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Sustainable and responsible investments


Key points:

  • The 2020s will see an environmental revolution; there will be no other choice than to massively invest to resolve environmental problems in both emerging and developed economies.
  • Environmental funds investing in growing businesses could well produce returns that are higher than cyclicals, neutral or defensive funds.
  • BNP Paribas Asset Management aims to take environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into account in most of our investment decisions


Integrating ESG criteria in our investments

In all its investments, BNPP AM includes ESG-based exclusions based on the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact. Specific ESG standards are applied to companies operating in sectors that may have a social and environmental impact. These sector-based policies cover, for example, palm oil, paper & pulp, coal-fired power plants, nuclear energy, mining & asbestos, agrochemicals & water, food safety and tobacco.

Lastly, in accordance with international treaties, industries such as controversial weapons (antipersonnel mines, cluster bombs, nuclear arms and uranium-based arms) are ineligible for investment.


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