A new type of financing in the form of social bonds has the potential to improve the lives of some of the world's poorest people.
As Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria become an increasingly important concern, we explore the challenges and the opportunities ahead.
At BNP Paribas' virtual Global Markets Americas Conference, authorities in ESG discussed key sustainability trends for the investment community.
Can tourism be more sustainable? France's popular historical theme park Puy du Fou shows how through conservation efforts the sector can make a difference.
EQT signs the largest ever ESG-linked fund facility, targeting social and environmental targets across all portfolio companies. This is why it matters.
In October 2020, BNP Paribas will give ambitious graduates an opportunity to make a difference in its new Sustainability Graduate Programme – comprising three...
Energy efficiency is key in reducing harmful emissions, but investment is stagnating. How can we stimulate funding and generate new solutions?
In late May, Corporación Andina de Fomento, the Development Bank of Latin America, issued its first Covid-19 Response Bond.
BNP Paribas' Head of Engagement Transformation Gwen Yu discusses how sustainable finance can protect biodiversity and natural capital in a post Covid-19 world.
Siemens Gamesa's €600m inaugural sustainability-linked syndicated guarantee facility shows how firms can use the tools of finance to help pioneer change.
Social bonds are on the rise as supranationals and agencies raise capital to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. With green bonds having dominated sustainable capital...
Bpifrance has become the first French issuer to launch a Covid-19 response bond, whose proceeds will be used to support companies.
Export-Import Bank of Korea leads the return of Asian green bonds in the region's primary market since early March in the wake of Covid-19.
The lockdown's effect on CO2 emissions is temporary, but does it give us a glimpse of what a fossil-free world could look like?
Proceeds from Cassa depositi e prestiti SpA's €1 billion dual tranche 3-year and 7-year senior unsecured transaction to respond to the Covid-19 emergency and sustain...
The COVID-19 pandemic is refocussing sustainable finance to include social SDGs, argues Constance Chalchat, BNP Paribas CIB's head of company engagement.
Proceeds from NIB's first-of-its-kind €1bn Response Bond and EIB's €1bn Sustainability Awareness Bond to provide healthcare, as well as other financial support...
Recognition for BNP Paribas' sustainable finance markets team in this year's Bond Awards affirms the bank's market-leading role in supporting corporates.
As the world grapples with the threat of the Covid-19 coronavirus, more capital – in the form of social bonds – must be urgently deployed to support healthcare...
A new University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership report examines how banks can help transform the economy to a low-carbon one by 2030.
BNP Paribas' sustainable events in 2019 brought together the world's leading investors, borrowers and policymakers to discuss everything from transition finance...
BNP Paribas' sustainable finance teams supported gas distribution network provider Cadent in the launching of the UK's first ever transition bond.
Motus's £120 million sustainability-linked loan builds on its landmark 2019 transaction – highlighting the ongoing rapid growth of ESG financing.
Electricity Supply Board signed a new €1.4bn sustainability-linked loan targeting decarbonisation, marking the first SLL for an Irish utility.
2020 is a critical year for the world to deliver on our commitments to the Paris Agreement. But questions remain over Asia's commitment.
Our specialists debate the growth of the sustainable capital markets – and how transition bonds will address the challenges of decarbonisation.
ESG investing has gained considerable momentum in the past year. What's changed? What's new? And what are the opportunities ahead in the Middle East?
More than 1,000 market participants gathered at BNP Paribas' flagship annual conference to discuss the prospects and the challenges ahead – including ESG.
The margin on Eurazeo's loan is linked to sustainability key performance indicators, marking a milestone move towards greener capital markets.
Looking back at five remarkable innovations in sustainable finance this year, growing the toolkit of financial incentives for ESG action.
After exploding on to the world's green bond scene and becoming the biggest issuer globally, China has faced its share of skepticism around greenwashing...
Renewable energy Ørsted A/S becomes the first foreign corporate to issue a green bond on the Taiwanese market.
BNP Paribas supported glass manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I) in becoming the first U.S. high yield industrial green bond issuer.
Siemens Gamesa's novel €174m forex hedge linked to sustainability scores is another example of how finance can help align incentives. Here's how it works.
Investing in nature could be the most cost-effective solution to the climate crisis, but why have we ignored it – and could blended finance solve it?
The most exciting developments are taking place in Asia, which is playing a game of fast catch-up.
"Scaling up blended finance for low-carbon and green transition" was the focus of a One Planet event in Paris aiming to trigger effective climate action.
By de-risking financing with capital from public sources, blended finance could be the key that achieves the UN's SDGs. What is it – and how does it work?
The Chinese banking sector is stepping up efforts to diversify green funding sources and applying green finance to the sectors that can make the biggest difference...
BNP Paribas and JetBlue have taken off on a sustainability journey that highlights how businesses across all industries can embed ESG design into their corporate...
Thousands of coffee farmers live in poverty. But Neumann Gruppe's $25m sustainable sourcing loan seeks to deploy the power of finance to sustain long-term,...
BNP Paribas' top takeaways from Climate Week NYC 2019 from UNEP PRBs, sustainable and environmental finance, A Plastic Ocean, and World Cleanup Day.
Italian international energy company ENEL issues first ever KPI-linked bond to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The interest Peabody pays on its sustainability-linked loan depends on achieving childcare qualification training targets for tenants. Here's how it works.
UK Housing Association Optivo's sustainability-linked loan shows how a tailor-made financial solution can help unemployed residents.
Large international companies are quickly learning the benefits of connecting their sustainability performance to their financing, with Dreyfus and NRG each recently...
Hear about the latest innovations shaping the sustainable finance market, from the rise of sustainability linked loans to investor and issuer perspectives on sustainability...
The sustainability-linked loan is another product making rapid inroads into the sustainable finance landscape. Why now, and what are the prospects?
Institutional investors are now turning their attention to social bonds as a way of integrating social impact into their portfolios. What are social bonds?...
The EU taxonomy for sustainable activities is a major step towards mobilising capital behind the Paris Agreement and UN SDGs says Trevor Allen,...
ClimateSeed CEO explains how the carbon-offsetting platform connects businesses with sustainable projects, enabling them to reduce their carbon footprint.
BNP Paribas wins top honours for global CSR, as well as for financing and transaction banking in Western Europe, in Euromoney's Awards for Excellence 2019.
BNP Paribas sustainability analyst Trevor Allen chairs a panel on transition bonds, which have the potential to be a game-changer in the shift to the 2°C low-carbon...
What's a 'green' financial product? The European Commission's TEG has proposed a classification system for environmentally friendly activities and a standard for...
The 2019 World Environment Day focuses on improving air quality, with #BeatAirPollution as its theme. BNP Paribas is moving forward with clean air technologies,...
Our latest survey reveals a stronger commitment to integrating ESG in investment decisions since 2017. The next few years will be vital for asset owners and managers...
Korea is championing low-carbon development in Asia Pacific, with strong support from the government and regulators. While it is one of the top seven emitters of...
BNP Paribas' ESG Global Survey reveals a rapid shift to ESG integration as investors increasingly embrace the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...
Bank sustainability bond lead manager of the year, one of four accolades for the bank, underlines BNP Paribas' leadership in sustainable finance.
While investing sustainably has generated tremendous interest, ESG in Asia Pacific has lagged behind other regions. Is this about to change?
£1.4bn positive incentive loan marks the first UK corporate to link its interest rate to a sustainable infrastructure score – underlining the power of green finance...
Get ready, because the Abu Dhabi Declaration of 25 signatories, including BNP Paribas, may change how we think about the region’s economic model.
BNP Paribas collaborates with chemical company Solvay on €2bn revolving credit facility linked to environmental commitments.
What is the business climate around climate? That was the question debated in New York City as BNP Paribas kicked off its global series of Sustainable Future Forums...
Entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs presented innovative impactful projects to help scale up actions tackling climate change.
The next 10 years will be crucial in determining climate change impacts on economies and societies.
Antoine Sire, Head of Company Engagement at BNP Paribas, on how banks and investors could support in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Sustainability is all about long term thinking, but are we reaching an inflection point where policy and finance are aligning?
Prominent business leaders discussed the alignment of the private sector with the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum's panellists discussed how they rely on new technologies and data to manage their sustainable roadmap.
Pierre Rousseau, BNP Paribas Senior Strategic Sustainable Business advisor, talks to L'Opinion about how sustainability could become the new normal in finance.
At the third BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum in Singapore, the emphasis was on putting the UN Sustainable Development Goals into action
Positive innovation means innovating for responsible projects. As part of its sustainability commitment, BNP Paribas signed a partnership with Sparknews.
Sébastien Soleille, BNP Paribas' Global Head of Energy Transition and Environment, responds to the key questions arising from the IPCC's latest special report.
How infrastructure players like Terna reap the benefit of a long-term commitment to sustainability through Green Bonds and ESG-linked Loans.
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...
The opening of Chinese capital markets is creating an investment opportunity too big to ignore.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provided the central roadmap for this year's BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum in Paris.
Agriculture sector is in the middle of a structural transformation aiming at fostering more sustainable and traditional practices.
BNP Paribas was a first-time sponsor of the 4th annual Summit with two speakers at the event.
How does the rediscovery of nature's lightest element power the green transition?
At the 2018 BNP Paribas Sustainable Future Forum in Paris, Bloomberg presented the findings of their Sustainable Business & Finance Survey.
Meeting the world's need for fresh water is even more challenging as water supply infrastructures are ageing and require investment.
The National Conference in Bercy underlined the growing opportunity for widespread adoption of renewable energy across the corporate sector.
One of 10 global sustainable finance leaders featured in Euromoney, Hervé Duteil talks social impact, mindsets and leadership – and how BNP Paribas is setting...
Sustainable finance at the heart of BNP Paribas' business agenda.
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.
As fiduciary duty grows, investors see ESG as too big to ignore. Has the moment arrived for sustainable investing in China?
Thanks to the strong strategic commitment to a long-term sustainability, corporates and banks together are achieving a great outcome.
Airbus is taking a bold approach to innovation building on emerging technologies.
Sector proves fertile for bank's UK expansion plan and socially responsible lending strategy
AccorHotels Group draws on its position as a sustainable leader to take the lead in Positive Incentive Financing.
The construction industry is adapting its model to become more sustainable with new designs and technologies supporting the use of wood as core material.
European Authorities are taking sustainable policy seriously.
BNP Paribas has been named 'Best Corporate Social Responsibility Banking Group Europe 2017' by Global Banking & Finance Review
Andhra Pradesh has launched an unprecedented transformation programme towards sustainable agriculture.
Stan Dupre discusses how new regulations and pressure from investors are key to achieve the UN climate goals.
The financial industry endeavours to bring standardisation to the Green Bond market that offers investors a way to choose responsible projects to finance.
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".
Environmental, Social and corporate Governance - ESG - and Sustainable Investing - SI - is a central topic for policymakers, institutional investors,...
Bpost, Belgium's leading postal operator, shows how banks can incentivise firms to reduce their carbon footprints and realise their sustainability goals.
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.
BNP Paribas sustainability specialists participated in COP23 events in partnership with the UNFCCC
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.
A key part of China's push to develop its green finance industry is improving the disclosure of environmental information.
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 series gathered clients to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by sustainability.
Stan Dupré, Founder and Executive Director of 2° Investing Initiative, discusses technology and how he would redesign the concept of ESG.
In a changing world Aspertise leverages on the cognitive abilities of talented developers with Asperger syndrome to provide technology solutions.
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 gathered corporate and institutional clients to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition.
BNP Paribas has sponsored the PRI - Principles for Responsible Investment - in Person conference.
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 celebrated World Environment Day with a host of interesting events including a sustainability fair, and expert climate change talks.
Climate scenario modelling has now moved beyond simple risk management to become a genuine strategic imperative
BNP Paribas commits to becoming carbon neutral by the end of the year in terms of the CO2 emissions arising from its own operations.
BNP Paribas hosted numerous Sustainable Finance events across the EMEA region, engaging with external specialists on the topic of sustainability.
The largest generational cohort, understanding millennials and their preferences should be a priority. How can financial institutions enhance their appeal?
Why sound investing means incorporating ESG criteria into decision-making
The World Bank's first equity-linked bond to explicitly support the SDGs is redefining the role of capital markets in promoting sustainable development.
Global cosmetics pioneer Yves Rocher shows how sustainable principles can drive creativity, innovation and transformation.
Incorporating six environmental, social and corporate governance principles as part of the investor toolkit means a more sustainable financial system.
After notching up five wins in its prestigious annual awards in 2016, BNP Paribas talked to Structured Products Europe about how business is changing.
BNP Paribas Investment Partners sponsors Asia Asset Management's inaugural ESG roundtable.
Finnish forest industry company UPM and BNP Paribas' shared commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility has benefited both firms.
More than 400 clients from nearly 20 countries attended BNP Paribas' Sustainable Future Forum in Singapore – with ESG under the spotlight in Asia-Pacific.
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.
The Banker magazine has named BNP Paribas "Most Innovative Bank for Climate Change and Sustainability 2016".
Why investors are increasingly considering ESG issues within their investment decision-making process.
How the agreement of the COP 21 will foster the transition towards new business models.
The world's leading pension funds, superannuation funds and insurance companies are rethinking their strategies.