Resurs Bank signs the UN Principles for Responsible Banking

Resurs Bank has become an official Signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Banking – a single framework for a sustainable banking industry developed through a partnership between banks worldwide and the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

The Principles are the leading framework for ensuring that banks’ strategy and practice align with the vision society has set out for its future in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Banks who have signed the Principles commit to be ambitious in their sustainability strategies, working to mainstream and embed sustainability into the heart of their business, while allowing them to remain at the cutting-edge of sustainable finance.

“Signing the UN Principles for Responsible Banking is a natural step in the work we do on all levels right now. We see great opportunities in aligning our ongoing sustainability agenda with the framework with the ambition to continuously strengthen and improve the way we work on both an operational and strategic level,” says Nils Carlsson, CEO of Resurs Bank

The UN Principles for Responsible Banking will from now on become an integral part of Resurs sustainability strategy (se details below) and operations going forward.

“As a financial actor in the Nordic Market we have a clear and significant responsibility to contribute in every way we can in order to improve our impact within all sustainability areas. Joining the UN Principles for Responsible Banking is both perfectly timed with ongoing improvements but also a great tool and framework for us to further drive us even closer to our stakeholders and identifying needs and areas for development”, says Henrik Linder, Nordic Sustainability Manager at Resurs Bank.

By signing the PRB, Resurs’ commits to adapting its business strategy to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals as well as evaluating the company's opportunities to contribute to the Paris Agreement's 1.5-degree goal.

Facts - Resurs’s sustainability strategy consists of five prioritized focus areas: Ethical and Responsible Business, Sustainable Credit Lending, Climate Impact, Social Responsibility and Sustainable Employees. Each focus area has clear goals and KPI:s to enable business integration as well as measurable and tangible progress.

The principles for responsible banking (PRB) have been developed jointly by the United Nations Environment Programme Financial Initiative (UNEP FI), and the global financial sector via a unique and extensive process of consultation.

More information on the Principles for Responsible Banking: www.unepfi.org/responsiblebanking

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