The sustainable investor for a changing world

Investing in companies at the forefront of the energy transition


To meet the Paris Accord targets on rising global temperatures and growing energy demand due to expanding and wealthier populations, the energy transition towards a low carbon economy is expected to accelerate in the next decade. 

The global energy mix is changing and by 2030, it is estimated that: 

  • Low carbon energy will increase to 60%1
  • Fossil fuels will decrease to 40%1

We believe companies participating in the shift towards a low-carbon economy (the energy transition) could offer attractive growth potential and should remain well supported over the long-term given the changes in:

Transition in the energy system is expected to accelerate in the next decade

For example, huge leaps in technological advancements coupled with changing supply and demand have driven down the price of wind and solar energy, making them more affordable and prevalent.

Through decarbonisation, digitalisation and decentralisation, the energy transition presents a large and diverse investment opportunity set of US$115 trillion .2


BNP Paribas Energy Transition invests in all-cap companies globally that seek to take advantage of the energy transition by investing in three areas that, we believe, are central to its success:

Features of energy transition

Its long-only approach could potentially generate higher returns in exchange for greater volatility.

BNP Paribas Energy Transition is recognised  as a ‘best-in-class thematic impact (environmental)’ fund3 and contributes to three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Affordable and clean energy
Industry innovation and infrastructure
Sustainable cities and communities


BNP Paribas Energy Transition is co-managed by Ulrik Fugmann and Edward Lees, who have been working together since 2001. They have vast experience in investing and managing businesses in energy, materials, agriculture, and industrials markets. They are supported by two dedicated fundamental research analysts, as well as two quantitative analysts, and have access to the BNP Paribas Asset Management Sustainability Centre, which provides proprietary research and data.

Asset Asian Awards 2021
Editor’s Triple Star – Energy Transition Fund4
Sustainability benchmark
Thematic Impact – Environmental – Best-in-class3


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1. Citi, June 2017
2. IRENA, International Renewable Energy Agency, World Energy Transitions Outlook, April 2021
3. Benchmark Sustainability Awards 2021 reflects the performance from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021
4. The Asset – Asset Asian Awards 2021, Sustainable Investing, reflects the performance from 1 January to 31 December 2020


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