Sustainable development

 

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.


In a changing world, sustainability reaps rewards

In a changing world, sustainability reaps rewards

A new generation of sustainability-linked loans is reshaping the market, putting more companies' green goals within reach.
Can blockchain spark a sustainable supply chain revolution?

Can blockchain spark a sustainable supply chain revolution?

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.
Issuing Bonds to Invest in People

Issuing Bonds to Invest in People

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.
Green Bond Lead Manager of the Year for Corporates

Green Bond Lead Manager of the Year for Corporates

Environmental Finance has awarded BNP Paribas Green Bond Lead Manager of the Year for Corporates.
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,...
Pioneering access to clean energy through financing

Pioneering access to clean energy through financing

As the cost of solar power tumbles, California-based Mosaic explains how affordable financing has helped more people access clean energy than ever before.
How are banks harnessing the power of fintech for sustainability?

How are banks harnessing the power of fintech for sustainability?

What happens when multinationals, financial institutions and startups start working in partnership to solve a sustainability challenge?
How it's made is as important as the brand

How it's made is as important as the brand

How is an innovative financing initiative aligning incentives, promoting transparency and embedding Puma's shift to supply chain sustainability?
Fighting global warming fosters innovation

Fighting global warming fosters innovation

Fresh water is the 21st century blue gold. UK utility Anglian Water has developed innovative climate solutions that present a strategic opportunity.
Leading the Charge

Leading the Charge

Nowhere are Environmental, Social and corporate Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Investing (SI) concepts being pursued more vigorously than in the Nordics.
Waste is a new resource

Waste is a new resource

Helvetia Environnement, the Swiss leader in waste management, recently accelerated the pace towards a more sustainable and circular economy.
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.
How AI can enhance sustainability

How AI can enhance sustainability

Artificial intelligence and sustainability are not frequent bedfellows, but one of the world's leading technology companies shows us how it could be done.
Why Supply Chain Sustainability Means New Opportunities

Why Supply Chain Sustainability Means New Opportunities

How is being sustainable more cost-effective? LVMH and Firmenich talk about supply chains, data and the opportunity for long-term growth.
The time is now: energy transition and the business opportunity

The time is now: energy transition and the business opportunity

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

BNP Paribas Global Sustainable Future forum

BNP Paribas global Sustainable Future Forum series gathered clients to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by sustainability.
2030 is now: Asia Pacific must act on energy transition

2030 is now: Asia Pacific must act on energy transition

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...
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.
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.
India switches on to solar's potential

India switches on to solar's potential

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...
Green finance, the driving force for a new sustainable world

Green finance, the driving force for a new sustainable world

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 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.
Sustainable Series: Americas

Sustainable Series: Americas

BNP Paribas Americas recently hosted its first Sustainability week, with events held across New York, New Jersey, Montreal and San Paolo.
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.
BNP Paribas partners  with &quote;Movin'On by Michelin&quote; Conference

BNP Paribas partners with "Movin'On by Michelin" Conference

BNP Paribas reaffirms its commitment to sustainable mobility by partnering with "Movin'On by Michelin" conference, held in Montreal.
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
The rise and rise of green bonds

The rise and rise of green bonds

How green bonds have harnessed the power of the financial markets to drive change
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?
BNP Paribas' inaugural International Women's Week

BNP Paribas' inaugural International Women's Week

BNP Paribas was proud to host its first International Women's Week (#IWW2017 ) in March of this year.
Stepping into the world of Sovereign Green Bonds

Stepping into the world of Sovereign Green Bonds

The first sovereign green bond from the Republic of France marks a milestone in the growth of the market. Why is it significant?
Connecticut's first Social Impact Bond

Connecticut's first Social Impact Bond

Working with Social Finance, a not-for-profit organisation, this innovative Connecticut bond married capital markets innovation with social objectives.
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.
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.
BNP Paribas successfully launches inaugural green bond

BNP Paribas successfully launches inaugural green bond

BNP Paribas priced its inaugural green bond in November 2016, establishing an industry benchmark. The €500m raised will be used to finance green assets.
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.
Corporate sustainability and supply chains

Corporate sustainability and supply chains

Supply chain, both backbone and Achilles heel of the global economy.
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.
The promises of Industry transformation

The promises of Industry transformation

Sustainability has become everyone's responsibility. It is true in all sectors.
Sustainability : the fundamental challenge

Sustainability : the fundamental challenge

How the agreement of the COP 21 will foster the transition towards new business models.
The Dawn of a new age in responsible issuing

The Dawn of a new age in responsible issuing

Last 2 years, a breakthrough year for corporate Green Bond issuance
A new basic for operational leasing?

A new basic for operational leasing?

Mobility optimisation will be a key factor in the future developments of the industry.
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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