This report highlights the key facts from 2017 and demonstrates BNPP AM’s continued commitment to informing its clients and partners about its responsible investment approach.
The global economic crisis of 2008 has led us to rethink the role of finance in our society. It has underlined the necessity for financial industry stakeholders to align themselves with the long-term interests of our economy. Climate change, population ageing and social inequalities pose new risks that are complex to grasp, and which could destroy value for investors in the medium term, as well as in the long term. It is our duty to take into account these risks: for our clients, of course, but also for our staff, our stakeholders, our suppliers and our partners, as well as society as a whole and for future generations.
At BNP Paribas Asset Management, we believe in a world with low-carbon, more sustainable and more inclusive economic growth model.
We are taking steps to direct our clients’ investments towards sustainable solutions, and at the same time using our influence as stakeholders to support those companies in which we invest in their transition to more responsible business practices. It is also our role to share our expertise and skills with our peers and with those institutional investors around the world that are committed to focusing public policy on the creation of a global economy that is more equitable. Lastly, like every company, we seek performance and growth. But growth has no meaning unless it benefits all of society.
Our vision is clear: to contribute to a better future through our responsible investment policy.
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