The Equator Principles are intended to serve as a common baseline and framework for financial institutions to work in partnership with their Clients to identify, assess and manage
environmental and social risks and impacts in a structured way, on an ongoing basis. This Guidance Note provides an overview of the Equator Principles and their applicability to certain financial transactions and services, along with template contractual provisions for Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFIs) to refer to in connection with, and adapt for use in, financing agreements. EPFIs and other stakeholders should consult this Guidance Note in tandem with the Equator Principles themselves, and should not rely on this Guidance Note to the exclusion of the Equator Principles 4. Other documents and resources (such as Guidance Notes on particular implementation issues) are also available from the Equator Principles Association.