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Sustainable Taxonomy development worldwide: a standard-setting race between competing jurisdictions

29 Jul 2021
10 min.

9-minute read
On July 12, the Platform on Sustainable Finance published two draft reports about a social taxonomy proposal and an extension of the current green taxonomy to significantly harmful...

Brown Industries: Our Transition Tightrope

29 Apr 2021
1 min.

1-minute read
A seat for everyone is necessary at the climate action table. Sustainable Finance will fail in its mission if it continues to confine high-emitting industries to the sidelines.

Transitioning brown industries: a conditional appetite

01 Apr 2021
< 1 min.

In 2019, we conducted a global investor survey on the "transitioning of brown industries". It originates from the debate around the role and eligibility of high-emitting industries to climate finan...

BPCE issues €100 million of transition bonds, invested by AXA IM

14 Jan 2021
1 min.

2-minute read
BPCE issued in December its first EUR 100 million Transition Bond 100% subscribed by AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM), refinancing Natixis’ assets contributing to the energy transi...

France’s strategy on export financing: a stick and carrot approach with fossil fuels funding phasing out and a supporting factor for EU Taxonomy compliant activities

30 Nov 2020
13 min.

- 12-minute read -
The French Directorate-General of the Treasury handed a report to the Parliament on a climate strategy for public export financing last October. Through amendments to the 2021...

Rising risk on the financing of fossil fuels?

04 Feb 2020
9 min.

COP 25’s failure to have the World’s major economies revise upwards their CO2 emissions reduction targets filled in Paris in 2015 at the COP21 (see Morning line issue of 05/12/2019: Deciphering th...

Brown industries: the Transition Tightrope

07 Jan 2020
2 min.

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...

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