The sustainable investor for a changing world

Sustainable investing

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 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration, 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 sustainable investing

Quite simply, it is worth it. Investing sustainably 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.

Also, quite simply, it makes sense. In the long run, our planet is served better with low-carbon energy, environmental sustainability, and equality and inclusive growth. As an investor, you can help shape a better world by investing sustainably. 

Why us

Sustainability is at the heart of our business and our investment decisions. We are squarely focused on achieving long-term sustainable returns for our clients.

  • Long-term commitment to sustainability: a 15-year plus history in sustainable investment, including ESG research and integration, stewardship and issuer engagement, and now a range of thematic and impact funds
  • Recognised ESG performance: we are recognised in assessments and rankings by the likes of PRI, ShareAction, Broadridge, WWF, Majority Action and Influence Map
  • Thought leader and advocate: we are active in 40+ industry and engagement initiatives including the PRI1, IIGCC2 and TCFD3
  • Dedicated sustainability centre: a team of more than 25 ESG professionals with financial, economic and legal expertise supports our global investment teams
  • Global scope: we integrate ESG research and analysis across strategies, asset classes and geographies

Our strategies

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).


Thematic and Impact

Our thematic strategies invest in companies providing solutions to specific environmental and/or social challenges, while our impact strategies invest with the goal of having a measurable positive social and/or environmental impact.

BNP Paribas Aqua

BNP Paribas Ecosystem Restoration

BNP Paribas Global Environment

BNP Paribas Energy Transition

[1] PRI: Principles for Responsible Investment;

[2] IIGCC: Institutional Investor Group on Climate Change;

[3] TCFD: Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures. Trademark, copyright, & other intellectual property rights are & remain the property of their respective owners.


    Past performance is not indicative of current or future performance.

    Any views expressed here are those of the author as of the date of publication, based on available information, and subject to change without notice.

    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).

    Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk.