At BNP Paribas Asset Management, our goal is to adopt a sustainable approach across our investment strategies. Our approach is built on six pillars, the core of which is ESG integration1, investment stewardship (voting and stewardship), a responsible business conduct policy and sector-based exclusions, and a forward-looking perspective (the ‘3Es’: energy transition, environmental sustainability, and equality and inclusive growth).
Why invest with a sustainable approach
Investing with a sustainable approach can be financially rewarding by, for example, steering clear of companies that are exposed to pollution lawsuits, labour unrest, shareholder disputes or other events that can damage their reputation and business performance.
Our planet is also served better with low-carbon energy, environmental sustainability, and equality and inclusive growth. As an investor, you can help shape a better world through your investment choices.
Sustainability is core to our business and our investment decisions. We are focused on achieving long-term sustainable returns for our clients.
- Long-term commitment to sustainability: 20+ year history in sustainability including ESG research and integration, stewardship and issuer engagement, and a broad range of solutions to invest in sustainability
- Recognised ESG performance: our expertise is recognised by various third-parties such as PRI2, ShareAction, Broadridge, WWF3, Majority Action, and Influence Map
- Thought leader and advocate: we are active in 40+ industry and collaborative initiatives including the PRI, IIGCC4, and TCFD5
- Dedicated Sustainability Centre: a team of around 30 multi-disciplinary professionals driving our sustainability approach
- Global scope: we seek to integrate ESG research and analysis across strategies, asset classes and geographies6
Our goal is to integrate sustainability dimensions across our investment strategies, according to the four core pillars of our approach.
For investors wishing to go further, we also offer solutions that promote environmental and/or social characteristics (e.g., an ESG score better than the benchmark investment universe); carry one or several labels (delivered by independent organisations such as ‘Label ISR’ in France); or incorporate a sustainable investment objective (e.g., sustainable thematic strategies – below).
Sustainable thematic strategies
 ESG = Environmental, Social, Governance. ESG assessments are based on BNP Paribas Asset Management’s proprietary methodology which integrates all three aspects of E, S & G.
 PRI = Principles for Responsible Investment
 WWF = World Wide Fund for Nature
 IIGCC = Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change
 TCFD = Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. Trademark, copyright, & other intellectual property rights are & remain the property of their respective owners.
 BNP Paribas Asset Management’s ESG integration principles and guidelines (link: 517E383E-5094-4908-A7CB-A0C0795C0288 (bnpparibas-am.com))
- 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.
- 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).