Banken for en verden i endring The bank for a ... - BNP Paribas

Banken for en verden i endring The bank for a ... - BNP Paribas

• impact on the natural environment / three key success factors

Breakdown of portfolio by type

of technology, by number of projects,

at December 2006

In 2006, BNP Paribas put in a strong performance

as project finance arranger for the building

of two cutting-edge wind farm projects in Asia,

which together reduce emissions by over two

million tonnes through the replacement of fossil

fuels by renewable energy. In Central America,

the Group played an advisory role for the

development of small hydropower projects, to

bring them into compliance with the standards

of the United Nations Framework Convention

on Climate Change. BNP Paribas also set up

a system for increasing a client’s compliance

while preserving the return on investment.

BNP Paribas Asset Management takes part in

the work of the Institutional Investor Group on

Climate Change (IIGCC) on the building materials

industry. This work aims to identify those

industry players that have made the greatest

strides in terms of energy efficiency and will

therefore be in a better position to weather

the introduction of CO 2 quotas. In France,

BNP Paribas is a member of EpE (Companies

for the environment).

BNP Paribas selected by the Carbon Disclosure Project

BNP Paribas is one of the three banking groups included within the 27 French companies selected

by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) for the Climate Leadership Index. CDP, a British nongovernmental

organization created in 2000, has since 2003 sent surveys each year to the 500 largest

global companies to request information on how they take into account their emissions of greenhouse

gases. BNP Paribas has been part of this initiative since the beginning. Based on their responses,

com-panies are ranked by CDP, and the top third are included in the Climate Leadership Index. The

results of the Climate Leadership Index 2006 for France demonstrate the commitment of BNP Paribas

in this area, but more broadly reflect the extent of the banking industry’s environmental initiatives,

as the sector is ranked fourth among the 18 sectors included in the survey.

Breakdown of portfolio

by volume of carbon credits,

December 2006

Middle East / Africa 60%

Latin America 20%

Others 10%

India 5%

China 5%



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