Natixis launches tool to actively manage the climate impact of its balance sheet

French bank Natixis has become the first bank to actively manage its balance sheet’s climate impact, thanks to its new Green Weighting Factor methodology that Quantis helped build.

Developed in partnership with Quantis, Carbone 4 and I Care & Consult, The Green Weighting Factor uses a sector-specific approach to determine an activity’s impact on climate and other environmental issues such as water, biodiversity, waste and pollution. The tool provides Natixis with greater clarity on the environmental impacts of its financing activities and will allow it to set climate targets aligned with the Paris Agreement.

Natixis-Green Weighting Factor

“Driving sustainable transformation requires a huge shift in capital allocation. We’re proud to have contributed to this ground-breaking decision-making tool that empowers Natixis to drive its financing towards greener activities. I look forward to seeing other large banks follow!”

Benjamin Lenoel
Senior Sustainability Consultant, Quantis

Quantis is proud to have contributed to this project’s success in the role we know best: serving as the bridge between science and business. This project allowed us to translate our environmental expertise into a tailored, robust yet accessible tool for financial decision-making. 

As Natixis applies this metric across the €127bn of its Corporate & Investment Banking arm, it will influence project risk assessment, and give greener projects access to greater capital.

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Vanessa Pasquet
Senior Sustainability Consultant

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