Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative. The Compact’s ten principles of corporate responsibility bind companies to obligations related to human rights, working conditions, the environment, and anti-corruption.
“In our business we have strived to prove that finance can really steer societal development in a positive direction. Global Compact is our way to show that we are committed to continuous development of corporate and environmental responsibility. The networking opportunities it provides will also help us gain further knowledge in this field”, says Esa Kallio, president and CEO at MuniFin.
MuniFin has been a forerunner of sustainable finance in Finland by introducing the first green and social finance products in the country. This has also been noticed internationally. For example, MuniFin ranked 28th in the ESG risk assessment of nearly a thousand banks by Sustainalytics, the world’s largest independent provider of ESG research and ratings.
“Responsible business is long-term work, and stakeholders’ expectations on corporate responsibility are always growing. That is why we will keep self-evaluating and seeking the most important targets for development for our customers”, Kallio states.
Lenita Toivakka, executive director at Global Compact Network Finland, welcomes MuniFin to the network. “We’re happy to have an experienced and significant promoter of reponsibility such as MuniFin onboard. Our network gives them access to initiatives and programs to drive responsibility and sustainable growth even further”, she comments.
Global Compact Network Finland now includes more than a hundred companies.
MuniFin is also a member of the Finnishcorporate responsibilty network FIBS and Finland’s Sustainable Investment Forum Finsif. It is also a Climate Bonds Initiative partner and a WWF certicified Green Office.