit the signatory banks and finance companies to avoid financing projects that do not meet the ... market research, surveys and trends


The Equator Principles | A benchmark for the financial industry to ...
1 July 2010 — The Equator Principles (EPs), the leading voluntary standard for managing social and environmental risk in project financing, will formally adopt new Governance Rules from 1 July 2010, the result of several years� intensive work by the Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs). The Governance Rules ("the Rules"), that form the basis of the newly created Equator Principles Association, have been established to confirm the purpose, operation and management structure of the Equator Principles. The Rules formalize existing practices and procedures, increase the transparency of the Association, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Role of the Private Sector in Natural Resource Management
nual exports total $11.6 million, of which 99 percent is raw timber. .... projects in certain circumstances and are part of the revised Equator Principles , ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


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on the revised Equator Principles, effective from July 2006, and compares those. Equator Principles with the first set of Equator Principles. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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When IFC revised its environmental and social safeguard policies in April 2006, the. Equator Principles were subsequently revised to incorporate these new ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Enforcing the Equator Principles: An NGO's Principled Effort to ...
         Traditionally, nation-states have played a central, if not exclusive, role in the human rights system. Critical to the functioning of the human rights system has been the act of binding states through a network of treaty obligations to which only states could become parties. This traditional model of human rights obligations has in recent years come under increased pressure from a changing, globalizing world. Greater attention is now being paid to the role and responsibilities of non-state actors, such as individuals and corporations, vis-a-vis human rights. ...
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OSLO (Reuters) - Large tracts of ice on the Arctic Ocean have halved in thickness to just 1 meter (3 ft) since 2001, making the region more accessible to ships, a researcher said on Tuesday. "There was loose ice everywhere we went," Ursula Schauer, leader of a scientific expedition aboard the Polarstern ice-breaker, told Reuters by telephone from the Arctic Ocean north of Siberia. "All of these areas have previously had two meters of ice," said Schauer, who works at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, of a trip from Norway around the North Pole and back towards Russia. The last major survey was in 2001. ...
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Claudius Ptolemaeus (Greek: Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος; c. 90 – c. 168 AD), known in English as Ptolemy, was a Greek mathematician, geographer, astronomer, and astrologer who lived in the Hellenistic culture of Roman Egypt. Although no description of his family background or physical appearance exists, it is likely he was born in Egypt, probably in or near Alexandria. Therefore he may have been a Hellenized Egyptian or of possible Greek ancestry. Ptolemy was the author of several scientific treatises, three of which would be of continuing importance to later Islamic and European science. The first is the astronomical treatise that is ...