The greening of Natixis’s balance sheet

Green weighting factor will be used to adjust the credit RWAs of loans

Natixis offices

When more than 100 global banks gathered in New York on September 22 to sign on to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Banking, sceptics scoffed at the notion of financial firms putting the environment ahead of profits.

Perhaps they shouldn’t have. 

A day later, Natixis, one of the signatories, unveiled its green weighting factor (GWF) for allocating capital to transactions based on their climate impact.

The idea has been a long time in the making. Natixis announced the project in

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