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 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. 

Why us

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 many third-parties such as PRI, ShareAction, Broadridge, WWF, Majority Action and Influence Map
  • Thought leader and advocate: we are active in 40+ industry and collaborative initiatives including the PRI1, IIGCC2 and TCFD3
  • 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 geographies4

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).

[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.

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

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    • 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).
    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.
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