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CHB put responsible financing into practice, officially becomes a signatory of Equator Principles.

  1. Today (April 22, Earth Day) Chang Hwa Bank (CHB) has announced its official adoption of the Equator Principles (EPs) becoming a member of the Equator Principle Association. By adoption of EPs, CHB will integrate environmental and social risk management into its project financing reviewing processes, and further establish necessary control mechanism to strive for environmental protection and social care.
  1. CHB has been abiding by the spirit of the Equator Principles prior adoption since 2017. Now as an Equator Principle Financial Institution (EPFI), CHB will completely follow the Equator Principles to establish a more comprehensive and complete risk management mechanism. With the adoption of Equator Principles, CHB could encourage and guide its clients to strengthen ESG and to minimize operational risks stemming from climate change. Meanwhile, it can reduce the risks associated with financing provided by CHB. 
  1. Under the leadership of Chairperson, Joanne Ling, CHB has been actively pursuing sustainable developments. In addition to support green finance such as the green technology industry financing, financing for renewable energy power generation enterprises, low-carbon sustainable project loans, and offshore wind power industry loan, CHB has also implemented responsible investment strategy to build a sustainable financial governance framework. 
  1. The Bank’s outstanding sustainability achievements in 2021 include, signed up and became a supporter for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), passed TCFD third-party verification, attained “B” management level from CDP climate change questionnaire for 3 consecutive years, and received 2021 “Banking for Woman Initiative of the Year-Taiwan” by Asian Banking & Finance Magazine. On top of above, the Bank is also selected as a constituent stock of the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for 5 consecutive years.
  1. CHB pays attention to the relevant international standards, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement, and the United Nations Global Compact (the UN Global Compact). The Bank incorporates the concept of corporate sustainability into its core business programs and activities. Meanwhile, the Bank commits to all stakeholders to improve sustainable actions of environmental (E), social (S), and governance (G) continually for establishing a sustainable service model.
    Established in June 2003, the Equator Principles is a globally recognized risk management framework, adopted by financial institutions, for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in projects and is primarily intended to provide a minimum standard for due diligence and monitoring to support responsible risk decision-making. For more information, please visit the Equator Principles website:  https://www.equator-principles.com