How are the UN Principles for Responsible Banking being implemented by banks?

  • 22 September 2021
  • Conference
Event Details

This year’s Annual Banking Conference will be held virtually on 21st, 22nd and 23rd September 2021 (each day’s session to run from 8am -9.30 am BST). 

Join us for the second webinar of the series where our expert panel will discuss "How are the UN Principles for Responsible Banking being implemented by banks?"

During the session the panel will discuss:

  • What initiatives are banks, in different regions, implementing to align with themselves UN PRB’s both externally (with customers) and internally (in terms of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) training of their staff, for instance) to raise their colleagues’ capability?

  • What initiatives are working, the lessons learnt and the challenges faced, and how have those challenges been overcome by banks?

  • What more could be done to raise awareness of the Principles and their implications beyond specialist teams in banks?

Keynote Speaker

Oliver Holbourn

Oliver Holbourn

NatWest Group | Director of Strategy and Ventures


Oliver is currently Director of Strategy and Ventures and holds responsibility for Group Strategy, Sustainability, Economics, Ventures, and Corporate Development. He was appointed an attendee of Group ExCo in November 2019.

Oliver joined RBS in September 2018 from UK Financial Investments (UKFI) where he was latterly CEO, with responsibility for managing the government’s shareholdings in RBS, Lloyds Banking Group, and UK Asset Resolution.

Before joining UKFI Oliver worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for nearly 14 years, where he undertook various roles including head of equity syndicate for Europe and head of UK equity capital markets origination.

Oliver holds a BA, Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford


Rafe Haneef

Rafe Haneef

CIMB Group | Chief Executive Officer | Group Transaction Banking


Rafe Haneef is the Chief Executive Officer, Group Transaction Banking and Group Chief Sustainability Officer at CIMB.

In his capacity as Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Haneef has the responsibility for driving sustainability, which includes reducing environmental footprints and increasing ESG handprints, across CIMB group’s own operations, financing products and services, and through CSR initiatives in education, economic empowerment, environment, health and community wellbeing.

Previously, as CEO of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad, Haneef was in charge of the Group’s Islamic banking and finance franchise and was instrumental in the inclusion of CIMB Islamic in the Value-based Intermediation (VBI) Community of Practitioners, working to develop VBI together with Bank Negara Malaysia to contextualise and drive sustainability within Islamic finance institutions in Malaysia.

He played a vital role in CIMB Group being a member of RFI as well as a founding member to the UNEP FI. Haneef received a Master of Laws (LL.M) from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from International Islamic University Malaysia.

We are delighted to have AICBFINSIA, IIBF and TABF as supporting partners of this Conference. 

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Date and Schedule

Wednesday 22nd September

08:00 - 09:30 am BST

Booking Details

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