Financial Centres for Sustainability (FC4S) Europe is the regional node of the UN Environment FC4S global network.
At the financial centre level, FC4S Europe works to support pan-European green and sustainable finance efforts, including the EU Commission Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth. In its work, FC4S Europe is supported by the EU EIT Climate-KIC.
In September 2017, the FC4S global network was launched in Casablanca, Morocco. Consisting of 20 members, the network is structured as a partnership between financial centres and the UN Environment Programme, which acts as its Convenor and Secretariat.
The vision of the network is to support the rapid global growth of green and sustainable finance across the world’s financial centres. Supported by strengthened international connectivity and framework for common approaches, the network aims to accelerate the mobilisation of the trillions required to meet both the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
FC4S Europe activities are overseen by the FC4S network global Steering Group.
FC4S network financial centre founding network members include Astana, Casablanca, Dublin, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Lichtenstein, Milan, Paris, Seoul, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Stockholm, Toronto and Zurich.
Partners include the EU EIT Climate-KIC; UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment; UNEP Finance Inquiry; the Climate Bonds Initiative; and the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative.