Center of Expertise

PDBs' catalytic role in achieving the UN SDGs

30 Jan 2023

Natixis CIB's Green & Sustainable Hub accompanied the IDFC and its members in framing the notion of SDG alignment through a dedicated study and tailor-made advisory sessions.

Extended Taxonomy: in betweenness and elitism softening

05 Sep 2022

 
The Platform’s March 2022 recommendations on extending the Taxonomy are timely and meaningful, but unlikely to be politically endorsed. Nonetheless, market participants must not wait for unpredi...

The New Geography of Taxonomies

04 Oct 2021

In the field of sustainable finance, guidelines and standards are the bedrock of product design and market integrity. Private investing and funding strategies need anchoring definitions and undispu...

The Art of Social Bond Impact Reporting

16 Jun 2021

In Sustainable Finance, social issues have long been addressed through the lenses of risk factors and minimum safeguards. Conversely, Use-of-Proceeds Social Bonds focus on the contribution to adequ...

Financing green hydrogen’s development: clearing the hurdles

29 Mar 2021

Financing green hydrogen’s development: clearing the hurdles
- Offering systemic decarbonization solutions for entire sectors of industry and mobility, the hydrogen sector, in particular the green ...

Waste & Circular Economy: Deciphering green & sustainable challenges and opportunities of waste management

12 Jan 2021

This report explores the essential role played by waste management in transitioning the economy towards a more circular model. The concept of “circular” economy, based on maintaining over time the ...

Low-carbon hydrogen: sensing the path to large-scale deployment

22 Dec 2020

Long considered the energy carrier of the future, hydrogen has apparently entered a new era. With massive recovery plans in Europe heavily focused on the production and uses (mobility, industry) of...

U.S. 2020 Presidential Election

16 Oct 2020

The Great Divide
Opposing U.S. Climate Policy

Climate change is a topic of growing geopolitical and economic significance....

DESALINATION: Balancing the Socioeconomic Benefits and Environmental Costs

05 Oct 2020

This research report explores the numerous benefits and costs of desalination as a means of producing potable water. Desalination refers to the process of removing salts and other impurities from ...

Water economy: deciphering the challenges, financing the opportunities

22 Jan 2020

 The following research report draws on the basic fact that there can be no life without water. When scientists search for inhabitable planets, the very first question they ask when gazing into the...

Brown industries: the Transition Tightrope

07 Jan 2020

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 & Sustai...

Solving the Sustainable Development Goals Rubik’s Cube

21 Sep 2018

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 gov...