Environmental Bankers Association (EBA) is a non-profit trade association that represents the financial services industry, including bank and non-bank financial institutions, insurers, asset management firms and those who provide services to them. Its members include lending institutions, property & casualty and life insurers, the environmental consulting and appraisal community, and attorneys. The EBA was established in 1994 in response to heightened sensitivity to environmental risk issues, and the need for environmental risk management, sustainable development, and due diligence policies and procedures in financial institutions. Membership in the EBA is not limited to financial institutions. Currently, our membership includes property & casualty insurers and brokers, environmental consultants, appraisers and environmental information management firms, and environmental, real estate and trust attorneys in addition to the financial sector.
The EBA meets formally twice a year. The meetings provide not only a forum to promote the exchange of environmental risk management and sustainable development lending information and technical expertise, but also provides the opportunity for our members to network.
To protect and preserve bank net income and assets from environmental exposure and liability resulting from lending and trust activities through the deployment of environmental risk management.
Enhance visibility and awareness of environmental risk management's global role in promoting environmentally sound lending and fiduciary activities, sustainable development, and new concepts of social responsibility for the financial services industry.