Proxy voting could make a big difference to the still small numbers of women on corporate boards.
COP 21, the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals, shifting consumer behaviours, new policies and regulations: all are changing how we do business. Learn more about the latest trends – and how we can all make a difference.
Recognition for BNP Paribas' sustainable finance markets team in this year's Bond Awards affirms the bank's market-leading role in supporting corporates.
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.
For thousands of Koreans, income inequality and poor housing is an everyday reality. But the emergence of social bonds are changing the game,...
BNP Paribas' sustainable events in 2019 brought together the world's leading investors, borrowers and policymakers to discuss everything from transition finance...
Sustainable finance has revolutionised financial services and the way we all do business. Today, offerings like sustainable bond and loan products are growing at...
A programme designed to bring young people to the trading floor underlines the importance of diversity in the workplace.
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.
The ocean is the backdrop to the $3 trillion "Blue Economy" – and will be the next battleground for business leaders and investors worldwide. Here's why.
Johan Rockström talks to us about ecology, policy and business – and what finance can learn from science to scale-up efforts to decarbonise.
Our specialists debate the growth of the sustainable capital markets – and how transition bonds will address the challenges of decarbonisation.
Clarion's sustainability-linked loan is the fourth arranged by BNP Paribas for a UK housing association in two years. What is driving their popularity?
The margin on Eurazeo's loan is linked to sustainability key performance indicators, marking a milestone move towards greener capital markets.
Achieving significant GHG reductions and sustainable growth is the challenge of our times. Lord Stern explains the policy and investment challenges ahead.
Transition bonds could be the next evolution in allocating capital towards a low-carbon economy. What are they? How do they work – and why do we need them?
Meaningful worldwide climate-change solutions won't be cheap. Hervé Duteil explains the vital role transition financing could play for "brown" industries.
Partnerships between development institutions and the private sector are vital for investment in sustainable infrastructure. Will they succeed?
As costs fall and stakeholder demand increases, corporates are increasingly seizing the opportunity to use renewable energy.
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.
BNP Paribas' fourth Sustainable Future Forum in Singapore explored the business opportunities and solutions needed to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals...
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?
"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.
Saint-Nazaire's 480MW power facility will be France's first ever offshore wind farm. Developed by EDF Renewables and Enbridge, it has raised €2.3 billion.
The rapid uptake of green finance isn't enough. A new approach taking account of investors' expectations will be vital. Here's how it could work.
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...
How is the German stock exchange involved in the "future-proofing" of capital markets? How does it set the example on sustainability? Kristina Jeromin explains.
In the journey from farm to fork, opacity in supply chains can mean crippling costs for smallholder farmers. But as consumers increasingly demand to know the provenance...
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.
Sustainable finance isn't just green finance – it's also transition finance, for 'brown' sectors that must become less so to preserve the environment.
Reflecting on the role of finance in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, Professor Carlo Carraro outlines paradoxical behaviours of both governments and...
As global warming continues, action to reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions - and more specifically carbon dioxide - becomes ever more urgent...
Italian international energy company ENEL issues first ever KPI-linked bond to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
As BNP Paribas celebrates 30 years' involvement in microfinance, we talked to Alain Lévy, Head of Microfinance and Social Enterprises for the Americas and Asia...
It's a tough road ahead for the oil industry as the rise of electric vehicles makes solar and wind better long-term investments, according to latest BNP Paribas...
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 global shipping industry is making waves as it quickly approaches the turning point of a new decade with its commitment to tackling climate change.
The EU taxonomy for sustainable activities is a major step towards mobilising capital behind the Paris Agreement and UN SDGs says Trevor Allen,...
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...
Sydney Airport has closed a landmark sustainability-linked loan, a first for Australia and, at A$1.4bn, the largest in Asia Pacific. With BNP Paribas and ANZ acting...
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,...
Should sustainable finance not just be business as usual? In India, business and development leaders discuss the question of whether sustainable development should...
Movin'On, the World Summit on Sustainable Mobility, focuses on "solutions for multimodal ecosystems" – and BNP Paribas is once again a partner.
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...
Smart cities and smart mobility are transforming the urban space, triggering the need to rethink public services.
The lower the unemployment among residents, the lower the loan costs: UK housing association L&Q spearheads a new way to think about financing.
Taiwan's first-ever offshore wind farm is garnering great interest in green energy and paves the way for similar projects across Asia Pacific...
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...
Bank sustainability bond lead manager of the year, one of four accolades for the bank, underlines BNP Paribas' leadership in sustainable finance.
Meeting the needs of all people while living within the means of our planet is the greatest challenge of the 21st century. Kate Raworth looks at the obstacles ahead...
Despite profound changes and a shift in attitude towards a meatless future, meat remains the leading hidden culprit of climate 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 launches inaugural green structured products on Nasdaq Stockholm, paving the way for more retail investors to access to a new asset class.
BNP Paribas collaborates with chemical company Solvay on €2bn revolving credit facility linked to environmental commitments.
Corporates are increasingly focusing on CSR and sustainable growth objectives – and treasurers are discovering how supply chain financing will help.
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.
Arunma Oteh, Treasurer of the World Bank, speaks about the importance of Sustainability from BNP Paribas' offices.
Beijing promotes global electricity network to absorb huge power surpluses.
Earlier this month BNP Paribas sustainable finance teams' participated in the Climate KIC Mission Innovation summit in Dublin.
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.
Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility aims to transform lives and environments. It all starts with a rubber plantation in Sumatra.
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 new Amaravati billed as India's most cutting-edge city.
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.
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.
Carmakers are radically restructuring their business models as they seek to harness the lucrative potential of the digital revolution.
Sector proves fertile for bank's UK expansion plan and socially responsible lending strategy
Interest in corporate green bonds is growing, but a number of barriers need to be addressed to bring more companies to the market. Stephanie Sfakianos,...
AccorHotels Group draws on its position as a sustainable leader to take the lead in Positive Incentive Financing.
A transition to a sustainable economy will require a concerted global effort and a major reallocation of investor capital. As data, analytics and technology become...
BNP Paribas has been named the "World's Best Bank for Sustainable Finance" by Euromoney
The construction industry is adapting its model to become more sustainable with new designs and technologies supporting the use of wood as core material.
Corporate Social Responsibility: Supply chain finance programs provide a pathway for buyers to encourage CSR compliance by supplier.
Despite rising interest rates and solar import tariffs, investment in renewables in the US may surge, driven by low-risk and attractive margins.
European Authorities are taking sustainable policy seriously.
BNP Paribas and Fidessa partner to provide buy-side clients with derivatives workstation.
BNP Paribas has been named 'Best Corporate Social Responsibility Banking Group Europe 2017' by Global Banking & Finance Review
The world's first two initiatives that bring private capital to fund sustainable projects are now launched under the 2017 MoU signed between UNEP and BNP Paribas...
Stan Dupre discusses how new regulations and pressure from investors are key to achieve the UN climate goals.
How a direct impact project bond could change the future of finance in Asia.
With self-driving cars soon to be travelling around tomorrow's digitally-managed cities, it's time for a re-think on all urban transport infrastructure.
EVs can certainly have a salutary impact on our planet, but are they really set to dominate road transport? What needs to happen for this to become reality?
BNP Paribas discusses its role and responsibilities, and how banks can help drive forward the allocation of resources to purposeful causes.
The financial industry endeavours to bring standardisation to the Green Bond market that offers investors a way to choose responsible projects to finance.
The International Development Association (IDA) successfully issued its inaugural bond, working with arrangers BNP Paribas and other international banks.
Asia's burgeoning transportation needs pose a major threat to the environment. Will government policies be enough to push for low-carbon solutions?
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".
A new generation of sustainability-linked loans is reshaping the market, putting more companies' green goals within reach.
Is fintech the key to unlocking value in sustainable supply chains? Four startups and six blue chips join a Cambridge initiative to see how it could work.
Why are investors looking at social bonds? With payoffs indexed to social outcomes, issuers such as Social Finance US look to tap into investor appetite.
Environmental Finance has awarded BNP Paribas Green Bond Lead Manager of the Year for Corporates.
Environmental, Social and corporate Governance - ESG - and Sustainable Investing - SI - is a central topic for policymakers, institutional investors,...
As the cost of solar power tumbles, California-based Mosaic explains how affordable financing has helped more people access clean energy than ever before.
What happens when multinationals, financial institutions and startups start working in partnership to solve a sustainability challenge?
How is an innovative financing initiative aligning incentives, promoting transparency and embedding Puma's shift to supply chain sustainability?
Fresh water is the 21st century blue gold. UK utility Anglian Water has developed innovative climate solutions that present a strategic opportunity.
Nowhere are Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Investing (SI) concepts being pursued more vigorously than in the Nordics.
Helvetia Environnement, the Swiss leader in waste management, recently accelerated the pace towards a more sustainable and circular economy.
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.
Artificial intelligence and sustainability are not frequent bedfellows, but one of the world's leading technology companies shows us how it could be done.
How is being sustainable more cost-effective? LVMH and Firmenich talk about supply chains, data and the opportunity for long-term growth.
BNP Paribas and BFMTV, a leading French business channel, discuss the energy transition, the opportunity for business, and its impact on banking.
BNP Paribas global Sustainable Future Forum series gathered clients to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by sustainability.
USD 11 trillion in new investments are needed to transform Asia Pacific's energy industry by 2030, opportunities abound for investors who can understand the region's...
Stan Dupré, Founder and Executive Director of 2° Investing Initiative, discusses technology and how he would redesign the concept of ESG.
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.
After years trailing in China's shadow, India's economic elephant has charged into the sun - and harvesting solar power is critical to meeting both surging demand...
The moment for sustainable finance is now. With worldwide opportunities for issuers and investors never greater, we take a look at the latest trends.
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 Americas recently hosted its first Sustainability week, with events held across New York, New Jersey, Montreal and San Paolo.
BNP Paribas celebrated World Environment Day with a host of interesting events including a sustainability fair, and expert climate change talks.
BNP Paribas reaffirms its commitment to sustainable mobility by partnering with "Movin'On by Michelin" conference, held in Montreal.
Climate scenario modelling has now moved beyond simple risk management to become a genuine strategic imperative
How green bonds have harnessed the power of the financial markets to drive change
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?
BNP Paribas was proud to host its first International Women's Week (#IWW2017 ) in March of this year.
The first sovereign green bond from the Republic of France marks a milestone in the growth of the market. Why is it significant?
Working with Social Finance, a not-for-profit organisation, this innovative Connecticut bond married capital markets innovation with social objectives.
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.
BNP Paribas Investment Partners sponsors Asia Asset Management's inaugural ESG roundtable.
BNP Paribas priced its inaugural green bond in November 2016, establishing an industry benchmark. The €500m raised will be used to finance green assets.
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.
Supply chain, both backbone and Achilles heel of the global economy.
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.
Sustainability has become everyone's responsibility. It is true in all sectors.
How the agreement of the COP 21 will foster the transition towards new business models.
Last 2 years, a breakthrough year for corporate Green Bond issuance
Mobility optimisation will be a key factor in the future developments of the industry.
The world's leading pension funds, superannuation funds and insurance companies are rethinking their strategies.