Every year on the 22nd April, Earth Day brings governments, companies and individuals from around the world to promote environmental protection and innovative solutions to the environmental crisis.
THE ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS
Human society and the global economy are inextricably linked to water, land, biodiversity, forests and minerals. Once considered inexhaustible, these critical resources and ecosystems are now under severe pressure from current rates of consumption, because of both unsustainable population growth and business models. Climate-related risks, which are coming through more rapidly than previously thought, exert yet more pressure. Arctic summer sea ice, for instance, could disappear as early as 2035.1 The world is quite literally at a tipping point.
Unless we act immediately and radically to reverse the situation, we will destroy our natural capital and be unable to sustain current economic growth rates and the prosperity levels that developed countries enjoy, let alone extend them to developing nations.
WHAT WE’RE DOING TO HELP
At BNP Paribas Asset Management, we want to improve the environmental impact of our investments and use them as a force for good. This means we:
- Integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations across all our funds
- Practice stewardship through shareholder engagement and public policy advocacy activities
- Apply responsible business conduct policies and product-based exclusions
- Focus on key sustainability issues including energy, equality and the environment
- Promote awareness about the role finance can play in achieving a more sustainable world
HOW YOU CAN HELP
By allocating capital towards sustainable strategies or those that seek to effect change, investors can target attractive financial returns while making a positive contribution to the environment, society or both.
|BNP Paribas EARTH*||BNP Paribas Energy Transition|
|Target opportunities across the energy transition and ecosystem restoration universes, with a long/short approach.||Invest in companies dedicated to finding solutions that support the transition to a low-carbon economy.|
|BNP Paribas Global Environment||BNP Paribas Climate Impact|
|Capture opportunities in the fast-growing global resource efficiency and environmental markets.||Capitalise on companies focused on enabling the adaptation to, or mitigation of, climate change.|
|THE UN DECADE ON ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION||ENERGY TRANSITION – OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS||HOW WE’RE TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE|
|The UN’s new initiative to prevent and reverse ecosystem degradation.||We remain constructive for the segment over the medium to longer term.||We’re using four tools to address climate change risk including issuer engagement.|
*BNP Paribas Environmental Absolute Return Thematic
1. Nature Climate Change, Sea-ice-free Arctic during the last interglacial supports fast future loss, 2020
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