Natixis has been a signatory to the Equator Principles since December 2010, as we apply a market-wide methodology recognized by more than 100 participating banks and financial institutions to:
- Assess the environmental and social (E&S) risks of the projects we finance;
- Assess the quality of management systems rolled out by our clients to manage, mitigate and address impacts created.
Enhanced monitoring for transactions outside the Equator Principles’ scope
We ensure increased monitoring for underlying E&S risks on certain transactions that do not fall within the scope of the Equator Principles.
This particularly includes certain acquisition finance deals that do not involve an investment program, financing transactions with multiple objectives, portfolios comprising a range of assets that is too broad to allow for a dedicated assessment, as well as certain types of assets.
In each of these cases, we assess the quality of governance and management of E&G risks involved in this type of industry, based on best practices and currently applicable international standards, with input from external consulting services.