GREEN & SUSTAINABLE HUB

A UNIQUE
CROSS-ASSET SETUP

THE MOST INNOVATIVE INVESTMENT BANK FOR CLIMATE CHANGE & SUSTAINABILITY*

INTRODUCTION OF
A GREEN WEIGHTING FACTOR
FOR ALL CIB FINANCINGS

* Source: The Banker, Investment Banking Awards 2018

The Hub’s purpose is to develop CIB’s Green & Sustainable Finance activities in Europe but also in the Asia Pacific and Americas platforms.

It has two main missions:

DESIGN AND STEER PRODUCT INNOVATION
TO GENERATE AND DEVELOP "GREEN" REVENUES.

​ENHANCE SYNDICATION AND DISTRIBUTION BASES AND PROMOTE A "GREEN ORIGINATE TO DISTRIBUTE" (O2D) BUSINESS MODEL.

The Green & Sustainable Hub team has a global presence:

Paris

New York

Hong-Kong

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The team works closely with a network of 100 “Green Captains” coming from all CIB’s businesses and acting as ambassadors for green revenue generation efforts.

Our products & solutions

FINANCING

  • Green & Sustainable bonds and loans
  • Green infrastructure finance
  • Green real estate 
  • Green & Sustainable securitization 

INVESTING

  • Climate / ESG indices
  • Equity-linked green notes
  • Green Fixed Income structured notes

CENTER OF EXPERTISE

  • Flagship Reports
  • Sustainable Finance Watch
  • EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan

“The GSH team was conceived as a dedicated cross-asset task force involving all CIB’s areas of expertise to offer our clients the best funding and investment solutions with a deep green footprint. Our approach is unique on the market and based on strong convictions: one is that green idea is asset-class agnostic, another is a desire for green integrity, whereby the bank practices what it preaches.” 

Orith Azoulay

Orith Azoulay,
Global Head of Green & Sustainable Finance

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Our key differentiators

Widely recognized expertise

Most Innovative Investment Bank for Climate Change and Sustainability

Most Innovative Investment Bank for Climate Change and Sustainability

Source: The Banker, Investment Banking Awards 2018

#1 Best Credit Research Green Bonds / ESG

#1 Best Credit Research Green Bonds / ESG

Source: Euromoney - Fixed Income Survey 2018

#2 SRI Sustainability Research in Europe

#2 SRI Sustainability Research in Europe

Source: EXTEL 2017

True cross-assets approach

A true cross-assets approach

Innovation orientation

Green Repack

With the first ever Green CMBS, Green-labelled real estate loan, Green structured note “OAT39 Green Repack”

Close relationship with SRI Investors – Market Intelligence

Our Special Report on the EU Green Bond Standard

A bedrock for market rules and integrity

Natixis Green & Sustainable Hub is delighted to share with you our EU Green Bond Standard special report.

 

With this publication, Natixis GSH intends to raise understanding on what is at stake, on the key takeaways as well as providing you with our in-depth analysis of the EU GBS (compared with Green Bond Principles and observed market practices) and of the potential impact of such a standard on existing or coming Green Bonds.

 

This report is a second of a series. After our EU Taxonomy special report “Vade mecum to digest the 414-page Report from the TEG”, coming next our analysis of the Climate benchmarks and benchmarks’ ESG disclosures.

EU Taxonomy
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Our Special Report on the EU Taxonomy

Vade mecum to digest the 414-page Report from the TEG

Natixis Green & Sustainable Hub’s Center of Expertise is delighted to share with you our EU Taxonomy special report : “Vade mecum to digest the 414-page Report from the TEG”. 

With this publication, Natixis GSH intends to raise -awareness and understanding (in particular the Q&A and the stringency and usability activity assessment sheets) on what is at stake, on the tremendous work that has been done by the Technical Expert Group and the one that looms ahead.

This report is a first of series. Coming next our analysis of the EU Green Bond Standard and of on Climate benchmarks and benchmarks’ ESG disclosures.

OUR FIRST FLAGSHIP REPORT

September 2018 marks the 3rd anniversary of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that was agreed upon in September 2015 by 193 countries, and has since proven to be a rallying point for governments, businesses and investors. It applies for governments abroad and domestically and for companies inwardly and outwardly. Under conditions we tried to clarify, the 2030 Agenda could serve as unifying framework to tie together the sustainability disparate actions of governments, corporations, entrepreneurs, investors, and NGOs.

On this occasion, Natixis Green & Sustainable Hub’s Center of Expertise releases its first flagship report titled “Solving the Sustainable Development Goals Rubik’s Cube – An impact-based toolkit for issuers and investors”. This publication aims first at spurring methodical innovation. It identifies and proposes actionable tools for embedding SDG footprint assessment into corporate strategy and funding or portfolio management, and avoid evidence less contribution claims.

Our key enablers

Label New dimension

Natixis has fully integrated sustainability as a transverse theme in its 2018-2020 strategic plan “New Dimension”. It is committed to build on its historic sustainable expertise in order to achieve strong environmental and social strategic ambitions, including:

Improve our direct impact on the environment and support our communities.

Anticipate and manage the environmental and social risks of our core businesses.

Develop innovative offers to support our clients’ transition towards a more sustainable model, and thus position Natixis as a green and sustainable expert bank, asset manager and insurer.

OUR KEY ENABLERS

In line with its announcement during the Climate Finance Day in Paris, Natixis has built on its full range of sector expertise to develop an innovative Green Weighting Factor methodology.

This innovative mechanism provides for a positive adjustment on analytical RWA for deals that create affirmative climate and environmental action, while involving a negative adjustment on deals with an adverse environmental impact.

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