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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....

What role for natural gas in the transition towards a low-carbon economy?

14 Oct 2020

The present study explores the potential role of natural gas in achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, a milestone for the achievement of the Paris Agreement signed in 2015.
The place of natural gas ...

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 ...

TEG 101 - EU Taxonomy of sustainable activities

10 Sep 2020

Editorial
Within a year, unprecedented efforts allowed to deliver a sort of “encyclopedia” of sustainability. Fortunately, the 414-page report released on June 18 by the Technical Expert Group on...

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...

TEG 101 - EU Climate Benchmarks

21 Nov 2019

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 Ben...

Why we need a shaded taxonomy from green to brown and in between

28 Oct 2019

As a part of The European Files magazine on sustainable finance, Natixis shared its position on the European Union's work.

“Favouring or penalizing specific assets on the basis of environmental c...

Christine Lagarde sees climate change as “mission critical” for the ECB and opens the door to EU taxonomy-based asset purchases programs

11 Sep 2019

Climate change was extensively discussed during C. Lagarde’s nomination hearing 
Climate change emerged as an influential topic during the public hearing of Ms. Christine Lagarde by the European...

“New Horizon” speech from Mark Carney

28 Mar 2019

Authors: Cédric Merle, Radek Jan
 
“The task is large, the window of opportunity is short, and the stakes are existential”
 
Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England (BoE), made the conclud...

Risk weighting adjustments for green/brown assets

28 Feb 2019

Author: Cédric Merle
 
I. Recent recommendations on capital requirements for Brown / Green assets from the French national assembly
 
A report released on January 30, 2019[1],  from a Committee cha...

2018 Climate Finance Day: Our key Takeaways

28 Dec 2018

Author: Cédric Merle
Green & Sustainable Finance Watch
Topics of the day: Climate Finance Day
Our key takeaways
 
A few days ahead of COP 24 in Poland, the 4th edition of the Climate Finance Day su...

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...

The Next Big Challenge: Greening the Belt and Road Initiative

08 Mar 2018

 
 
The Belt and Road (B&R) is China’s multi-billiondollar connectivity initiative across Eurasia and Africa. It spans nearly 70 countries, accounting for a third of global GDP, and will be th...

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