The bank for sustainability
Sustainability is one of the key pillars of our business. As corporate social responsibility becomes an increasingly important factor in our clients’ decision making, Global Markets’ skilled engineers respond with innovative products and services including sustainable equity indices and bonds.
Sustainable bonds are debt securities the proceeds of which are invested in projects designed to bring environmental and/or social benefits.
As of 12 July 2019, we have lead-managed approx. €23.9bn in sustainable bonds, including over €1.1bn in sustainable equity-linked bonds.
Our range of sustainable equity indices offers solutions which aim to help our clients find sources of revenue to meet their environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investment goals. Our latest equity strategies offer investors opportunities to take part in the sustainable transformation.
BNP Paribas’ sustainable equity-linked bonds were the first sustainable bonds to link returns to the performance of stocks in Sustainability Equity Indices. We are proud to have partnered with the World Bank and the European Investment Bank to launch sustainable equity-linked bonds, thus combining our bond and equity expertise.
Our recent joint initiative with the World Bank “SDGs Everyone”, raised funds to support the financing of projects that seek to eliminate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity, and that are aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs).
BNP Paribas Securities Services is a global custodian with $9.4 trillion in assets under custody (as of December 2017). They have launched ESG Risk Analytics, an innovative solution designed to enable our clients to incorporate ESG factors more easily into their investment decision-making process.
Contributing to the UN’s sustainable development goals
In line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Developments (SDGs), we aim to contribute to a more sustainable world. Our sustainable solutions participate to the realisation of one or more goals covering the key commitments established by the UN. BNP Paribas plays an active role in underwriting and lead-managing sustainable bonds, whereby the use of proceeds are dedicated to green and sustainable projects.
Euromoney’s World’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance 2018
Recognised by Environmental Finance as Lead Corporate Manager of the Year for Green Bonds, 2018
Acting as Book Runner for four Environmental Finance award-winning green bonds within the past twelve months
14 Sustainable Ethical Equity indices launched in the past five years