In collaboration with Financial engineering teams, we engineer and structure a broad range of sustainable innovative investment solutions, including equities, fixed income and credit.
At the SRP Awards Dinner, Natixis was awarded 3 awards for 2019 Best Proprietary Index Provider, Best Issuance Platform and Best Insurance Deal.
With 10+ years of experience and €3 bn worth assets under management, Natixis has developed a wide range of indices to address the growing need for a differentiated approach to climate and ESG investment across various geographical regions.
*as of November 2019
Paris, London, New York, Hong Kong
dedicated to the design of indices and quantitative strategies
We firmly believe that an investment approach based solely on carbon footprints is not beneficial for the climate. Rather a strategy aimed at addressing climate issues requiring exposure to high-stake sectors, as these sectors have the greatest potential for carbon savings. For example, we created the NXS Climate Optimum Prospective index: a composite smart beta strategy of stocks selected for their climate holistic performance designed to be used as the underlying for index-linked products.
Our assessment of a company's climate performance
Natixis has developed a range of responsible investment indices including the Protected Optimum World ESG Index designed for investors who seek to incorporate sustainability risks and opportunities in an optimized basket of global stocks.
Our value added
➤ Water index: Natixis’ water index embraces multifaceted water challenges and risks (i.e. resources), but also the preservation of marine ecosystems.
Being part of Groupe BPCE, Natixis strongly shares its commitment in susitainable development through concrete expression in two different ways:
Natixis is aligned to Groupe BPCE’s Framework of Sustainable Development Bond Program which is comprised of three pillars:
Commitment to regular issuance of Green Bonds and Social Bonds in a variety of formats and currencies.
Based on external research and generally-accepted principles ensuring transparency and common understanding of concepts such as the Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles, EU Taxonomy, March 2018 Globalizing Capital for Sustainable Finance, Multilateral development organization guidance (SDGs, Paris Agreement), Climate Bonds Initiative, and Academic research
The governance of the Sustainable Development Bond Program will be overseen by a Sustainable Bonds Governance Committee “the Committee".
1. Green Bonds - Renewable Energy address environmental sustainability. Loans refinanced should constitute a positive contribution to reduction of climate change effect (CO2 emissions) or other environmental challenges (eg sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, waste, water) through clean energy production, energy savings, or other type of actions.
1B. Green Bonds - Green Buildings address environmental sustainability. Loans shoul be dedicated to the development of new buildings / acquisition of existing buildings and renovation or dedicated energy efficiency improvement of existing buildings
2A. Social Bonds - Human Development address social sustainability challenges through contributions to economic systems key to human development (education, healthcare, , social inclusion social housing) and that could potentially seek to benefit people who live and work in economically and/or socially disadvantaged areas or communities.
2B. Social Bonds - Local Economic Development support regional and community development and resilience through financing of small businesses, SMEs, local authorities and non-profi organizations that seek to benefit people who live and work in economically and/or socially disadvantaged areas or communities.