Global Capital Bond Awards recognise NatWest’s strong position in Sustainable Finance and in the Sterling market

NatWest wins two prestigious awards.

Helping corporate customers embed sustainability across their treasury function

Winning the “Most Impressive Investment Bank for Corporate Green and ESG-Linked Bonds” Award is testament to NatWest’s value add in helping customers apply ESG considerations to their treasury and financial products and workstreams. It demonstrates the recognition of our holistic, tailored and forward-looking approach in advising customers. 

Such customers include:

  • Gasunie: first European Gas TSO to publish a Sustainability-Linked Bond Framework 
  • Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC: inaugural Green Bond and Green Finance framework
  • Holcim: issuing their first privately placed RegS $ Medium Term Note in a Sustainability-Linked Bond format
  • PELF: debut Sterling Green Bond
  • Thames Water: debut Green bond in the EUR market
  • MORhomes: innovative Sustainable Bonds Framework
  • LSE: Sustainable Finance Framework and inaugural Sustainable Private Placement
  • Co-op: aligning its emission targets with FX trading

Supporting stand-out transactions in the Sterling market

Borrowers’, banks and other market players’ votes in this year’s Global Bond Awards meant we were recognized as the “Most Impressive FIG House in Sterling”. This award reflects our strong market position in Sterling, where the teams are dedicated to providing the highest standard of advice and execution for financial issuers looking to raise GBP proceeds. Our integrated primary and secondary businesses help to narrow the gap between investors and issuers, and manage execution risk amidst volatile market conditions.

Helping customers embed ESG across all treasury operations

Commenting on the “Most Impressive Investment Bank for Corporate Green and ESG-Linked Bonds” award, Dr. Arthur Krebbers, Head of Corporate Climate and ESG Capital Markets at NatWest, said “We’re thrilled that the market has selected us for this coveted award, recognising our commitment and our capabilities to support our corporate clients in embedding ESG across their treasury operations. Over recent years treasurers have become increasingly important sustainability leaders within companies, and we are continuously looking to help them on this journey. Such partnerships have helped us bring many new, innovative and impactful transactions to the market.”

Gustavo Brianza, Head of Debt and ESG Advisory for Corporates, NatWest, added: “This award is a valuable statement of recognition for NatWest. It reflects the daily efforts that we are making, in partnership with our clients, to advance the positive impact of financial markets. We are proud to have supported numerous clients, across a broad range of sectors, to structure and execute inaugural frameworks and transactions which support and incentivise the achievement of sustainability objectives.”

James Tayler, Head of Primary Capital Markets and FI Debt Capital Markets at NatWest, commented on the “Most Impressive FIG House in Sterling” award: “We are really pleased to be recognised for our strong position in the FIG sterling market, and would like to thank the issuers and market participants that voted for us. We are especially grateful to our issuer customers for trusting us with their important transactions.” 

[1] Financial Institutions Group

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