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ESG/SRI: a responsible approach

 

At BNP Paribas Asset Management, we strive for a world where all investments are responsible. For us, responsible investment is not just about a financial equation. We know that a broader approach is necessary.

What is SRI?

Our SRI approach is designed to combine strong economic performance with a low social and environmental impact by investing in businesses and public entities that contribute to sustainable development. By influencing the governance and actions of stakeholders, SRI promotes an environmentally responsible economy.

What is ESG?

ESG incorporates Environmental, Social and Governance selection criteria in companies in which we invest, to comply with the 10 principles of the United Nations Global Compact on respect for human rights and workers’ rights, the protection of the environment and the fight against corruption.
Our approach also involves the application of “sector policies” that set a framework for, or prohibit investment in, companies operating in controversial sectors with a high environmental impact and poor social practices or governance. These sectors include weapons, palm oil, paper pulp, mining activities and tobacco Companies that do not comply with our ESG criteria are excluded from our investment universe.

BNP Paribas Asset Management in figures

EUR 36.8
billion in SRI assets for BNPP AM**
EUR 222
billion in ESG assets for BNPP AM**
20
years of SRI expertise serving its customers

Source: BNP Paribas Asset Management, in savings under management at 31/12/2018

Our responsible investment approach

• Thanks to our specialised strategies, we can invest our clients’ capital in themes that will shape the world of tomorrow.

• Diversifying your savings to benefit from long-term growth activities providing attractive potential returns, while limiting the risk of controversy.