Every year on the 5th June, the United Nations’ World Environment Day (WED) brings together governments, companies and individuals around the world to promote environmental action. WED 2020 focuses on biodiversity, with previous years raising awareness for issues such as pollution, overpopulation and sustainable consumption.
The biodiversity challenge
Earth’s natural systems are the foundation of most industries and livelihoods. The water we drink, the air we breathe, the soil from which we consume our food.
However, many of these systems are under increasing pressure from ever-growing human demand. As a recent inter-governmental report outlines, in the past 50 years the human population has doubled to around eight billion, the global economy nearly quadrupled and global trade increased tenfold.1
We therefore need to act now to shape a better, more sustainable world. If we do not, we will devastate our biodiversity and food systems, and be unable to maintain the levels of growth and prosperity much of the developed world enjoys today, let alone extend them to developing countries.
What we’re doing to help
At BNP Paribas Asset Management, our focus is on delivering long-term, sustainable investment returns.
To do so, we:
- Integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations across all our funds
- Practice stewardship through shareholder engagement and public policy advocacy activities
- Apply responsible business conduct policies and product-based exclusions
- Take a forward-looking approach, focused on key sustainability issues: energy, equality and the environment
- Promote awareness about the role finance can play in achieving a more sustainable world
How you can help
By allocating capital towards strategies that integrate sustainability factors or those that target positive change, investors can seek for financial returns while making a positive contribution to the environment, society or both.
BNP Paribas Global Environment
BNP Paribas Energy Transition
|Capture opportunities in the fast-growing global resource efficiency and environmental markets.||Capitalise on the move to low-carbon energy by investing in companies dedicated to climate change solutions.|
1 IPBES, global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services, 2019; The investments in the funds are subject to market fluctuations and the risks inherent in investments in securities. 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. This advertisement has not been reviewed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. It is issued and has been prepared by BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Singapore Limited [BNPP AMS]. It is produced for information purposes only and does not constitute: 1. an offer to buy nor a solicitation to sell, nor shall it form the basis of or be relied upon in connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever or 2. investment advice. It does not have any regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any person. Investors should consult their own professional advisors in respect of legal, accounting, domicile and tax advice prior to investing in the fund(s), and in the event that he chooses not to seek advice from professional advisors, he should make an independent determination of the suitability and consequences of an investment. Investors considering subscribing to the fund(s) should read carefully the most recent prospectus, offering document including the risk factors and consult the fund(s’) most recent financial reports before investing, as available from BNPP AMS or its authorised distributors. Investments involve risks. Investments in emerging markets involve above-average risk. Given the economic and market risks, there can be no assurance that the fund(s) will achieve its/their investment objectives. Investments in the fund are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed, or insured by BNPP AMS or its authorised distributors or its affiliates and are subject to investment risks, including the possible loss of principal amount invested. Returns may be affected by investment strategies or objectives, markets and economic conditions. Past performance of the fund(s) or the managers, and any economic and market trends or forecast, are not necessarily indicative of the future or likely performance of the fund(s) or the manager and the value of the investments in fund(s) may go down as well as up. Investors may not get back the amount they originally invested. Funds which are invested in emerging markets, smaller companies and derivative instruments may also involve a higher degree of risk and are usually more sensitive to price movements. Views and opinions included herein constitute the judgment of BNPP AMS and its affiliates at the time specified and may be subject to change without notice. BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Singapore Limited - registered office at 20 Collyer Quay, #01-01, 20 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049319. Company Registration No. 199308471D.