The NCFA Secretariat is comprised of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Global Canopy Programme.



UNEP FI is a unique global partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the global financial sector. UNEP FI works closely with over 200 financial institutions who are Signatories to the UNEP FI Statements, and a range of partner organizations, to develop and promote linkages between sustainability and financial performance. Through peer-to-peer networks, research and training, UNEP FI carries out its mission to identify, promote, and realise the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations.



Global Canopy is an innovative, entrepreneurial non-profit organization. We work on the market forces driving deforestation. We focus on the corporate supply chains that are cutting forests them down, and the big finance behind funding forest destruction.

Our work brings unprecedented transparency to the complex global supply chains that run from farms in forest regions to consumers worldwide, and to the trillions of dollars in investment and lending that power them.