Transforming by building a sustainable world
The development of renewable energies was a core subject of discussion at the COP21 climate conference in November 2015 and is one of the main vectors for countries to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.
We support the development of sustainable energy and financed 38 new sustainable energy projects around the world in 2015, representing 65% of energy projects supported by the Bank overall.
Natixis has a track record of working proactively alongside clients to foster sustainable economic development. Our array of global expertise today covers the full set of energy transition issues.
Natixis also offers clients investment instruments devoted to fighting climate change, particularly through the specialist SRI subsidiary, Mirova. As an active member of the Green Bond Principles, Natixis supports the development of the fast-expanding green-bond market. The Bank also runs some of the largest multidisciplinary research teams on the market and strives to introduce methodological innovations that measure the contributions made to energy transition by individual projects.
Natixis also made two major commitments in 2015: the end to financing the coal industry worldwide and the signature of the Paris Action Climat charter with a view to limiting greenhouse gas emissions from the Bank’s various premises in the Paris area.
* SRI: Socially Responsible Investment
“ Financial institutions have a duty to accentuate the efforts already made to develop renewable energies around the world. The decision to end financing for the coal industry marks an important stage in our commitment to protecting the environment.” - Laurent Mignon, Chief Executive Officer, Natixis
Abstract from Target 2016, Natixis corporate document