Achievement in CSR Award: BNP Paribas

Catherine Snowdon
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In 2014 BNP Paribas formed a partnership with the World Bank to launch green growth bonds. Linked to the BNP Paribas-designed Ethical Europe Equity Index, these investments allow clients to benefit from growth of an equity index and, at the same time, support projects with a positive climate impact financed by the World Bank.

The bonds have been a success, raising $450 million through 10 transactions in more than 10 countries in Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. The issues...