Green companies seek ‘voice in the debate’ — EDF CFO

Sixteen companies, all leading green bond issuers, have formed a Corporate Forum on Sustainable Finance. Electricité de France was the prime mover. Xavier Girre, chief financial officer of EDF, tells GlobalCapital why the group is needed, why he supports a green supporting factor and how EDF’s sustainable finance strategy is developing.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 31 Jan 2019

GlobalCapital: Why have you contributed to starting the Corporate Forum on Sustainable Finance?

Xavier Girre: Sustainable development is at the heart of our corporate strategy. We have a group strategy, CAP 2030, to be a leader in low carbon energy generation and develop services in our sector.

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Global Green Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,936.96 10 9.35%
2 Citi 1,738.87 5 8.40%
3 HSBC 1,544.10 12 7.46%
4 Barclays 1,148.44 6 5.55%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 1,048.00 7 5.06%