The sustainable investor for a changing world

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Stewardship: a future maker in action

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.

This is why we use stewardship – proxy voting, company engagement and public policy advocacy – to encourage companies and policy makers to improve their performance and accountability on sustainability topics. This helps us in better managing ESG risks in the near and long-term, enhances our knowledge and understanding as an investor, and creates positive externalities – all of which benefit our clients. We believe that engagement is generally more effective than exclusion – although divestment can be a last resort.

Stewardship is part of the six pillars of our sustainable investor approach, and fully embedded in our Global Sustainability Strategy.

Meet Michael Herskovich, our Global Head of Stewardship

Our Stewardship approach is three-fold


A priority for us as part of our ongoing dialogue with the companies in which we invest is to promote good governance practices.


Engagement related to voting

Thematic engagement

Engagement linked to ESG performance

Public policy

Active engagement with regulators helps to shape the markets in which we invest and the rules that guide and govern company behaviour.

Our voting activity
Our key figures as of 31 December 2022

1976general meetings voted in total
33%management resolutions opposed
90%support to shareholder proposals on climate


    Sustainability is embedded within BNP Paribas Asset Management’s strategy and investment decision-making.


    Sustainability documentation

    Find all our policies, strategies and reportings.


    We are sustainable investors for a changing world

    At BNP Paribas Asset Management generating long-term sustainable investment returns for you is the daily priority of our people.