Why environmental thematic strategies
Achieving a low carbon economy in harmony with our natural ecosystems requires a fundamental shift across business sectors and geographies. This transition is backed by a growing number of institutions, corporates and consumers and will require tens of trillions of investments over the next few decades.1
BNP Paribas Asset Management is the sustainable investor for a changing world. Through our Environmental Strategies Group, an experienced team of thematic investors, we offer a suite of strategies targeting positive returns and environmental outcomes.
The strategies are based on the premise that environmental themes may outperform the overall market over time and that exposure to these themes could generate attractive long-term return potential. They can also provide diversification and tangible environmental benefits.
Each strategy taps into key environmental themes through an active, global multi-sector approach to better manage risks and uncover the most compelling opportunities.
- BNP Paribas Energy Transition >
- BNP Paribas Ecosystem Restoration >
- BNP Paribas Environmental Absolute Return Thematic (EARTH) >
Team and resources
Ulrik Fugmann and Edward Lees lead our Environmental Strategies Group. It includes portfolio managers, equity and quantitative research analysts, and investment specialists. They benefit from access to our Sustainability Centre, Quantitative Research Group and global risk and trading platform.
FORWARD THINKING| Podcast – 12:42 min
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FORWARD THINKING| Article – 7 Min
FORWARD THINKING| Article – 6 Min
FORWARD THINKING| White paper – 2 Min
PORTFOLIO PERSPECTIVES| Podcast – 12:38 min
FORWARD THINKING| Podcast – 46:15 min
FORWARD THINKING| Video – 11:03 min
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FRONT OF MIND| Podcast – 19:10 min
FRONT OF MIND| Article – 4 Min
PORTFOLIO PERSPECTIVES| White paper – 1 Min
1 Source: IRENA, International Renewable Energy Agency, World Energy Transitions Outlook, April 2021.
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Following the new Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) that came into force on March 10th this year, BNP Paribas Funds Energy Transition Fund, BNP Paribas Funds Ecosystem Restoration Fund and BNP Paribas Funds Environmental Absolute Return Thematic Equity Fund (EARTH) are categorised under Article 9.
Under this new regulation, financial entities such as BNP Paribas Asset Management who sell products into the EU are required to classify the products they manufacture or advise into three categories:
Products with sustainable investment objective (Article 9)
Products promoting environmental or social characteristics (Article 8)
Non-sustainable products (Article 6)
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