Sustainable Finance

ESG strategies and financing solutions for investment banks

Sustainable Finance Solutions

Sustainable finance has gained substantial impetus from the UN-sanctioned mandate on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aimed at achieving global economic growth through environmentally and socially sustainable investments. Global businesses have identified a significant opportunity and are committing to sustainable projects and initiatives. Debt financing – particularly green, social and sustainability bonds – has emerged as the most popular means of funding. Sustainability; environmental, social and governance (ESG); and social impact investing would be at the heart of economic recovery from the pandemic. Sustainable Finance Services for Investment Banks is set to become the next growth frontier for investment banks, backed by high bond issuance and ESG advisory.

Acuity Knowledge Partners enables investment banks and advisory firms to establish and grow their sustainable finance practices by providing a wide range of customized analysis and support. At Acuity, we collaborate with the financial services sector around the world to bring our collective experience to the boardroom and beyond. We support the development of a stronger, fairer, and more sustainable financial services industry.

Our support areas cover the entire spectrum of financing products along the sustainable financial investment lifecycle. We play a vital role as a valued partner for investment banks, providing thought leadership, research and analytics as they embark to meet the growing demand for sustainable financing. We help organisations create greater value by identifying their position in the transition to a more sustainable future, as well as how they can best support their stakeholders. We're collaborating with financial services businesses to accelerate transformation by recognizing and managing risks in novel ways, as well as discovering new opportunities, so they can make smarter decisions faster. We help companies measure complete long-term value to support the right projects and innovations and convey a compelling story.

Sustainable Finance Solutions & Support we Offer

  • Identifying sector-wise ESG taxonomy

  • Climate change framework analysis

  • SDG impact analysis

  • Analysis on sustainable initiatives

  • Green/sustainable bonds – opportunity analysis

  • Green/sustainable bonds – market updates

  • Green/sustainable bonds – SPO Analysis

  • Transition bonds – framework development

  • ESG Funds/entities specific portfolio analysis

  • Benchmarking ESG standards and regulations

  • Peer benchmarking

  • ESG market updates and newsletters
  • ESG scoring and rating

  • Thematic study

  • Alignment with GRI, TCFD, ISSB and SFDR

  • Benchmarking global sustainability standards (LEED, BREEAM, BCA, etc.)

  • Decarbonisation Pathways for various sector based on TPI

  • Portfolio assessment on ESG metrics

  • ESG strategy

  • ESG advisory

  • ESG reports

  • Green/social bonds

  • Sustainable bonds

  • Blended finance

  • Green loans

  • Impact finance

Sustainable Finance Solutions & Support we Offer

  • Identifying sector-wise ESG taxonomy

  • Climate change framework analysis

  • SDG impact analysis

  • Analysis on sustainable initiatives

  • Green/sustainable bonds – opportunity analysis

  • Green/sustainable bonds – market updates

  • Green/sustainable bonds – SPO Analysis

  • Transition bonds – framework development

  • ESG Funds/entities specific portfolio analysis

  • Benchmarking ESG standards and regulations

  • Peer benchmarking

  • ESG market updates and newsletters
  • ESG scoring and rating

  • Thematic study

  • Alignment with GRI, TCFD, ISSB and SFDR

  • Benchmarking global sustainability standards (LEED, BREEAM, BCA, etc.)

  • Decarbonisation Pathways for various sector based on TPI

  • Portfolio assessment on ESG metrics

  • ESG strategy

  • ESG advisory

  • ESG reports

  • Green/social bonds

  • Sustainable bonds

  • Blended finance

  • Green loans

  • Impact finance

Automation and workflow management platforms

How we are different

STRATEGIC AND CONSULTATIVE APPROACH
STRATEGIC AND CONSULTATIVE APPROACH
Consultative approach to understand your requirements and develop customised solutions across sustainable finance support
ONE-STOP SHOP FOR SUSTAINABLE FINANCE SUPPORT
ONE-STOP SHOP FOR SUSTAINABLE FINANCE SUPPORT
Comprehensive support across the entire spectrum of financing products along the Sustainable Finance Services for Investment Banks lifecycle
BESPOKE AND THEMATIC-BASED RESEARCH
BESPOKE AND THEMATIC-BASED RESEARCH
Support on developing market-based solutions to structure capital issuances and address environmental and social challenges
STRONG INTEGRATION AND HIGH BUSINESS VALUE
STRONG INTEGRATION AND HIGH BUSINESS VALUE
Strong analytical capabilities and industry expertise coupled with high integration with client teams enable us to bring high business value for our customers

What we have done

ESG Advisory Support To The Client On Developing Sustainable Finance Frameworks For The Corporates
What we are proud of

20%

Increased Efficiency

Significant cash savings for the client due to strategic and real-time support

Transition Finance Support To A Global Investment Bank
What we are proud of

Client Growth: Significant increase in the number of clients due to the use of scalable solutions

Time-Saving: Able to devote time to strategic work and core tasks

ESG Support For A Japanese Investment Bank
What we are proud of

20%

Time saving

18-20%

more client-facing time

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