The sustainable investor for a changing world

BNP Paribas Asset Management has published its 2022 Sustainability Report‘Towards a sustainable transition’, demonstrating its strategy through key achievements, progress and initiatives.

Among the key achievements in 2022, BNP Paribas Asset Management has:

  • Classified 89% of its open-ended European funds range as Article 8 or 9 under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)
  • Updated its funds’ documentation with new sustainability indicators in accordance with SFDR level 2, to bring even more transparency to investors.
  • Committed, as a signatory to the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative, to supporting the goals of net zero greenhouse gas emissions and to support investing aligned with net zero emissions by 2050, with the publication of its Net Zero Roadmap.
  • Published the first results of its research to determine the biodiversity footprint of its investments, with the development of a tool – in collaboration with Iceberg Data Lab and I Care & Consult – that identifies and quantifies the potential negative biodiversity impacts of portfolio companies.
  • Voted at around 2,000 general meetings and opposed 33% of resolutions, focused on executive compensation, financial operations and board elections.

2022 was a dynamic year for sustainability-focused investors. Over the past year we stayed focused on our mission, delivering sustainable returns to our clients, and made significant progress on several fronts, as I hope the pages of this report demonstrate.

Jane Ambachtsheer, Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management


Figures as of 31 December 2022

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