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Talking heads – Committing to net zero as an asset manager

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    As part of its contribution to the low carbon energy transition, BNP Paribas Asset Management is taking action and implementing best practice, including in its investment strategies. This includes working with clients on decarbonisation and setting internal targets to progressively increase the share of assets under management aligned with net zero greenhouse gas emissions.  

    In this Talking heads podcast, Thibaud Clisson, climate change lead, tells chief market strategist Daniel Morris that BNPP AM will reduce the carbon footprint of investments, prioritising companies and other issuers that have strategies for a pathway to net zero. This push also includes phasing out investments in coal and stronger stewardship activities to try to influence corporate behaviour.

    “As an asset manager, we have a responsibility and a key role to play by moving our investments towards the necessary energy transition and encouraging governments and corporates to announce their climate ambitions and deliver on their climate commitments,” Thibaud Clisson says.

    You can also listen and subscribe to Talking heads on YouTube or read the transcript.

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    Please note that articles may contain technical language. For this reason, they may not be suitable for readers without professional investment experience. 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. The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial outlay. Past performance is no guarantee for future returns. Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions). Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk.

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