Why environmental thematic strategies
Achieving a low carbon economy in harmony with our natural ecosystems requires a fundamental shift across every business sector and geography. This transition is backed by a growing number of institutions, corporates and consumers that will require tens of trillions of Investments over the next decades.1
Environmental thematic strategies suite
BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) is the sustainable investor for a changing world. Through the BNPP AM Environmental Strategies Group, we offer a complete suite of strategies targeting returns and positive environmental impact.
The strategies are based on the premise that environmental themes will 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.
Specialised investment team
BNP Paribas Ecosystem Restoration
Going beyond carbon and restoring the earth’s natural balance. Invests in companies that help restore and sustainably manage our aquatic, terrestrial and urban ecosystems.
BNP Paribas Energy Transition
Target companies that provide environmental solutions to facilitate the energy transition through decarbonisation, digitalisation and/or decentralisation.
BNP Paribas Environmental Absolute Return Thematic (EARTH)
Access companies facilitating environmental change in energy, materials, agriculture and industrial markets, while shorting those suffering from transition risk.
The Environmental Strategies Group
The BNPP AM Environmental Strategies Group are an experienced team of thematic investors, led by Ulrik Fugmann and Edward Lees, with a deep understanding of businesses, industries and technologies.
The team consists of portfolio managers, research analysts, investment specialists and a quantitative analyst. They benefit from access to our Sustainability Centre, Quantitative Research Group and global risk and trading platform.
Co-Head & Senior PM
Co-Head & Senior PM
Equity Research Analyst
Equity Research Analyst
Senior Investment Specialist
1 Source: IRENA, International Renewable Energy Agency, World Energy Transitions Outlook, April 2021.
The strategies mentioned here are managed by BNP Paribas Asset Management’s USA Inc.’s UK affiliate, BNP Paribas Asset Management UK Limited, which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England No: 02474627, registered office: 5 Aldermanbury Square, London, England, EC2V 7BP, United Kingdom. BNP Paribas Asset Management UK Limited is also registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended.
The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial outlay. Past performance is no guarantee for future returns.
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).
Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk.
BNP Paribas Asset Management seeks to integrate environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) factors into all of our portfolios as a means to mitigate certain short, medium and long-term financial risks, identify better long-term investments, and encourage more responsible corporate behavior. We will never subordinate our client’s interests to unrelated objectives. Certain issuers and industries are excluded from our actively managed portfolios based upon our view of their ESG performance and risk profile. As a result, we may pass up certain opportunities when these excluded issuers or industries are in favor. Due to significant gaps in disclosure regimes around the world, we may need to rely upon voluntary disclosures by issuers, which are often not audited. We therefore may not have consistent access to complete, accurate or comparable information about the ESG performance of our holdings. Please consult the applicable offering document for more information about the specific ESG strategy employed by each investment strategy since a given strategy may not have specific ESG guidelines, and investments are not limited to securities that are ESG compatible.