Responsible Banking Principles

Founding Signatories

We are one of the Founding Signatories of the Principles for Responsible Banking. Over 200 banks worldwide have joined this banking movement. It’s the most significant partnership to date between the global banking industry and the UN.

We're working together to make positive contributions to give back to people and the planet.

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Through the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative, the Principles for Responsible Banking were developed to provide a framework for a sustainable banking system. The Principles help banks and credit unions lead society in achieving a sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future.

As a Founding Signatory, we a) support companies that make people’s lives better,  b) aim to also make your life better as a member, and c) provide products and services that help build an inclusive society that uses its natural resources sustainably.

Principles for Responsible Banking

The following six principles help our industry make positive contributions to people and our planet.

  1. Alignment – We will align our business strategy to contribute to your needs and society’s goals.

  2. Impact & Target Setting – We will increase our positive impacts while reducing the negative.

  3. Clients & Customers – We will encourage sustainable practices with our partners.

  4. Stakeholders – We will engage and partner with relevant stakeholders to achieve society’s goals.

  5. Governance & Culture – We will implement our commitment to the Principles through effective governance.

  6. Transparency & Accountability – We will continuously review our progress and be accountable for our positive and negative impacts.

View our 2022 Principles of Responsible Banking Self-Assessment (pdf).

View our 2021 Principles of Responsible Banking Self-Assessment (pdf).

For more details about the Principles and Founding Signatories, visit the UNEP Finance Initiative website.