Inclusive growth is economic growth that is distributed fairly across society creating opportunities for all.
At BNP Paribas Asset Management, we are convinced that companies with an inclusive growth mind-set create an environment conducive to better results. In addition, through the decisions they take all along the supply chain, companies can have a far-reaching impact in helping to counter inequalities.
In our view, organisations that are more diverse will tend to beat their less diverse rivals in terms of both revenues and profit. Diverse management teams lead to more creativity, innovation and openness. Such teams are better able to assess consumer interest and demand. All of this has a direct positive impact on revenues.
The inclusive growth strategy, run in collaboration with the Sustainability Centre, is a thematic equity strategy with solid ESG integration. This new, animated paper presents the strategy, whose focus is to identify companies with best practices in societal issues promoting inclusive growth.
Read Inclusive growth – Paving the way ahead to learn more about the diversification benefits inclusive growth offers to investors seeking to align their financial ambitions with societal values.
Any views expressed here are those of the author as of the date of publication, are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may take different investment decisions for different clients. This document does not constitute investment advice.
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