The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) officially welcomed its most recent member in South Africa on 29th November. The membership of The Land and Agricultural Bank of South Africa (Land Bank) became official at a signing ceremony held in Pretoria after Mr. Phakamani Hadebe, CEO of Land Bank, and Ms. Madeleine Ronquest, UNEP FI Co-Chair signed the ‘UNEP Statement by Financial Institutions on Sustainable Development’. This event marks an important step in Land Bank’s journey towards an integration as a responsible member of the global economy, with the launch of the bank’s Environmental and Social Sustainability Programme. ‘We are proud of welcoming Land Bank as part of the UNEP FI family and its African Task Force’ said Madeleine Ronquest, UNEP FI Co-Chair and Chair of the African Task Force.