Fair Finance International (FFI) is an international civil society network of 70 CSOs, initiated by Oxfam, that seeks to strengthen the commitment of banks and other financial institutions to social, environmental and human rights standards.
As a global network we use a rigorous methodology to assess, report on, and campaign for more responsible investment policies & practices. By benchmarking the investment policies and practices of financial institutions in critical areas such as human rights and climate impact, we enable consumers and policy holders to demand more socially responsible, fair, and sustainable investments.
FFI builds on a pioneering model developed in the Netherlands since 2009, followed by a similar initiative in Brazil in 2011, which demonstrated the potential for bringing about positive change in the ways the financial sector invests.
The FFI network is currently active in:
Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, Norway , Sweden, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam. Each coalition is composed of civil society groups with expertise in areas relevant to monitoring and assessing the financial sector, and often includes development and human rights organisations, labour unions, environmental groups, and consumer organisations. All Asian coalitions work together on a regional base within the Fair Finance Asia program, working in close coordination with FFI.
The Fair Finance coalitions have, together with Profundo, developed a rigorous methodology to assess and monitor bank policies and practices.
Through this, FFI provides evidence-based research and analysis for critical dialogues with banks, for informing the public, and for ensuring improved democratic oversight of financial institutions.
Interested in joining?
Fair Finance International is expanding to new countries and regions. To know more about how your organization can join or start a Fair Finance Guide, please contact Fair Finance International coordinator, Kees Kodde - firstname.lastname@example.org