Natixis’ Frank Schafft discusses the need for sustainable initiatives in the real estate sector in Börsen-Zeitung

In a guest commentary for Börsen-Zeitung, Frank Schafft – Head of Global Markets DACH, Corporate Investment Banking and Member of the Executive Board of Natixis, Germany Branch – notes that the real estate sector – a carbon-intensive asset class – is becoming increasingly popular in terms of investment, so it is essential that it aligns with sustainable initiatives at the investment level.

Natixis has made initial progress in this by introducing the Green Weighting Factor. This is an internal capital allocation mechanism designed to promote financial operations that have a positive impact on the environment, by adjusting the expected profitability threshold for various transactions according to their impact on climate change.

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