UNEP FI 25-Year Anniversary

25 years ago, in 1992, Franz Knecht – founder of Connexis and then First Signatory Group Member representing Swiss Bank Corporation (SBC, now UBS) – Scott Vaughan – then brain behind and first Director of UNEP FI (now at International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) – and Ken Maguire (still at UNEP FI) participated in the founding ceremony of the then new United Nations Environmental Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

Now, 25 years later, many of the original representatives who participated in the foundation of the Program in 1992, reunited for its 25th anniversary in Geneva, Switzerland.

Franz Knecht, Scott Vaughan & Ken Maguire (from left) reunite at UNEP FI Anniversary

At the same time, many others from the Program’s founding days, like Otti Bisang from Credit Suisse, Sven Hansen from UBS and, last but not least, John Ganzi, who convinced the first set of members to join and found UNEP FI, were greatly missed at the Program’s 25th anniversary.