On 11 May 2021, the United Nations Environment Programme published guidance on financial inclusion and financial health target setting.
The guidance supports signatory banks in their efforts to set targets for financial inclusion and financial health, in line with the requirements of the Principles for Responsible
Banking. Using the guide, banks can understand how to align their core business with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 1 (no poverty), SDG 5 (gender equality), SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth), SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), and SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals). The guidance outlines the key steps for setting targets to drive increasing economic and social inclusion, followed by two illustrative examples of targets in financial inclusion and financial health.