As members of the UN’s Financial Centres for Sustainability network, Guernsey is at the forefront of the development of green and sustainable finance.

Sustainable Finance

Guernsey Green Finance Case Studies

We are fortunate to be blessed with so many far-sighted firms and organisations with strong commitments to sustainability. Read about some of them here.

Skipton International is the first Channel Island organisation in the banking sector to commit to the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), further strengthening its efforts towards a sustainable future. To enhance its current sustainability strategy, the Guernsey licensed bank now aligns itself to the UNEP FI’s ‘Principles for Responsible Banking’, which creates best working practice on topics from climate and nature to gender equality and financial inclusion.

Skipton’s commitment to the Principles for Responsible Banking is an important step towards aligning the banking sector with the UN Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals. Nearly 250 banks have joined this movement for change, which asks signatories to analyse their impact on people and the planet, set and implement targets and publicly report on their progress. The initiative aligns itself to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.