SHIFTING FINANCIAL SYSTEMS AWAY FROM HARMFUL PRACTICES TO THOSE THAT RESPECT AND PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE PLANET.

 

Trillions in investments used responsibly and sustainably have the power to address the most important challenges we face today. Where finance goes today, the world goes tomorrow.

Our network of over 100 CSOs works to strengthen the commitment of all financial institutions to act on and adhere to Social, Environmental, and Human Rights standards. Read their opinions here.

FINANCING DRIVING THE CLIMATE CRISIS

 

The “Dia do Fogo” or ‘Day of Fires’ in August 2019 put the Brazilian Amazon in the headlines around the world and caused international alarm. The fires that raged contributed to the deforestation of up to 1.2 million hectares in 2019 alone - more than 60% of that being in the Amazon. Since that day, deforestation alerts in the Amazon have grown 34.5%, pushing this eco-system to a climate-critical tipping point.

 

The Fair Finance International (FFI) network carried out three large studies analyzing how much money is really being invested in companies with a high risk of involvement in deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado.

By bringing together data from financial institutions active in Germany, Norway and the Netherlands, FFI revealed billions in investments in these companies. Read more

FAIR FINANCE GUIDES
The Fair Finance Guides provide consumers with information on the policies and practices of their financial institutions, both at home and abroad.

Fair Finance Vietnam members include: OxfamCEPEW,WarecodMEC.

A regional network of civil society organizations

Fair Finance International collaborates and partners with Fair Finance Asia, a regional network of over 70 Asian civil society organizations committed to ensuring that financial institutions’ funding decisions in the region respect the social and environmental well-being of local communities.

Through our cross-collaboration we support sustainable financing initiatives and knowledge sharing, and strengthen the evidence base in cases of harmful investments to better hold financial institutions to account. By connecting these diverse national, regional and global perspectives the Fair Finance network as a whole can advise on and advocate for meaningful changes to financing systems, with positive results for citizens and communities.

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