REPUBLIC Financial Holdings Ltd (RFHL) has signed on to the UN Principles for Responsible Banking.
This is an agreement developed through a partnership with commercial banks worldwide and the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).
This agreement is aimed at aligning the global banking sector with the objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
RFHL president and CEO Nigel Baptiste said, "We are proud to be the first signatory in the English-speaking Caribbean." He explained the group hopes to make a difference in poverty, education, the role of women in society, climate change, sustainable agricultural practices, the blue economy and more, through this initiative.