Policies & strategies

Integrity policies

GCF’s integrity policies set out GCF’s approach to maintaining the highest integrity standards across its activities and operations. They establish the principles and minimum standards of internal Anti-Money Laundering / Countering Financial Terrorism (AML/CFT) controls and define specific conduct and activities which are prohibited by the GCF, including the institutional response in case of allegations. They also set out general principles, protections and remedies for whistleblowers and witnesses, the obligations of GCF Covered Individuals to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment (SEAH) and set out the process of administrative remedies and exclusions against counterparties.

Policies and decisions

Prohibited practices, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism
3 policies
Adopted by decision B.22/19. Establishes the specific conduct and activities which are prohibited, the obligations of Covered Individuals and Counterparties to uphold the highest standards of integrity, and the actions which the GCF may take when prohibited practices are alleged to have occurred in Fund-related Activities.
Adopted by decision B.18/10 (a). Outlines the principles and minimum standards of internal AML/CFT controls which should be adhered to by the GCF to mitigate reputational, regulatory, legal and financial loss risks.
Adopted by decision B.23/15 (a). These AML/CFT Standards set the minimum and mandatory benchmarks to prevent, detect, and investigate money laundering and financing of terrorism, and to control and manage related risk.
Prevention and protection from Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Harassment
1 policy
Adopted by decision B.BM-2021/08. This policy sets out the obligations for GCF Covered Individuals to prevent and respond to SEAH and to refrain from condoning, encouraging, participating in, or engaging in SEAH.
Protection of whistleblowers and witnesses
1 policy
Adopted by decision B.BM-2018/21. Sets out the general principles, protections and remedies for whistleblowers and witnesses, procedural safeguards, monitoring and reporting guidelines.
Administrative remedies and exclusions
1 policy
Adopted by decision B.BM-2021/09. Sets out the administrative process by which the Fund determines, through administrative proceedings or settlements, whether or not to apply administrative remedies and exclusions against counterparties found to have engaged in prohibited practices in connection with Fund-related Activities.
Retired
3 policy
Interim policy on prohibited practices
Adopted by decision B.12/31 (h); superseded by decision B.22/19. Set out the Fund’s interim policy on prohibited practices to be observed by accredited entities, and readiness partners - part of the AMA template.
Interim policy on the protection from Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Harassment
Adopted by decision B.22/18; superseded by decision B.BM-2021/08. This interim policy set out the protection from SEAH within the GCF.
Updated policy on the prevention and protection from Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Abuse, and Sexual Harassment
Adopted by decision B.23/16; superseded by decision B.BM-2021/08. Set clear obligations for GCF covered individuals and its counterparties to prevent and respond to SEAH and to refrain from condoning, encouraging, participating in, or engaging in SEAH.