unicaja-banco-sede-nombre

Unicaja Banco signs the international Statement from Business Leaders for a Renewed Gobal Cooperation, fostered by the UN Global Compact

The bank joined the UN Global Compact in 2013, and now it signs on to this statement, within the framework of its sustainability and CSR policy, and it commits to promote inclusive strategies and based on the values of the 2030 Agenda

22 SEP 2020

3 Min reading

Unicaja Banco has signed the ‘Statement from Business Leaders for a Renewed Global Cooperation’, fostered by the United Nations Global Compact, on the 75th anniversary of the UN and 20th of the Global Compact, and which aims to unite businesses in favour of a global cooperation based on human rights and sustainable development, as well as on ethical leadership and good governance. The statement also supports the SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) 16: peace, justice and strong institutions.

 

The bank joined the UN Global Compact in 2013, and now it signs on to this statement, within the framework of its sustainability and CSR policy, and it commits to promote inclusive strategies and based on the values of the 2030 Agenda.

 

The ‘Statement from business leaders for renewed global cooperation’ was presented to the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on Monday 21 September, at the UN Private Sector Forum, and it has been signed by business leaders from more than 100 countries, including Unicaja Banco.

 

The UN Global Compact calls companies around the world to support inclusive multilateralism and to unite stakeholders everywhere to tackle the world’s greatest challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects.

 

Furthermore, the statement calls governments to protect human rights, create an enabling environment to serve the interests of people and planet and enhance multilateralism and global governance to build resilience and achieve the SDGs.

 

The importance of sustainability and CSR for Unicaja Banco

 

Unicaja Banco integrates the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria in the core of its business strategy, management tools, sale of financial products and services and in the development of its action plans.

 

In that sense, Unicaja Banco has established a set of commitments included in an ‘Action Plan on Sustainable Finance’, recently approved by the Board of Directors.

 

The bank joined the UN Global Compact in 2013, and the 2030 Agenda, in 2017. Furthermore, Unicaja Banco, on the occasion of the COP25 on climate change held in Madrid, signed, along with more than twenty Spanish financial institutions, a collective agreement on climate change, promoted by the Spanish Banking Association (AEB, Asociación de la Banca Española) and by CECA, under which banks committed to reduce the carbon footprint in its credit portfolios, in a way that is measurable under internationally approved criteria, and in line with the targets set at the Paris Agreement.

 

In addition to other initiatives, the bank also participates in the International Training Center for Authorities and Leaders (Cifal) in Malaga, a project of UN’s UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research).

  • Institucional

Noticias Relacionadas

Unicaja Banco publishes a new issue of its report ‘Situación económica y perspectivas de las provincias de Andalucía’ (no. 3/2020)

Unicaja Banco publishes a new issue of its report ‘Situación económica y perspectivas de las provincias de Andalucía’ (no. 3/2020)

Unicaja Banco has published the issue number 3 of its quarterly report ‘Situación económica y perspectivas de las provincias de Andalucía’ (Economic Situation and Outlook of the Andalusia Provinces), prepared by Analistas Económicos de Andalucía 05 NOV 2020
Read news
Unicaja Banco earns €77 million in the first nine months of the year after setting aside extraordinary provisions for €166 million due to COVID-19

Unicaja Banco earns €77 million in the first nine months of the year after setting aside extraordinary provisions for €166 million due to COVID-19

Grupo Unicaja Banco posts, in the nine months to September 2020, a net profit of €77 million, after booking extraordinary provisions for €166 million to cover the potential economic impact of the pandemic 03 NOV 2020
Read news
Unicaja Banco’s General Meeting approves to allocate 77.52 million to reserves and to reduce its share capital to redeem shares held as treasury stock

Unicaja Banco’s General Meeting approves to allocate 77.52 million to reserves and to reduce its share capital to redeem shares held as treasury stock

The Shareholders’ Meeting, held today remotely, following the ECB’s sectorial recommendation not to pay dividends until 1 January 2021, has resolved to allocate to voluntary reserves the amount of 77.52 million euros 28 OCT 2020
Read news

For Unicaja Banco S.A., the holder of the web page, it is important to adapt to your tastes and preferences, for which we use own and third-party cookies, that gather connection data that may be linked to your registration user name, the purpose of which is to measure traffic and user interaction with the web page, to help to improve operation of the web content, as well as the services and products offered, preparing behaviour profiles, while always protecting your privacy. You may transparently choose the configuration that suits you best, without that causing any change in your usual operations.