* 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:
The Green & Sustainable Hub team has a global presence:
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.
“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.”
Global Head of Green & Sustainable Finance
Source: The Banker, Investment Banking Awards 2018
Source: Euromoney - Fixed Income Survey 2018
Source: EXTEL 2017
Climate finance will fail in its mission if it continues to leave high emitting industries on its sidelines but a robust approach is necessary. During the whole of 2019, Natixis Green & Sustainable Hub has been developing an in-house methodology fed by market intelligence, investor survey and dialogue with issuers, SPOs providers and think tanks. This product-oriented methodology aims at accompanying companies in the funding of their transition or investors in identifying compelling transition opportunities.
Deciphering the challenges, financing the opportunities
Given the pervasiveness of water in natural processes and human activities, this study uses United Nations’ framework of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as Ariadne's thread to understand how water relates to the functioning of the biosphere and to socio-economic development.
This report has a triple purpose: First, deciphering the main water challenges and risks. Second, understanding the role of institutions, policies and the private sector in turning these challenges into business opportunities. Finally, outlining the role of green & sustainable finance in ensuring that economic activities able to provide solutions for water-related issues have the access to capital at the scale commensurate with the magnitude of these challenges.
Reality and consistency check
Natixis Green & Sustainable Hub is delighted to share with you its EU Climate Benchmarks special report: “Reality and consistency check”
Published on September 30th, the EU TEG Report on Benchmarks defined minimum technical criteria for the newly created EU Climate Benchmarks, as well as ESG disclosure requirements for all benchmarks.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.