The Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB) were officially launched in connection with the UN 2019 Climate Action Summit on 22-23 September. Handelsbanken is one of 130 banks to endorse the initiative. With PRB, the UN aims to raise awareness of and highlight the contributions to sustainable development being made by the global banking sector.
We are co-founders of the Nordic chapter of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals. The mission of the IAAP is to define, promote and improve the accessibility profession globally through networking, education and certification. On a global level, the organisation is run by the United Nations initiative G3ict.
Women in finance charter
As part of its efforts towards gender equality, Handelsbanken in the UK has signed the Women in Finance Charter from HM Treasury. This means that the Bank is committed to work for more gender balance in the financial sector.
Swedish Financial Coalition
The Swedish Financial Coalition against commercial sexual exploitation of children works to obstruct and prevent trade in images of sexual abuse involving children. It is a cooperation between public authorities, the private sector and the non-profit sector. Our membership means that we take a proactive stand and have a commitment to increase awareness and contribute to preventive efforts.
ECPAT’s overall objective is to prevent exploitation of children by obstructing and preventing monetary transactions that are linked to the commercial sexual exploitation of children. We co-operate closely with ECPAT and have integrated a preventative working method into our operations such as by obstructing and preventing payments connected with such material.
The World Childhood Foundation
Global Child Forum
We have signed the Equator Principles. The principles provide guidance to financial institutions for assessing social and environmental risks in project finance. Members implement the principles in their internal guidelines, processes and procedures for project finance.
Swedish Investors for Sustainable Development is a platform where investors can learn and exchange best practices and experiences regarding Agenda 2030. The aim is to explore the role of the long-term investor and to provide ideas and inspiration for future progress.
Climate Bonds Initiative
Ung Privatekonomi - Personal finance for young people
Several collaboration with universities and colleges
CDP is an independent international non-profit organisation which works for transparency and dialogue on companies’ environmental impacts and to make such information available to investors. Along with over 5,600 organisations all over the world, Handelsbanken annually measures and reports our environmental impacts through CDP.