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.
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.
Amec Foster Wheeler designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for our customers across global infrastructure, energy, environment, climate resilience and related sectors. Employing 35,000 people in more than 55 countries with revenues of £5.4 billion (2016), the company provides consultancy, engineering, construction and operational services around the world.
We develop and implement innovative, safe and sustainable solutions to the toughest challenges, drawing on experience gained in projects spanning finance, energy, transport, waste, water, housing and more. In the Green Bond Market our design, plan, consult, engineer, procure and construct experience provides robust, reliable and secure services for issuers, project developers and lead managers alike.
Crédit Agricole CIB is the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of the Crédit Agricole group, the world's n°13 bank measured by Tier One Capital (The Banker, 2017). 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.
Crédit 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). The Bank was one of the co-drafter of Green Bond Principles, and more recently, of the Social Bond Guidance. Relying on the expertise of a dedicated team and on the strong support of all bankers, Crédit Agricole CIB is one of the most active banks in this market.
The EIB is the European Union's bank. We are the only bank owned by and representing the interests of the European Union Member States. We work closely with other EU institutions to implement EU policy.
We are the world’s largest multilateral borrower and lender. We provide finance and expertise for sustainable investment projects that contribute to EU policy objectives. More than 90% of our activity is in Europe. But we also are a big investor around the world.
We support projects that make a significant contribution to growth and employment in Europe. Our activities focus on four priority areas:
- Innovation and skills
- Access to finance for smaller businesses
- Environment and climate
We raise the money we lend on the international capital markets through bond issues. Our excellent rating allows us to borrow at good rates. We’re not in this to make a big profit. So we pass these good rates onto our clients.
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, and the firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 120 sovereign nations, 11,000 corporate issuers, 21,000 public finance issuers, and 72,000 structured finance obligations.
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
The Climate Markets & Investment Association (CMIA) is an independent, not for profit trade association providing leadership to the private sector in the delivery of climate investment policy and market mechanisms since 2008. Our diverse membership is comprised of companies and organisations involved in shifting the trillions that will enable a transition to a low-carbon global economy through climate policy, finance and investment. CMIA is one of two active private sector observers to the Green Climate Fund as well as holds the private sector observer role at the World Bank's Climate Investment Funds and Forest Carbon Partnership Facility.
Eurosif is the leading pan-European sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) membership organisation whose mission is to promote sustainability through European financial markets. Eurosif works as a partnership of Europe-based national Sustainable Investment Fora (SIFs) with the direct support of their network which spans across over 400 Europe-based organisations drawn from the sustainable investment industry value chain.
These organisations include institutional investors, asset managers, financial services, index providers and ESG research and analysis firms totalling over €8 trillion in total assets. Eurosif is also a founding member of the Global Sustainable Investment Alliance, the alliance of the largest SIFs around the world.
The main activities of Eurosif are public policy, research and creating platforms for nurturing sustainable investing best practices.
The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile or FFS) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2001. It is a multi-stakeholder organisation: its members are financial actors and other entities interested in the environmental and social effects of financial activity. FFS’s mission is to promote the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into the policies and processes adopted by the investors.
Since 2012, FFS has been promoting the Italian Sustainable and Responsible Investment Week (or “Settimana SRI” www.settimanasri.it).
FFS is a Board member of Eurosif, an association committed to promoting sustainable finance across European markets.
UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a partnership between UN Environment and the global financial sector created in 1992 to promote sustainable finance. Over 200 financial institutions, including banks, insurers and investors, work with UN Environment to innovate and spur transformation of the financial sector to contribute to achieving international climate change agreements and sustainable development goals.
UNEP FI members commit to integrating environmental and social considerations into their operations and participate in a global network to develop guidance and ground-breaking research; exchange knowledge and good practice; and gain insight into key issues and industry tools.