In 2003, 10 of the largest commercial banks in the world agreed to the so-called Equator Principles: a set of policies for financial institutions to determine, assess and manage environmental and social risks in project finance. By 2005 end, 37 of the world's largest private financial institutions signed it. The principles' overall framework is based on environmental and social safeguard policies, pollution standards and environmental and social risk categorisation system.

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Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the 10-country grouping, have agreed to create a fund to support environmental projects in the region. The fund, that could be up to