ESG and Sustainable Finance for Corporates

Supporting Corporates along every step of their sustainability journey.

We offer sustainable finance solutions and services that can help corporates adapt to evolving market expectations as well as help them capitalise on new opportunities

We are specialist teams with capabilities in Sustainable Finance for Corporates and ESG Advisory, supporting our corporate customers across the full breadth of financing and risk solutions. Our solutions range from sustainable capital raising across all debt formats, to sustainable treasury and liquidity, bespoke risk solutions, and research.

We help corporate treasurers adapt to the evolving ESG-based market expectations, by providing them support with the following: 

Sustainability strategy / KPIs

  • Non-financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Adherence to reporting standards e.g. Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)
  • Peer best practices
  • Quantitative/qualitative balance

Funding strategy

  • Green/sustainable/social debt (bonds, term loans)
  • Private placements for specific projects
  • Allocation to ESG investors
  • Use of proceeds instruments
  • KPI-linked instruments

Cash investment strategy

  • Sustainability criteria (exclusionary/impact focus)
  • UN Principles of Responsible Investment
  • Green/ESG deposits

ESG rating management

  • Close dialogue with major agencies (Sustainalytics, ISS ESG, Vigeo Eiris, MSCI etc)
  • Target rating/ranking (publicly communicated) 

Institutional developments

  • Regulation
  • Political initiatives
  • Industry-led

Investor relations

  • Disclosure on sustainability strategy and metrics
  • ESG investor engagement
  • Extracts from ESG agency reports

Counterparty selection

  • ESG/sustainability questionnaires

Hedging strategy

  • Sustainability/ESG metric based hedging
  • Hedging counterparties

Liquidity strategy

  • Liquidity: ESG pricing based Revolving Credit Facility (RCF)

How we could support your business

We take a holistic approach to assist you with all aspects of sustainability and sustainable finance.

Our capabilities include:

  • ESG Reporting & Disclosure
  • Guidance on regulatory and other market developments
  • All forms of sustainability debt
  • Sustainability-Linked debt
  • Green and ESG-Linked Commercial Paper
  • Green supply chain finance
  • ESG-Linked derivatives (e.g. FX forwards, interest rates swaps)
  • ESG rating advisory
  • ESG deposits

Our work

We are proud to have supported numerous customers with a wide range of ESG transactions, celebrating many sustainability ‘firsts’ in key sectors and making a name for ourselves in the sustainable finance market.

You can read in more detail about how we have helped our corporate customers on our Case Studies page. Or see recent examples of our work below:

NatWest Markets ESG Product Framework

We’ve developed an ESG Product Framework that allows investing clients to place deposits with us; where we’ve committed to using the proceeds to invest in organisations with a high ESG rating.

We also actively research and share key ESG market trends having introduced the “Green halo effect” and “green treasury strategy” concepts to the market.

Iss Oekom Second Party Opinion

 

Published on NatWest website with permission from ISS-oekom. ISS-oekom are authors of the material and its contents.