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18
Feb
2019
Advancing Cameroon’s low-carbon development through hydropower
When the new Nachtigal hydroelectric power station’s turbines start turning in 2023, this 2km-long dam will supply...
Clients' successes
When the new Nachtigal hydroelectric power station’s turbines start turning in 2023, this 2km-long dam will supply almost a third of Cameroon’s electricity.
Advancing Cameroon’s low-carbon development through hydropower
08
Feb
2019
Banks help engineer the low-carbon economy
When ALD Automotive, a leading European vehicle leasing company, raised EUR 500m through a green bond in October 2018 to...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
When ALD Automotive, a leading European vehicle leasing company, raised EUR 500m through a green bond in October 2018 to buy ‘clean energy’ cars, it took a pioneering approach by selecting the cars with the lowest CO2 emissions over their entire lifecycles.
Banks help engineer the low-carbon economy
04
Feb
2019
Solarpack to expand the use of solar energy worldwide after a successful IPO
Solarpack to expand the use of solar energy worldwide after a successful IPO
Clients' successes
Solarpack to expand the use of solar energy worldwide after a successful IPO
Solarpack to expand the use of solar energy worldwide after a successful IPO
01
Feb
2019
Syctom signs its first green loan with Societe Generale
This first green loan of EUR 30 million to finance a new household waste sorting centre in Paris underlines Syctom’s...
Clients' successes
This first green loan of EUR 30 million to finance a new household waste sorting centre in Paris underlines Syctom’s commitment to integrate its responsible approach in its financings.
Syctom signs its first green loan with Societe Generale
31
Jan
2019
Austrian and German borrowers opt for a guten tag
Two large loan facilities completed in December 2018 marked the first-time use of environmental, social governance (ESG)...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
Two large loan facilities completed in December 2018 marked the first-time use of environmental, social governance (ESG) ratings in loan agreements by Austrian and German borrowers, in the form of a five-year, €500m revolving credit facility for Verbund and a same-term, €1.5 billion revolver for Henkel, respectively. Societe Generale was the ESG coordinator...
Austrian and German borrowers opt for a guten tag
31
Jan
2019
Passive funds actively sponsor sustainability
It’s an irony that although most ETFs are passively managed, they are at the center of an upsurge in shareholder...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
It’s an irony that although most ETFs are passively managed, they are at the center of an upsurge in shareholder activism around corporate sustainability. Not only are ETFs dedicated to environmental, social and governance (ESG) themes gathering assets fast, but also ETFs in general are stepping up their engagement with companies.
Passive funds actively sponsor sustainability
21
Jan
2019
And the largest ultra-broadband network in Europe is in ... Italy!
The Italian telecom player Open Fiber is rolling out a landmark transaction in European fiber projects with total...
14
Jan
2019
Preparing for CSR activism at general meetings
It is unusual for government to encourage activism, yet the EU’s newly revised Shareholder Rights Directive does just...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
It is unusual for government to encourage activism, yet the EU’s newly revised Shareholder Rights Directive does just that. Once the directive is implemented across 27 member states later in 2019, it is likely that institutional shareholders will seek to influence company managements far more actively, including on topics related to corporate social...
Preparing for CSR activism at general meetings
09
Jan
2019
Putting ‘impact’ first to finance sustainability
Placing impact at the heart of business models, public tendering and financial analysis can help to achieve the...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
Placing impact at the heart of business models, public tendering and financial analysis can help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
Putting ‘impact’ first to finance sustainability
09
Jan
2019
Digital analysis’s potential to transform sustainable investing
To “do good by doing well” is an increasingly popular quest for investors. There is already significant empirical...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
To “do good by doing well” is an increasingly popular quest for investors. There is already significant empirical evidence that sustainable investing can lead to outperformance. And the signs are that digital analysis of how well companies behave, and the sustainability of their goods and services, might be about to confirm that with greater certainty.
Digital analysis’s potential to transform sustainable investing
09
Jan
2019
How do green and social bonds contribute to the sustainable development in Africa?
In just 10 years, the green and social bond market has gone from nothing to become a part of mainstream finance. It has...
Sustainable & Positive Impact Finance
In just 10 years, the green and social bond market has gone from nothing to become a part of mainstream finance. It has funded projects ranging from renewable energy, to low carbon buildings and energy efficiency. Yet the bulk of its activities have been in the more developed economies, while the area of greatest need is the developing world and specifically...
How do green and social bonds contribute to the sustainable development in Africa?
26
Nov
2018
How to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?
Rethinking Impact to Finance the SDGs: visionary solutions to the sustainable development goals’ funding gap from...
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