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Our approach to responsibility

 

At BNP Paribas Asset Management we’re working towards a world where all investing is responsible. For us, investing responsibly isn’t just about embracing the social values and global concerns we share with our clients, it’s about investing in a brighter future that delivers long-term rewards for both our clients and future generations.

We acknowledge the importance of our role in representing the interests of our clients to the management teams of the companies in which in invest.  Being long-term investors enables us to develop productive relationships, allowing scope to engage on the issues that are most relevant to our investment cases.

We also recognise the important role that long term capital has in tackling the numerous challenges of the world- from carbon emissions to population displacement, and from infrastructure requirements to the opportunities of disruptive technology.  We are proud to have been one of the first asset managers to commit to disclose the carbon footprints of our portfolios by signing the Montreal carbon pledge, and are playing a major role in helping to finance the world’s transition to cleaner energy.

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Throughout our investment strategies, we aim to look beyond standard financial metrics to invest in sustainable business models capable of delivering superior shareholder value over the long run.  Our approach has been recognised by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), which assigned us an A+ rating – the highest possible. In doing so, the PRI highlighted our commitment to, management of, and active promotion of ESG integration to our clients, and our high level of involvement in bringing these issues to the attention of financial governing bodies.

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