Created in 2010 as an integral part of Client Coverage & International Network, the Sustainable Banking team's purpose is to advise the Bank's clients on operations integrating social and environmental considerations (reducing poverty, creating jobs in underprivileged areas, minimising environmental impact, etc.).
It participated in particular in the global development of the Green Bond market through its considerable role in the origination, structuring and placement of Green Bonds for emblematic issuers such as GDF-SUEZ, the Ile-de-France region, the World Bank, the International Finance CorporationThe International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a member of the World Bank Group.
IFC provides investments and advisory services to build the private sector in developing countries.
Source: ifc.org and EDF.
Credit agricole CIB works with GDF-SUEZ to structure and issue the largest green bond ever
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Four banks*, including Crédit Agricole CIB, initiated these principles.
Published in January 2014 and now supported by more than 52 banks, 22 issuers and 21 active investors on the Green Bond market, the Green Bonds Principles were designed to provide issuers with guidelines for issuing a Green Bond, to help investors obtain information used to evaluate the environmental impact of their investments and to make it easier for arrangers to structure transactions by promoting market standards. These principles were updated for the year in March 2015.
*Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, Crédit Agricole CIB, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Read further: Two more developments for the “Green Bonds Principles”