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Property EU interviews Natixis’ Emmanuel Verhoosel on why the bank’s green lending strategy is gaining traction

March 13, 2020

In an interview with Property EU, Emmanuel Verhoosel – Natixis’ Global Head of Real Estate and Hospitality – explains how the bank’s colour-coded system to prioritise green transactions across all sectors that it lends to, including real estate, is paying off.

With a green transaction, “the banker is more likely to win the business, because the cost of capital allocated to it is lower. So bankers naturally aim to look for green transactions because the likelihood is they will win those in the market because they have a competitive edge”, says Verhoosel.

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