By William Oxby, Partner, Brisbane, Antony Crockett, Senior Consultant, Hong Kong and Louise Kruger, Senior Associate, Brisbane.

The Equator Principles (EPs) is a risk management framework adopted by financial institutions to determine, assess and manage environmental and social risks of the projects they finance. Established in 2003, the EPs have been adopted by 96 financial institutions in 37 countries. These financial institutions are known as Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs).

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