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07.08.2018

In a changing world, sustainable lending is reshaping the financial landscape

As the UN has recognised, it will not be possible to build a greener future unless the private sector and the world of finance play their part.

What options are available to companies that want to combine financing with sustainable development?

Two options are currently available: the first is the 'green bond', by the end of 2017 there were USD 895 billion green bonds in circulation, and the second option are the ‘sustainability-linked’ loans or ‘positive impact’ loans, for companies that may be reluctant to issue securities or do not have specific projects to finance.

Originally a well-kept secret, this method of financing is growing fast.

Cecile Moitry, Director of Sustainable Finance and Investment at BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking, says: "The total volume of EUR 4.5 billion of syndicated loans in 2017 was surpassed by the middle of February this year."

In short, sustainability-linked loans are put together as standard loan agreements in terms of their pricing and risk, but they are then matched with green targets and assessed for their achievement of these by a third party. What happens when the target is reached? The company receives a discount. If they miss their target, they have to pay a ‘penalty’.

In October last year, the mail service bpost was the first to sign up to one of these loans and was soon joined by others: Danone recently incorporated ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance – editor's note) criteria when refinancing a EUR 2 billion credit facility.

Some want to take the concept even further

Why should the green risk not be assessed in the same way as operational risk, for example? Regulators are playing their part, encouraging companies to be more transparent in their sustainability strategies. Companies raising finance in this way and which are therefore involved in this approach should be subject to less stringent risk acceptance criteria.

But is this a good way of encouraging companies in their energy transition efforts? There are other levers that can be used. And banks can make a difference through their commitment, and by helping their customers develop new business models.

Read the full article (available in English only)

Source: CIB BNP Paribas
News

05.05.2020

BNP Paribas Group, first quarter 2020 results

Excellent business drive in the quarter impacted by an unprecedented health crisis

The health crisis has had major repercussions on macroeconomic outlook and produced extreme shocks on the financial markets. After a quarter in line with the 2020 objectives of BNP Paribas, health crisis related developments had several major negative impacts on the first quarter 2020.

Commenting on these results, Chief Executive Officer Jean-Laurent Bonnafé stated:
“In response to the health crisis, the Group’s teams have mobilised around the world to contribute to the functioning of the economy and its financing. Our concerns have been to protect our employees who are fully mobilised to ensure banking services, to quickly implement solutions to support the financing of our corporate, institutional and individual clients, and to launch in all regions where we are present a plan for emergency donations to the hospital sector and organisations committed to assist vulnerable people.
At the end of a quarter supported by an excellent business drive, in line with its 2020 objectives, the results of BNP Paribas for the 1st quarter 2020 were impacted by the harshness of the health crisis. The good resilience of revenues and results despite this shock demonstrates the robustness of the Group’s diversified and integrated model. With all teams at BNP Paribas, whose I want to thank tireless commitment to serving customers and providing support to society, we will continue our efforts to mitigate the impact of the crisis on the economy and prepare for the future.”

Press Release: https://invest.bnpparibas.com/documents/1q20-pr-23455

News

20.10.2019

Test it here: how sustainable is your organisation?

BNP Paribas Fortis' Sustainable Business Competence Centre (SBCC), which helps companies transition to a sustainable business model, has developed a test to help you determine your company's progress in achieving sustainability. You can set to work immediately with the results of this test.

As Belgium's largest bank, BNP Paribas Fortis wants to drive socio-economic development in our country. This development requires companies to transition to a sustainable business model. As this is not particularly straightforward, BNP Paribas Fortis wants to make its expertise available to its customers.

One of the SBCC's initiatives is a brand-new test aimed at corporates, SMEs and institutional customers. The test consists of 15 questions relating to the steps you need to take to become more sustainable: awareness, diagnosis, quick wins, business model and cooperation and innovation. Once you have finished the test, you will receive the results in your mailbox instantly.

The SBCC uses your answers to make practical recommendations for your journey towards more sustainable entrepreneurship. In addition, we have all the resources needed to guide you throughout your transition from start to finish:

  • technological expertise in high-tech, ICT, biotech, medtech, clean and green tech, and more
  • a network of companies and business associates
  • financial products and services that facilitate the transition to a sustainable model

Is your organisation ready for a sustainable future?

TAKE THE TEST

News

01.08.2019

BNP Paribas Group, second quarter 2019 results

The business of BNP Paribas was up this quarter in a context where economic growth remained positive in Europe but slowed down, implying expectations of a continued low interest rate environment.

Director and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas, Jean-Laurent Bonnafé:
BNP Paribas delivered in the first half an increase in net income at 4.4 billion euros. Revenues were up thanks to business growth in the operating divisions. Operating expenses were well contained and benefitted from the transformation plan, generating a positive jaws effect. The common equity Tier 1 ratio rose to 11.9%, illustrating the Group’s solid balance sheet. New digital experiences rolled out for customers are a success and the Group is actively executing its ambitious policy of engagement in society. I would like to thank all the employees of the Group for their dedicated efforts to achieve these good results.



One pager with the results
The press release

News

03.05.2019

BNP Paribas Group, first quarter 2019 results

The business of BNP Paribas was up this quarter for the three operating divisions with in particular a gradual upturn in the business of CIB. Economic growth slowed down in Europe but remained positive. After the crisis in the markets at the end of 2018, the market context remained lackluster at the beginning of the quarter, but improved towards the end of the period.

Director and Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas, Jean-Laurent Bonnafé:
“BNP Paribas delivered a good level of result this quarter, at 1.9 billion euros. Revenues were up thanks to business growth in the operating divisions with in particular an upturn in client business at CIB. Operating expenses were well contained and benefitted from cost saving measures, generating a positive jaws effect.”

BNP Q1 2019 results 1

BNP Q1 2019 results 2

One pager with the results
The press release

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