Vision and Challenges

Message from the Head of Communications and Sustainable Development

2010 was a very positive year for Natixis. The implementation of the New Deal strategic plan provided our company with a new impulse and resulted in the return to profitability. This new impulse also helped consolidate our corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy, both in our business lines and in our operations, with many advancements being made in the field of sustainable development.


Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE, demonstrated that it is a major bank in the financing of green growth. With a strong commitment in the finance of renewable energy projects and management of funds dedicated to fighting global warming, Natixis also holds a first-rank position in the French SRI and solidarity-based management market.


The challenge is also to control environmental and social risks. This is why Natixis signed up to the Equator Principles in 2010, thus asserting its wish to participate in the management of SER risks in project finance.


Our responsibility also covers the management of our direct impact on the environment. In 2010, Natixis was certified once again for the environmental management of its buildings; it carried out a Bilan Carbone® carbon footprint assessment and thoroughly redrafted its purchasing policy.


In terms of HR policy, a development plan was implemented concerning six topics, i.e. career management and mobility, recruitment, training, compensation, labor relations and security, and efforts were continued towards the management of diversity and integration of people with disabilities.


Finally, Natixis confirmed its seven-year commitment to fighting malaria, alongside NGOs and research institutes, in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which UN member states must achieve by 2015.


Elisabeth de Gaulle