The sustainable investor for a changing world

ESG & sustainable thematic ETFs

BNP Paribas Asset Management offers a broad range of ESG-aligned1 and sustainable thematic ETFs.2 Today, we manage around 39 billion EUR in index solutions.3

Why ESG & thematic ETFs

ETFs have grown in popularity in recent years thanks to generally lower fees, intraday trading, and enhanced transparency.

ESG-aligned ETFs can provide additional benefits like improved risk management by, for example, steering clear of companies involved in controversial activities that could damage their reputation and business performance. And those that target specific sustainability themes, such as low-carbon energy, could offer attractive long-term growth potential, albeit with greater volatility and risk.

Why us

Sustainability is core to our business and our investment decisions. Through our BNP Paribas Easy ETF range, we seek to deliver long-term sustainable returns.

  • Broad fund range: over 40 sub-funds covering several asset classes, geographies, and themes
  • Long-term commitment: 20+ year history in sustainability and 30+ years of experience in passive investment
  • Recognised ESG performance: our expertise is recognised by third-parties such as PRI4, ShareAction, Broadridge, WWF5, Majority Action, and Influence Map
  • Dedicated resources: over 10 portfolio managers dedicated to index and ETF portfolios, as well as a Sustainability Centre of around 30 multi-disciplinary professionals
  • Global scope: we seek to integrate ESG research and analysis across strategies and apply our active voting and engagement policy to all index funds and ETFs6

Our strategies

ESG-aligned ETFs

Sustainable thematic ETFs


[1] ESG = Environmental, Social, Governance

[2] ETF = Exchange-traded fund

[3] Source: BNP Paribas Asset Management, as of 31 January 2023

[4] PRI = Principles for Responsible Investment

[5] WWF = World Wide Fund for Nature

[6] BNP Paribas Asset Management’s ESG integration principles and guidelines (link: 517E383E-5094-4908-A7CB-A0C0795C0288 (


Past performance or achievement is not indicative of current or future performance. Performances is calculated net of fees unless otherwise stated.
  • Any views expressed here are those of the author as of the date of publication, are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may take different investment decisions for different clients. This material does not constitute investment advice.
Investments are subject to market fluctuations and the risks inherent in investments in securities. The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial investment. There is no guarantee that the performance objective will be achieved.
  • Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions).
For a complete description and definition of risks, please consult the last available prospectus and KID of the fund. Investors considering subscribing to a fund should read carefully its most recent prospectus and KID that can be downloaded free of charge from our website:
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment risk: The lack of common or harmonised definitions and labels integrating ESG and sustainability criteria at EU level may result in different approaches by managers when setting ESG objectives. This also means that it may be difficult to compare strategies integrating ESG and sustainability criteria to the extent that the selection and weightings applied to select investments may be based on metrics that may share the same name but have different underlying meanings. In evaluating a security based on the ESG and sustainability criteria, the Investment Manager may also use data sources provided by external ESG research providers. Given the evolving nature of ESG, these data sources may for the time being be incomplete, inaccurate or unavailable. Applying responsible business conduct standards in the investment process may lead to the exclusion of securities of certain issuers. Consequently, (the Sub-Fund's) performance may at times be better or worse than the performance of relatable funds that do not apply such standards.