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Equator Principles

The Equator Principles serve as financial industry benchmark for determining, assessing and managing social & environmental risk in project financing.

The Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) have adopted these principles in order to ensure that the projects they finance are developed in a manner that is socially responsible and reflects sound environmental management practices. By doing so, negative impacts on project-affected ecosystems and communities should be avoided where possible, and if these impacts are unavoidable, they should be reduced, mitigated and/or compensated for appropriately.

EPFIs will only provide loans to projects that conform to Principles 1-9.