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Commitments to
green growth

Many sectors of the economy have now entered a cycle of continuous improvement in order to seize the opportunities presented by green growth. Groupe BPCE supports its individual and professional customers by financing this energy and ecological transition, a lever for innovation and the creation of jobs that cannot be relocated.

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We support our clients in transforming their lifestyles 

Going further in the energy efficiency of buildings

Since 2009, we have continuously taken action to improve the thermal performance of residential buildings.

  • A major player in the zero interest rate eco-loan (Éco-PTZ), which enables borrowers to finance energy renovation work on housing.
  • 67,500 Éco-PTZ loans representing €552 million (stock) as at December 31, 2018.
  • 27,000 projects financed, representing €169 million of loan outstandings, thanks to loans from the Sustainable Development passbook savings accounts offered by the Banque Populaire banks (PREVair) and the Caisses d'Epargne (Écureuil Crédit DD) as at December 31, 2018.

Encouraging green mobility

We have designed specific products to encourage our customers to move towards low-carbon or carbon-free mobility. Thus, the AUTOVair solutions provided by the Banque Populaire banks and the Ecureuil Auto DD products of the Caisses d'Epargne offer customers preferential rates when they acquire hybrid and electric vehicles, including electric assist bicycles (EABs). 

  • 18,000 vehicles financed for a total of €127 million as at December 31, 2018 (stock).

We support companies towards a more responsible growth model

Ecological transition as a means for greater competitiveness 

As the leading bank for SMEs and the 2nd largest bank for tradespeople/small shopkeepers, Banque Populaire has set up a specific financing tool to support its professional customers in their ecological transition. This loan enables them to finance work aimed at optimizing the energy efficiency of their buildings and machinery, managing their waste or polluting emissions, and installing renewable energy equipment.  

  • 1,130 projects financed for a total of €142 million as at December 31, 2018 (stock).

Cutting-edge expertise regarding renewable energy

While we are one of the front-ranking players in renewable energy financing, we are also expanding our support for companies thanks to the expertise of several subsidiaries specializing in this field, such as Grand Ouest Environnement, Hypéria Finance and Natixis Energeco.

Find further details of our commitments to green growth in our Registration Document.