UKEF adopts Equator Principles

(Global Trade Review, London, 31 March 2016) UK Export Finance has adopted the Equator Principles, a global framework aiming to promote sustainable project financing. Introduced in 2003 and already adopted by 80 financial institutions, the Equator Principles are a risk management framework to determine, assess and manage environmental, social and human rights risk in projects... “This global framework will give UK exporters supported by UKEF confidence that environmental, social and human rights issues that may carry ethical or reputational risk have been given consideration as part of UKEF’s support to relevant projects. In adopting the Equator Principles, we do not anticipate any additional administrative burden to UK exporters applying for export finance support.