Fair Finance International (FFI) is an international civil society network of over 100 CSO partners and allies, coordinated by Oxfam Novib, 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, policy holders and citizens to demand more socially responsible, fair, and sustainable investments. An overview of the methodology and research process can be found here.
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, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, Southern Africa, 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 organizations, environmental groups, and consumer organizations. 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 thorough methodology to assess and monitor bank policies and practices.
Through this, FFI provides evidence-based research and analysis for critical dialogues with banks and financial institutions, 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 learn more about how your organization can join or start a Fair Finance Coalition, please contact Fair Finance International at email@example.com