Sustainability is core to BNP Paribas Asset Management’s strategy and investment philosophy. BNP Paribas Asset Management aims to generate long-term sustainable returns for its clients based on a unique sustainability-driven approach. Among the leaders in thematic investment in Europe1, BNP Paribas Asset Management intends to contribute to the energy transition, environmental sustainability and the promotion of equality and inclusive growth.
“BNP Paribas Asset Management is now “the sustainable investor for a changing world.“ Aware of our responsibility, we are now more than ever determined to act every day, wherever we operate, in favour of a more sustainable economy, and in doing so, to protect the interests of our clients.”
Our role in society
Climate change, growing social inequalities and environmental damage caused by human activity can have a severe impact on the performance of companies in which asset management companies invest.
To successfully meet today’s challenges and ensure a prosperous and sustainable economy for tomorrow, long-term investors have a role to play by using the leverage that their investments and their voices bring to positively influence companies’ practices. We firmly believe that if the financial sector takes better account of social and environmental externalities, it will deliver value while making the world a better place and the global economy more sustainable.
BNPP AM takes its share of responsibility and intends to be the driving force behind this transformation. Thus, we work with our clients to meet tomorrow’s challenges today and contribute to a more secure economic future.
Our approach to sustainability
Our goal is to integrate sustainability across our investment strategies. We define our sustainability approach as follows: ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) integration, stewardship (voting and engagement), a responsible business conduct policy and the implementation of sector-based exclusions, a forward-looking perspective (the “3Es”: Energy transition, Environmental sustainability, Equality and inclusive growth).LEARN MORE
We are committed to being a “future maker”, using our investments and our influence towards companies and policy makers, to advocate for a low-carbon, environmentally sustainable and inclusive economy.LEARN MORE
Sustainable finance regulation
An age of sustainability is supplanting the 200-year-long era of carbon. The financial services industry, partly by choice and partly by regulatory edict, is helping to facilitate the transition.LEARN MORE
1 Source: 2nd in Europe for active sustainable thematic strategies, according to an analysis made by BNP Paribas Asset Management based on Morningstar data as at 31/12/2022
- 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).