Environmental & Social Responsibility

Combining value creation and commitment

As a key source of financing for the economy, Natixis has a role to play in the transition to a sustainable development, and in 2017 decided to further its environmental and social responsibility (ESR) ambitions.

Environmental and Social Responsibility – or ESR – is one of the key components of
Natixis’ 2018-2020 strategic plan, New Dimension. 

It involves managing the social and environmental risks of our business operations, but it is also a performance driver, fostering efforts to develop innovative products and solutions to support our clients as they make their own transition to a more sustainable business model.

Our ESR policy rests on three key pillars :

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Green and sustainable business development

Contributing to energy transition and supporting our clients in their transition towards a sustainable business model

Direct impact and onboarding

Raising staff awareness, reducing our environmental footprint, applying a responsible purchasing policy and getting involved in community-minded initiatives

Risk management

Integrating ESG criteria into our financing and investment operations



Beyond those key pillars, Natixis' ESR policy is also driven by strong commitments and recognized extra-financial performance.