Orith Azoulay

Global Head of Green & Sustainable Finance

Orith Azoulay


Orith Azoulay is Global Head of CIB’s Green and Sustainable Finance

She has been working in SRI/ESG since 2002.

Orith joined Natixis in 2008 to create and lead its SRI sell-side Research team, and since 2017, created and leading the Green and Sustainable Finance Hub.

Natixis’ Green and Sustainable Hub consists of a dedicated, expert and resolutely cross-asset operational task force, whose main role is to develop CIB’s Green & Sustainable franchise and its revenue generation in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas: it offers a wide range of services, from green & sustainable financing to investment solutions structuring through green & sustainable research and advisory.

As an analyst, Orith’s sectors of specialty have historically been energy, utilities, real estate - building materials & construction, but also carbon/climate related topics. She is also Natixis’ expert on green bonds.

Prior to joining Natixis, Orith was a senior SRI analyst at Groupama Asset Management from 2003 to 2008, where she created and led their SRI practice.

She also worked for the ORSE, a French think tank for Corporate Social Responsibility, where she was a research analyst.

Orith started her career as an equity analyst at JP Morgan Chase in London.

Orith graduated from ESCP Europe in 2000 (Diplome Grande Ecole, Diplom Kaufmann).

Natixis CIB was recognized by the Banker in 2018, winning the Award for the “Most Innovative Bank for Climate and Sustainability”. Also, Natixis Green & Sustainable Research was ranked #1 in 2018 by Euromoney Fixed Income Research survey for ESG/Green Bond research. Last, Natixis SRI research was ranked #2 SRI/Sustainability Research team in Europe at the 2017 Extel Survey, and Orith was ranked N°3 as an individual SRI analyst in the same survey. In 2015, she was N°1 ranked SRI sell-side analyst for her understanding of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) challenges facing companies in the European Independent Research in Responsible Investment (IRRI) survey conducted by Extel, WeConvene and SRI-Connect.

Speaker at these events:

Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Saudi Arabia 2019