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We support initiatives that promote sustainable development

BPER Bank has always been committed to supporting initiatives that promote the sustainable development of society and the protection of the environment. Membership in international programs and initiatives represents an important commitment for the bank, which aims to contribute to the creation of shared value for the community in which it operates. 

Below is a list of BPER Bank's main memberships in international environmental and social sustainability initiatives.

Global Compact: i 10 principi delle Nazioni Unite

Global Compact: the 10 principles of the United Nations

The United Nations Global Compact is the world's largest strategic corporate citizenship initiative. It was born out of a desire to promote a sustainable global economy that respects human and labor rights, protects the environment and combats corruption. It is a voluntary initiative to adhere to a set of principles that promote the values of sustainability.


BPER Bank joined the Global Compact in 2017 and reports annually within the Sustainability Report on the activities carried out to promote the 10 Principles (Communication on Progress), in compliance with the commitments made (see the "GRI Content Index" section at the end of the document).



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Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB)

Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB)

On July 14, 2021, BPER Bank signed up to the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRBs) launched in 2019 by the UNEP Financial Initiative with the aim of supporting interventions to foster sustainability in the financial sector. The PRBs set out the roles and responsibilities of banking institutions in aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2015 Paris Agreement, and stimulate sustainability in all areas of business to identify actions that can generate positive impact and create shared value with Stakeholders over time. In addition, the principles provide a framework for banks to fully understand the risks and seize the opportunities arising from the transition to more sustainable economies. In this way, signatory banks become part of the largest global banking community focused on sustainable finance, sharing best practices for the benefit of the sector.

Attached to the Sustainability Report, the first PRB Report has been published, to which we refer for further discussion.


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Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI)

Arca Fondi SGR, a BPER Group company, joined in 2019 the Principles for Responsible Investment, a United Nations initiative created to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, supporting an international network of signatory investors. These six principles include integrating ESG issues into analysis and decision-making processes as well as investment policies, engaging in appropriate communication of ESG concerns of companies receiving investments, collaborating to improve effectiveness in applying the principles, and communicating activities and progress.


For further discussion, please refer to Principles for Responsible Investment web site->


Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA)

Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA)

On March 9, 2022, BPER Bank joined the Net-Zero Banking Alliance, the United Nations-sponsored industry alliance that mobilizes banks around the world in a commitment to align their credit and investment portfolios with the goal of zero emissions by 2050, thus reinforcing the goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement.

Institutions that have joined the Alliance, commit to set interim targets to be achieved no later than 2030 for priority sectors, prioritize sectors with the greatest climate impact, publish emission levels and intensities annually, take into account the best available scientific knowledge, set initial targets within 18 months of joining and provide subsequent updates on an annual basis, and disclose progress against a transition strategy reviewed by the Board of Directors.


For further discussion, please refer to the UNepfi website->


Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Il Gruppo BPER, attraverso la capogruppo BPER Banca, ha aderito nel 2021 alla Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures al fine di effettuare un primo allineamento delle proprie strategie alle raccomandazioni in chiave di rischi e opportunità climatiche e migliorare la propria rendicontazione sulle tematiche climate-related.

La TCFD è stata costituita nel 2015 dal Financial Stability Board (FSB) per affrontare e quantificare i rischi generati dal cambiamento climatico sulla stabilità del sistema finanziario mondiale. Nel 2017, la TCFD ha sviluppato 11 raccomandazioni volte a promuovere maggiore trasparenza sui rischi finanziari legati al cambiamento climatico e a guidare le imprese nella rendicontazione delle informazioni di cui hanno bisogno gli investitori e i mercati finanziari per valutare i rischi e le opportunità legati al clima.
Annesso al Bilancio di Sostenibilità, è stato pubblicato il Report TCFD, a cui si rimanda per ulteriori approfondimenti.


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