ESG

 

As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria become an increasingly important concern, we explore the challenges and the opportunities ahead.


Steering standards: Leadership Towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Steering standards: Leadership Towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Prominent business leaders discussed the alignment of the private sector with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Dual Digital: Data Analytics as an Enabler for Sustainability

Dual Digital: Data Analytics as an Enabler for Sustainability

The BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum's panellists discussed how they rely on new technologies and data to manage their sustainable roadmap.
Baking sustainability into finance

Baking sustainability into finance

Pierre Rousseau, BNP Paribas Senior Strategic Sustainable Business advisor, talks to L'Opinion about how sustainability could become the new normal in finance.
From ambition to action: Finance for a better tomorrow

From ambition to action: Finance for a better tomorrow

At the third BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum in Singapore, the emphasis was on putting the UN Sustainable Development Goals into action
Innovation as a driver for positive impact

Innovation as a driver for positive impact

Positive innovation means innovating for responsible projects. As part of its sustainability commitment, BNP Paribas signed a partnership with Sparknews.
Pathways to contain global warming

Pathways to contain global warming

Sébastien Soleille, BNP Paribas' Global Head of Energy Transition and Environment, responds to the key questions arising from the IPPC's latest special report.
Italy’s sustainable grid

Italy’s sustainable grid

How infrastructure players like Terna reap the benefit of a long-term commitment to sustainability through Green Bonds and ESG-linked Loans.
BNP Paribas granted Green Climate Fund accreditation

BNP Paribas granted Green Climate Fund accreditation

Accreditation marks an important milestone for BNP Paribas following its strategic shift in recent years to focus on the energy transition – and will allow the...
Connecting International Investors to China

Connecting International Investors to China

The opening of Chinese capital markets is creating an investment opportunity too big to ignore.
Leaping forward towards a sustainable future

Leaping forward towards a sustainable future

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provided the central roadmap for this year's BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum in Paris.
Going Bio: Sustainable Agricultural Practices

Going Bio: Sustainable Agricultural Practices

Agriculture sector is in the middle of a structural transformation aiming at fostering more sustainable and traditional practices.
BNP Paribas @ the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit

BNP Paribas @ the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit

BNP Paribas was a first-time sponsor of the 4th annual Summit with two speakers at the event.
Atomic Number One

Atomic Number One

How does the rediscovery of nature's lightest element power the green transition?
Bloomberg Sustainable Business & Finance Survey Highlights

Bloomberg Sustainable Business & Finance Survey Highlights

At the 2018 BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum in Paris, Bloomberg presented the findings of their Sustainable Business & Finance Survey.
Water infrastructure: time to open the investment tap

Water infrastructure: time to open the investment tap

Meeting the world's need for fresh water is even more challenging as water supply infrastructures are ageing and require investment.
The “Conférence Nationale”: switching business on to renewable energies

The “Conférence Nationale”: switching business on to renewable energies

The National Conference in Bercy underlined the growing opportunity for widespread adoption of renewable energy across the corporate sector.
Profile: Hervé Duteil speaks to Euromoney about global impact banking

Profile: Hervé Duteil speaks to Euromoney about global impact banking

One of 10 global sustainable finance leaders featured in Euromoney, Hervé Duteil talks social impact, mindsets and leadership – and how BNP Paribas is setting...
BNP Paribas named Sustainable Investment House of the Year 2018

BNP Paribas named Sustainable Investment House of the Year 2018

Sustainable finance at the heart of BNP Paribas' business agenda.
Driving electric

Driving electric

The transition to electric vehicles is underway. A critical roadblock on the path to full adoption is cost and capacity of batteries and support grid.
Investors to drive China’s green transformation

Investors to drive China’s green transformation

As fiduciary duty grows, investors see ESG as too big to ignore. Has the moment arrived for sustainable investing in China?
Danone’s Positive Incentive Financing Strategy

Danone’s Positive Incentive Financing Strategy

Thanks to the strong strategic commitment to a long-term sustainability, corporates and banks together are achieving a great outcome.
Sustainable innovation is in the air

Sustainable innovation is in the air

Airbus is taking a bold approach to innovation building on emerging technologies.
BNP Paribas expands lending to UK housing associations

BNP Paribas expands lending to UK housing associations

Sector proves fertile for bank's UK expansion plan and socially responsible lending strategy
Accommodating sustainability

Accommodating sustainability

AccorHotels Group draws on its position as a sustainable leader to take the lead in Positive Incentive Financing.
Wood is the new concrete

Wood is the new concrete

The construction industry is adapting its model to become more sustainable with new designs and technologies supporting the use of wood as core material.
The HLEG. Europe’s Call to Arms for Sustainable Finance

The HLEG. Europe’s Call to Arms for Sustainable Finance

European Authorities are taking sustainable policy seriously.
Awarded Best CSR Banking Group Europe

Awarded Best CSR Banking Group Europe

BNP Paribas has been named 'Best Corporate Social Responsibility Banking Group Europe 2017' by Global Banking & Finance Review
Financial innovation for societal transformation in emerging markets

Financial innovation for societal transformation in emerging markets

Andhra Pradesh has launched an unprecedented transformation programme towards sustainable agriculture.
Sustainable is spreading the green

Sustainable is spreading the green

Stan Dupre discusses how new regulations and pressure from investors are key to achieve the UN climate goals.
Green Bonds: A life of Impact

Green Bonds: A life of Impact

The financial industry endeavours to bring standardisation to the Green Bond market that offers investors a way to choose responsible projects to finance.
Blue Finance: a Deeper Shade of Green

Blue Finance: a Deeper Shade of Green

Demand for green bonds has risen over the past few years and there is now appetite to widen the scope to include the so-called "blue economy".
Three letters that have changed the investment landscape: E, S and G

Three letters that have changed the investment landscape: E, S and G

Environmental, Social and corporate Governance - ESG - and Sustainable Investing - SI - is a central topic for policymakers, institutional investors,...
How to nudge sustainability through financing

How to nudge sustainability through financing

Bpost, Belgium's leading postal operator, shows how banks can incentivise firms to reduce their carbon footprints and realise their sustainability goals.
Sharing in the spoils of a greener China

Sharing in the spoils of a greener China

China's huge progress in green finance under President Xi Jinping put to rest arguments that environmental protection must come at the expense of progress.
Collaboration at COP23

Collaboration at COP23

BNP Paribas sustainability specialists participated in COP23 events in partnership with the UNFCCC
Taking action to accelerate the energy transition

Taking action to accelerate the energy transition

A commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals means a commitment to rethinking how we all work. Now is the time to step up the pace. Here is why.
The path to greater transparency – green financial disclosure in China

The path to greater transparency – green financial disclosure in China

A key part of China's push to develop its green finance industry is improving the disclosure of environmental information.
A working COP setting the climate agenda for 2018

A working COP setting the climate agenda for 2018

The 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) took place from 6 – 17 November in Bonn, Germany.
BNP Paribas Global Sustainable Future forum

BNP Paribas Global Sustainable Future forum

BNP Paribas global Sustainable Future Forum series gathered clients to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by sustainability.
2 Degrees of Separation

2 Degrees of Separation

Stan Dupré, Founder and Executive Director of 2° Investing Initiative, discusses technology and how he would redesign the concept of ESG.
Atypical profilers against cybercrime

Atypical profilers against cybercrime

In a changing world Aspertise leverages on the cognitive abilities of talented developers with Asperger syndrome to provide technology solutions.
From laggard to leader : China embraces green finance

From laggard to leader : China embraces green finance

With the US administration stepping back from the Paris climate agreement, China is emerging as a global leader in environmental policy.
BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum hosted in Paris

BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum hosted in Paris

BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum gathered corporate and institutional clients to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition.
BNP Paribas sponsors PRI in person conference 2017

BNP Paribas sponsors PRI in person conference 2017

BNP Paribas has sponsored the PRI - Principles for Responsible Investment - in Person conference.
Great Expectations: ESG

Great Expectations: ESG

Our ESG Global Survey 2017 looks at the relationship between asset owners and asset managers, and how the obstacles to ESG are shifting around the world.
BNP Paribas celebrates World Environment Day

BNP Paribas celebrates World Environment Day

BNP Paribas celebrated World Environment Day with a host of interesting events including a sustainability fair, and expert climate change talks.
A Four Step Process for Modelling Climate Risk

A Four Step Process for Modelling Climate Risk

Climate scenario modelling has now moved beyond simple risk management to become a genuine strategic imperative
BNP Paribas commits to become 'carbon neutral' by end-2017

BNP Paribas commits to become 'carbon neutral' by end-2017

BNP Paribas commits to becoming carbon neutral by the end of the year in terms of the CO2 emissions arising from its own operations.
Sustainable series

Sustainable series

BNP Paribas hosted numerous Sustainable Finance events across the EMEA region, engaging with external specialists on the topic of sustainability.
Millennials will change your business - the question is how

Millennials will change your business - the question is how

The largest generational cohort, understanding millennials and their preferences should be a priority. How can financial institutions enhance their appeal?
It's all in the Balance

It's all in the Balance

Why sound investing means incorporating ESG criteria into decision-making
A new value-chain for Sustainable Responsible Investing

A new value-chain for Sustainable Responsible Investing

The World Bank's first equity-linked bond to explicitly support the SDGs is redefining the role of capital markets in promoting sustainable development.
Biodiversity, the fundamental challenge for Yves Rocher

Biodiversity, the fundamental challenge for Yves Rocher

Yves Rocher, the world's largest producer of cork products, has made innovation a top priority in an industry that is centuries-old. Here is how.
ESG, a factor in sustainable investment

ESG, a factor in sustainable investment

Incorporating six environmental, social and corporate governance principles as part of the investor toolkit means a more sustainable financial system.
Game changers - adapting to new digital and esg frontiers

Game changers - adapting to new digital and esg frontiers

After notching up five wins in its prestigious annual awards in 2016, BNP Paribas talked to Structured Products Europe about how business is changing.
Asia Asset Management's inaugural ESG roundtable

Asia Asset Management's inaugural ESG roundtable

BNP Paribas Investment Partners sponsors Asia Asset Management's inaugural ESG roundtable.
Reinforcing client relationships through CSR engagement

Reinforcing client relationships through CSR engagement

Finnish forest industry company UPM and BNP Paribas' shared commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility has benefited both firms.
Asia spurred into action on sustainability

Asia spurred into action on sustainability

More than 400 clients from nearly 20 countries attended BNP Paribas' Sustainable Future Forum in Singapore – with ESG under the spotlight in Asia-Pacific.
Amorim's faith in cork pays off

Amorim's faith in cork pays off

Corticeira Amorim, the world's largest producer of cork products, has made innovation a top priority in an industry that is centuries-old. Here is how.
BNP Paribas wins top honours for climate change and sustainability

BNP Paribas wins top honours for climate change and sustainability

The Banker magazine has named BNP Paribas "Most Innovative Bank for Climate Change and Sustainability 2016".
Sustainability: the new driver for institutional investors

Sustainability: the new driver for institutional investors

Why investors are increasingly considering ESG issues within their investment decision-making process.
Sustainability : the fundamental challenge

Sustainability : the fundamental challenge

How the agreement of the COP 21 will foster the transition towards new business models.
Governance, cost and sustainable investing

Governance, cost and sustainable investing

The world's leading pension funds, superannuation funds and insurance companies are rethinking their strategies.
Sustainability: A question of Incentives

Sustainability: A question of Incentives

A combination of government intervention and private sector engagement to move ESG objectives forward in Asia

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