Sustainable Banking Insights

Advance your approach to sustainable finance

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As client and investor expectations grow for financial institutions to integrate sustainability considerations such as environment, social and governance (ESG) factors into their lending, investment and product portfolios, navigating this fast-moving space can be a challenge. Sustainalytics supports the world's leading banks to advance their approach in sustainable finance by providing valuable insights and award-winning expertise into activities that can be considered impactful and material.

Our Solution

We’ve helped leading financial institutions build their sustainable banking, lending and finance frameworks. Our approach provides the groundwork to help you develop new or improve existing sustainable banking products that are increasingly being requested by clients and shareholders.

Developing the Guide and Framework

Develop guidance to identify fixed income investments and lending activities that are considered sustainable.

Annual Updates

Ensure your internal guide includes most up to date insights on sustainability considerations and market expectations.

Annual Usage Review

Build trust with your stakeholders that your transactions are classified as sustainable according to the guide and provide an annual assurance statement.

Product Review

Review new products to ensure your sustainable finance portfolio is aligned to the guide, signaling to stakeholders your diligence in building you sustainable finance portfolio.

Key Benefits

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Enable your organization to identify transactions with positive ESG impacts.

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Easily track your sustainable finance commitments and organizational goals.

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Integrate sustainability more broadly across client and product portfolios.

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Develop and launch new sustainable and green products faster to meet client demand.

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Improve market best practices and meet investor expectations.

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Be a leader in the sustainable finance space amongst clients.

Why Sustainalytics?

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A Single Market Standard

Consistent approach to ESG assessments across the investment spectrum.

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Award-Winning Research and Data

Firm recognized as Best ESG Research and Data Provider by Environmental Finance and Investment Week.

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End-to-End ESG Solutions

ESG products and services that serve the entire investment value chain.

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25+ Years ESG Expertise

350+ ESG research analysts across our global offices.

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Largest Second-Party Opinion Provider

As recognized by Environmental Finance and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

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