Experts' profiles - Philip Walker
Philip Walker
Philip Walker is Project Manager at United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), a global partnership between UNEP and over 160 financial institutions to advance sustainability in the finance sector. UNEP FI is a public private partnership of the UNEP Division of Techonolgy, Industry and Economics (DTIE).

Following several years working with institutional investors and private clients at Capital International and Merrill Lynch, Philip was hired by UNEP FI in November 2004 where he is Project Manager of the Asset Management Working Group (AMWG) and African Task Force (ATF). In these roles Philip is mandated to both advance the mainstream integration of environmental, social and governance issues in investment decision-making, as well as promote and implement responsible investment and sustainable finance in Africa. In an effort to identify and promote best practice and build business cases, Philip works with financial sector partners that range from asset managers, institutional investors and multinational banks to development finance institutions and specialists in commercial microfinance.

Between 2005 and 2006, Philip was member of the UNEP Finance Initiative / UN Global Compact project team that facilitated the development of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), a global investor framework to integrate environment, social and governance issues in investment decision-making. Launched by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan at the New York Stock Exchange in April 2006, the PRI count 200 signatories with assets of roughly US$ 9000 billion.

Philip holds a Joint Honours Bachelors Degree in Economics and Geography from the University of Wales as well as certificates in Environmental Management and Capital Market Development from the University of Geneva and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
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