Equator Principles Association
(2010; UK; 94 financial institutions from 37 countries; equator-principles.com)
A risk management framework adopted by financial institutions, to determine, assess and manage environmental and social risk in projects. It is primarily intended to provide a minimum standard for due diligence and monitoring to support responsible risk decision-making. The EPs apply globally to four financial products 1) Project Finance Advisory Services 2) Project Finance 3) Project-Related Corporate Loans and 4) Bridge Loans.