Increasingly, investors are looking for ways to allocate their capital towards a more sustainable future. This could be, for example, in technologies that mitigate climate change or products that promote biosphere integrity. The question is how to identify and access these solutions?
Our sustainable thematic strategies
BNP Paribas Asset Management is the sustainable investor for a changing world. Through our expert investment teams, we offer a comprehensive suite of strategies that target attractive returns alongside a more sustainable future, in particular our range of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) which include an explicit focus on key environmental themes.
Green hydrogen economy
Green hydrogen is expected to play an important role in achieving net zero given it does not emit polluting gasses during combustion or production. But its future depends on funding for projects to increase infrastructure and innovation.
Our green hydrogen ETF replicates the ECPI Global ESG Hydrogen Economy Index. Composed of 40 global stocks selected using ESG criteria, the index provides exposure to the most active companies in the green hydrogen economy.
Green, social and sustainable bond
Finance has a major role to play in responding to environmental and social challenges. Green, social and sustainable (GSS) bonds provide capital for activities that contribute positively to these issues.
Green bonds, for instance, cover sectors like renewable energy, water management and pollution control, while social bonds can help combat poverty and inequality.
Seeking to provide a direct and measurable impact, our green, social and sustainable bond ETF taps into this growing fixed income segment. It replicates an index from JP Morgan that consists of best-in-class GSS issuers in developed and emerging markets.
The World Bank defines the blue economy as ‘the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health’.
Indeed, seas and oceans are precious ecosystems that:
Our blue economy ETF reflects this and aims to invest in developed market companies that are sustainably participating in the blue economy, including maritime transport and marine biotech. It replicates the ECPI Global ESG Blue Economy Index.
About BNP Paribas Easy
BNP Paribas Easy is BNP Paribas Asset Management’s range of ETFs and index solutions. Our team manage over 100 ETFs and index funds with around 33 billion in assets under management.10
ESG = Environmental, Social, Governance
1,2 Hydrogen Council, 2021
3 International Renewable Energy Association, 2022
4 OECD, 2017
5 Climate Bonds, 2021
6 Investment Week, 2022
7 National Geographic, 2018
8 European Union, 2017
10 BNP Paribas Asset Management, 30 June 2022
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- 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).