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Alexander BERNHARDT

Alexander BERNHARDT

Global Head of Sustainability Research

Location: Boston

Alex is responsible for BNPP AM’s Sustainability research agenda and ESG scoring platform, and manage its team of ESG analysts. He works closely with the Quantitative Research Group, which plays an increasingly important role in developing and delivering BNPP AM’s sustainability research agenda.

An acknowledged sustainable finance thought leader and innovator, Alex has received multiple awards for his work within insurance and investment across topics including climate risk management, disaster resilience and impact investing.

Alex joined from Marsh McLennan, where he was Director of Innovations, helping clients to address systemic issues including climate resilience, the catastrophe protection gap, diversity and sustainable infrastructure financing.

He was previously Principal and US Responsible Investment Leader at Mercer, helping institutional investors to manage sustainability challenges in their portfolios, particularly related to climate change. He joined Mercer from reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter where he devised bespoke risk transfer solutions for insurance brokers.

Alex holds a BA in English and Philosophy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.

Published by Alexander Bernhardt

Research paper - Investment frameworks for a net zero pathway
Portfolio perspectives | White paper - 8 Min

Research paper - Investment frameworks for a net zero pathway

Our paper, “Aligning investments with the Paris Agreement – Frameworks  for a net zero pathway”, explores various strategies for institutional...

Thematic investing – A sustainable framework for fixed income
Portfolio perspectives | Video - 16:16 MIN

Thematic investing – A sustainable framework for fixed income

In this Thematic Investing video, three of our experts discuss our approach to sustainability-related investing in fixed income markets.   ...

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