The Bloomberg Professional® service provides multi-year, as-reported ESG data, as well as supporting news, research and analytics on over 5,000 companies worldwide–seamlessly integrated into its core functionality. Now Bloomberg also offers total executive, C-suite and Board of Directors compensation data for over 16,000 companies globally.
Banks, corporations, governments and other entities in over 150 countries depend on Bloomberg's data to improve transparency, increase liquidity and make fully-informed decisions regarding asset valuations.
Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 47 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,700 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs, and award-winning online banking with approximately 33 million active users and approximately 20 million mobile users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world.
Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
BNP Paribas has operations in 75 countries and boasts more than 185,000 employees, including approximately 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its two core activities: Retail Banking & Services (comprised of Domestic Markets and International Financial Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.
HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. With more than 6,100 offices in both established and emerging markets, we aim to be where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.
We serve around 51 million customers through our four Global Businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. Our network covers 73 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.
Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by about 216,000 shareholders in 127 countries and territories.
Crédit Agricole CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Crédit Agricole group, the world's n°8 largest bank by total assets (The Banker, July 2014). The Bank offers its clients a large range of products and services, structured around five major divisions: Client Coverage & International Network, Investment Banking, Structured Finance, Fixed Income Markets, Debt Optimisation and Distribution.
Credit Agricole CIB was the first French bank to sign the Equator Principles. It has also been a pioneer in Green Bond markets with the arrangement of public transactions from 2012 for a wide array of issuers (supranational banks, corporate, local authorities, banks). Relying on the expertise of a dedicated team and on the strong support of all bankers, the bank is one of the most active banks in this market having arranged almost all Green Bonds placed in EURO markets.
First Environment is an environmental engineering and consulting firm headquartered in New Jersey that has been providing cutting edge environmental solutions since 1987. Under the leadership of Tod Delaney – a retired U.S. Army Veteran – the firm has earned a reputation for solving and mediating complex environmental challenges facing federal and municipal agencies, public entities, and private organizations. Our professional staff consists of engineers, geologists, environmental scientists, attorneys, economists, business and policy strategists, environmental regulatory specialists, and management system experts, many with advanced degrees and significant experience providing innovative services to organizations across the country. These personnel remain at the forefront of international discussions on some of the latest standards concerning climate change adaptation and mitigation, sustainability planning, and greenhouse gas reduction, and also contribute as experts in their field at industry events nationwide.
J.P. Morgan's Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and investor services. The world's most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $20.6 trillion of assets under custody and $444 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. It is also committed to environmental sustainability and has underwritten a total of 109 bonds whose proceeds target Environmental and Social benefits since 2010, with a total of over $12 billion in market share. The firm was a co-author of the Green Bond Principles and currently serves on its Executive Committee. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at www.jpmorgan.com.
With 38,000 listed securities, including some 26,000 bonds, from 2,600 issuers in 100 countries, LuxSE is the world’s number one exchange for the listing of international securities, providing issuers with a unique and comprehensive service that covers listing, trading and reporting. LuxSE operates two markets: an EU-regulated market (“Bourse de Luxembourg”) and an exchange-regulated market (“Euro MTF”). All securities at LuxSE are tradable on Euronext’s UTP platform. LuxSE also operates a specialist subsidiary, Fundsquare, which provides services to support and standardise cross-border distribution of investment funds.
LuxSE is the world leader for green bond listings with more than 110 green securities, worth an estimated USD 45 billion, listed on our exchange. As the leading stock exchange in this asset class, and as a capital markets intermediary committed to a sustainable economy, LuxSE facilitates issuers in raising capital by allowing them to gain access to green instruments.
For more information on green bonds, please visit our green bonds page at www.bourse.lu/listing-green-bonds
Moody's Investors Service is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, protecting the integrity of credit. Our ratings and analysis track debt covering more than:
- 130 countries
- 11,000 corporate issuers
- 21,000 public finance issuers
- 76,000 structured finance obligations
Credit ratings and research help investors analyze the credit risks associated with fixed-income securities. Such independent credit ratings and research also contribute to efficiencies in fixed-income markets and other obligations, such as insurance policies and derivative transactions, by providing credible and independent assessments of credit risk.
Moody’s default studies validate our predictive ratings. Our published research and investor briefings draw thousands of attendees each year and keep investors current with the rationale underlying our credit opinions.
Where Finance Meets the Environment: N.W. Bernstein & Associates, LLC's lawyers have environmental, real estate, financial and litigation experience to help clients solve multi-disciplinary environmental problems, including structuring environmentally sensitive business transactions and planning for EPA's new and upcoming regulations that will affect a wide range of commercial and industrial activities.
We can provide advice on traditional US environmental matters such as CERCLA, Brownfield redevelopment, the Clean Water Act, RCRA citizens' suit defense, and on challenging proposed new government regulations. With two back-to-back wins in the Seventh Circuit and completion of two briefs in the Supreme Court of the United States within eleven months, we have demonstrated strong federal appellate litigation skills. Our recent successes in the Southern District against Getty Properties Corp. and others are illustrative of our District Court abilities.
Oekom research AG is one of the world's leading rating agencies in the field of sustainable investment. The agency analyses companies and countries with regard to their environmental and social performance. oekom research has extensive experience as a partner to institutional investors and financial service providers, identifying issuers of securities and bonds which are distinguished by their responsible management of social and environmental issues. More than 120 asset managers and asset owners routinely draw on the rating agency's research in their investment decision-making. oekom research's analyses therefore currently influence the management of assets valued at over EUR 600 billion.
S&P Global Ratings, a part of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), is the world's leading provider of credit ratings. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. With approximately 1,400 credit analysts, a presence in 26 countries and more than 150 years' experience of assessing credit risk, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide. To learn more, please visit us at spglobal.com/ratings.
Sustainalytics is an independent ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analysis firm supporting investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. With 15 offices globally, Sustainalytics partners with institutional investors who integrate environmental, social and governance information and assessments into their investment processes. Today, the firm has more than 300 staff members, including 170 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise of more than 40 sectors. Through the IRRI survey, investors selected Sustainalytics as the best independent responsible investment research firm for three consecutive years, 2012 through 2014 and in 2015, Sustainalytics was named among the top three firms for both ESG and Corporate Governance research. For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com
TD Securities is a leading provider of a wide range of integrated capital markets products and services to corporations, governments and institutions. TD Securities provides advice and seamless support to clients around the world in the following areas: corporate and government banking, capital markets, investments, interest rate, currency and derivative products.
TD became the first carbon neutral North American-based bank in 2010 and is committed to continuously improving its operational footprint. In 2014, TD became the first commercial financial institution in Canada to issue a green bond. TD's three-year $500 MM Green Bond aligned with the industry's Green Bond Principles and its proceeds were used to finance TD projects that contributed to the low-carbon economy.
MEXICO2 is the first carbon platform in Mexico specialized in environmental market instruments such as carbon offsets and green bonds. Our mission is to tackle climate change through encouraging the public and private sectors to take part in emissions reduction to meet the targets defined by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, while increasing their competitiveness and adopting sustainable practices.
Ceres is a non-profit organization mobilizing many of the world's largest companies and investors to take stronger action on climate change, water scarcity and other sustainability challenges. Ceres directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of over 120 institutional investors with collective assets totalling more than $14 trillion. Ceres also engages with 100-plus companies, many of them Fortune 500 firms, committed to sustainable business practices and the urgency for stronger climate and clean energy policies. To learn more, please visit http://www.ceres.org/.