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[1]”, using our investments and our ability to engage with 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 on sustainability topics. Promoting good ESG standards is an essential part of our ownership responsibilities. 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 sustainability approach, and 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

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Public policy

We believe that engaging with regulators helps to shape the markets and companies in which we invest and the rules that guide and govern company behaviour.

Our voting activity
Our key figures as of 31 December 2023

1,931general meetings voted in total
36%management resolutions opposed
85%support to shareholder proposals on climate


    Sustainability is core to BNP Paribas Asset Management’s strategy and investment philosophy.


    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 returns for you is the daily priority of our people.

    1 In our view, the world has two kinds of investors: future takers and future makers. Future takers stand by and watch how events unfold. Future makers use their influence to help shape the world around them.


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