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ESG Means Business

From seeking to manage risk to uncovering opportunities, ESG (environmental, social, and governance) can be a powerful investment analysis tool for investors.

  • August 6, 2021
MIROVA Recognised as a ‘Best For The World™ 2021 B Corp’ in ‘Customers Area’

Mirova has been named amongst the ‘Best for the World™ B Corps of 2021 for the development of high impact investment solutions for investors.

  • July 29, 2021
Thematics AM Launches its First Report on Climate Strategy and Performance

As an asset management organisation with a pure thematic focus on the global listed equity markets, Thematics AM is committed to supporting efforts to mitigate against the effects of climate change.

  • July 20, 2021
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The Ossiam Shiller Barclays CAPE® US Sector Value strategy with an ESG Overlay

Find out how the strategy is developed with two objectives in mind: Integrating key ESG considerations and preserving the risk return profile.

  • July 19, 2021
Gen Z: Who Else?

Jens Peers, CFA, CEO, and CIO, Mirova US elaborates on the Generation Z and identifies key characteristics and trends, he also highlights some possible scenarios how it may impact other generations going forward.

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The Next Frontier in ESG: Biodiversity

Find out how Ossiam is leveraging on new data to address the key issue of biodiversity in the agriculture and food sector.

  • July 14, 2021
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Artificial Intelligence, Linking ESG and Financial Performance

Find out how ESG and financial performance are linked, and how Ossiam uses its innovative Machine Learning tool to process large ESG data sets and learn from it.

  • July 14, 2021
A Tech Odyssey

Hua Cheng, PhD, CFA* Portfolio Manager at Mirova US** and Louise Schreiber Senior Sustainability Analyst Mirova discuss the impact of the technology acceleration during the pandemic.

  • July 8, 2021
The G Factor

Amber Fairbanks and Manon Salomez, ESG analyst, give their view on the impact of Covid-19 on corporate governance and Mirova’s vision of creating shared value over the long term.

  • June 21, 2021
At the Dawn of a New Era

Nathalie Wallace Head of ESG Strategy and Development, Mirova US* and Mathilde Dufour Head of Sustainability Research Listed Assets, Mirova discuss the impact that the U.S. re-joined the Paris Climate Agreement under the new Biden Administration.

  • June 14, 2021
Creating Sustainable Value: The Transition to Responsible Capitalism Will Not be a Smooth Ride

With the Creating Sustainable Value newsletter, Mirova offers you to understand the markets from a new angle and to engage in sustainable development.

  • May 21, 2021
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Serious About Sustainability

Jens Peers, CEO & CIO of Mirova US and manager of the Mirova Global Sustainable Equity Strategy, reveals how nearly two decades of thematic and environmental investing have helped hone his skills in identifying the companies that are transitioning towards the future.

Enabling vs Labelling in Sustainable Finance

ESG data, standards and labels are unlikely to drive the change we seek until we first agree on the appropriate change mechanisms.

  • May 10, 2021
Alt-Protein: How to Feed the World Without Meat

Carmine De Franco, Head of Research at Ossiam Asset Management, on how sustainability concerns are stimulating growth in demand for alternative proteins.

  • May 7, 2021
Engaging Responsibly

Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at London Business School, on why sustainability isn’t something you measure, it’s something you assess.

  • April 30, 2021
No Impact Without Momentum

Ashby Monk, Executive and Research Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center, on why our journey towards a more sustainable future might be long and uncomfortable.

  • April 30, 2021
Real World Impact

Florian Heeb and Julian Kölbel, researchers at the University of Zurich, on how investors can distinguish between what’s labelled as green and what really has impact.

  • April 30, 2021
An Honest Debate on ESG

Victor Van Hoorn, Executive Director of Eurosif, on why labelling alone won’t automatically enable us to meet carbon neutrality objectives.

  • April 30, 2021
Mega Trends: What Themes will Define the Decade?

As the global economy undergoes its biggest changes in a generation, we unpack the themes underpinning the next decade of growth.

Greenium: An Ally, and Source of Opportunities

More than ever, green bonds are the focus of attention. How investors should approach Greenium, its specific feature ? Find out Mirova’s analysis.

  • April 22, 2021
Green Hydrogen: a Catalyst for the Energy Transition

The use of hydrogen as a source of energy is in its early stages and its applications are as numerous as they are promising. Find out Mirova’s analysis.

  • April 21, 2021
2021 ESG Investor Insight Report

Investors and professionals are warming up to the potential of ESG. Our research offers insight into five critical questions about ESG investing.

8 Keys to Understand the Climate Challenge

Bigger than a pandemic, global warming is threatening humanity. After publishing the "8 Keys to Understanding Socially Responsible Investment" in 2019, DNCA Finance focuses on the challenges of climate change.

  • March 26, 2021
Biden and the Paris Agreement: What Rejoining Could Mean for Investors

The US has officially rejoined the Paris Agreement on climate change, signaling a broader focus by the Biden administration on sustainability issues.

Loomis Sayles: Fixed Income Approach to ESG and Corporate Issuers

The Loomis Sayles Global Fixed Income Team explains its ESG investment philosophy and enhancements to its capabilities and process.

  • March 23, 2021
Loomis Sayles: A Principled Approach to ESG in Investing

Well-known for deep proprietary research, Loomis Sayles believes that ESG considerations are an inextricable part of investment analysis.

  • March 22, 2021
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Natixis Adds Powerful ESG Function to Portfolio Clarity Tool

Natixis Investment Managers Solutions has upgraded the Natixis Portfolio Clarity analysis tool to also include non-financial data.

  • March 16, 2021
Blended Finance: Finding the Right Mix of Public and Private Investment

To shift capital and enable ambitions to become reality, investment projects need a clear purpose and the right mix of public and private investment.

  • March 10, 2021
Dorval’s Macro Corner : Confidence in the Recovery Shifts Attention Towards Risks of Excesses

As the world economy has already reached its pre-crisis level, an almost complete catch-up of the lost ground in terms of growth becomes more plausible.

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Sustainable Finance: a European Regulatory Perspective

Corentin Couvidat, Regulatory Affairs at Natixis Investment Managers, gives a full picture of ESG regulations in 2021.

  • February 16, 2021
Creating Sustainable Value: Environment – Social – Governance, a new investor's Bill of Rights?

Measure Impact, Engage, and Understand ESG Trends with this quarter’s Mirova quarter Newsletter “Creating Sustainable Value”.

  • February 11, 2021
Can Sustainable Investing Really Save the World?

Amid the clamour for everything ESG today, asset managers, investors and advisors need to decide what they are genuinely trying to achieve.

  • February 9, 2021
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Thematics Asset Management Launches its First ESG Report

Thematics AM announces the upcoming release of their ESG Report.

  • February 9, 2021
ESG Investment Terminology: What Exactly Are We Talking About?

A quick guide to some of the most commonly used terms and abbreviations related to sustainable investing.

  • February 5, 2021
Under New Management in a Fast-Changing World

Perspective on how investors may benefit from macroeconomic trends and changing US government policies related to social inequality and climate change.

Connecting 5G Hype with ESG Reality

Louise Schreiber, SRI Analyst at Mirova, looks at the investment potential of 5G today and assesses its future uses and limitations in the context of ESG.

  • January 18, 2021
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What is Impact Investing?

Mirova breaks down the idea that’s redefining the investment industry.

  • January 12, 2021
The Economy Digitises as Healthcare Comes to the Fore

Healthcare spending and government balance sheets are just two of the pandemic responses likely to last for some time, writes Mirova’s Amber Fairbanks.

  • December 29, 2020
Investors Turn to Private Assets in Search for Yield

Private market allocations and the maturing of ESG will take their place as the market seeks innovative solutions, writes MV Credit’s Nicole Downer.

  • December 29, 2020
ESG Shines as Europe and US Diverge

Uncertainty defines the tentative recovery, but changing consumption habits and strengthening ESG data present opportunities, writes Ossiam’s Etienne Vincent.

  • December 29, 2020
Thematics Insights: Why Are Subscriptions So Attractive?

Both consumers and businesses are subscribing more and more to products and services. This Insight shines the light on some of the long term factors that are driving the broad adoption of subscription based models across a nice mix of industries.

  • December 24, 2020
Will the Planets Finally Align to Foster a Green Transition? - Mirova Macro Newsletter #5

Measure, Engage and Understand markets with this quarter's Mirova Newsletter “Creating Sustainable Value".

  • December 1, 2020
Climate Change: Dealing with Rising Risk

Over the past decade, economic losses from natural disasters averaged $150 billion a year. Investors can’t ignore the effects of climate change any longer.

  • November 30, 2020
Engagement: Why One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Investors regularly engage with the companies they invest in. But does this engagement work?

  • November 30, 2020
US Retirement: Investing for a Sustainable Future

In Europe, companies, investors and regulators have embraced responsible investment. By contrast, the US has been seen as a laggard.

  • November 30, 2020
Blended Finance: Making the “Uninvestable” Investable

Worldwide, the shortfall in funding for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) runs into trillions of dollars. It’s clear more needs to be done.

  • November 30, 2020
The SRI Letter From DNCA: What If We Were There?

Discover the editorial of Lea Dunand-Chatellet, manager and director of SRI at DNCA.

  • November 17, 2020
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8 Keys to Understand SRI

What is ESG? What are the different types of SRI strategies? Can financial and extra-financial performance be reconciled? Discover DNCA's 8 keys to understanding responsible investment today.

  • November 10, 2020
Pushing for a Green Recovery

Suzanne Senellart, portfolio manager at Mirova, identifies two European companies positioned to encourage the sustainable revolution in Europe.

  • November 10, 2020
Sustainable Finance: Ringing in a Second Chance

In his new book, Mirova’s Philippe Zaouati argues that sustainable finance should underpin an economic reset and outlines the roadmap for a successful transformation.

  • November 5, 2020
ESG Investing Gains Ground during Covid-19 Times

Why ESG-related investments attracted inflows during the coronavirus crisis is discussed in this interview with Jens Peers, CEO & CIO of Mirova US.

Thematics AM: Investing in the Trends Shaping the Future

Discover Thematics’ investment philosophy and invest in trends that shape the future.

  • August 28, 2020
Into the Heart of ESG

Jens Peers, CEO, CIO and portfolio manager at Mirova US, discusses the factors that influence the longer-term sustainability game.

Thematics Manager’s View: What has COVID-19 Meant for Water Investments?

Discover why this crisis has been different and why Thematics AM experts expect the sector’s proven, long-term resilience to shine through.

  • May 28, 2020
Out of the Frying Pan: Institutional Investors Are Responding to a Daunting – and Growing – Set of Challenges

Institutions face an environment without precedent in global politics, finance and economics. They are developing creative solutions to navigate it, drawing on a wider variety of assets and resources than ever to pursue their investment mandates.

Sustainability Investing Beyond COVID-19

Jens Peers, CEO & CIO of Mirova US and manager of the Mirova Global Sustainable Equity Strategy, reveals why his strategy has held up well against global equity indices during the crisis and suggests why some ESG strategies outperform over the long term.

  • May 14, 2020
The Long-Term View of Mirova and Natixis Investment Managers on Transition and Sustainability

Three decades of sustainable investment experience within Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers.

  • April 23, 2020
Institutional Trends in Responsible Investing

Four senior female executives discussed how investors’ attitudes have changed at a recent event to celebrate International Women’s Day.

  • April 3, 2020
Responsible Ownership Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

Mirova calls for caution and restraint on shareholder compensation due to COVID-19 pandemic.

  • March 30, 2020
The SRI Letter from DNCA: Are labels trustworthy?

Impact investment has seen exponential growth in recent years… Discover the in depth analysis from DNCA’s experts.

  • March 16, 2020
Taking Responsible Investment from Talk to Action

Demographic, technological, environment, and governance transitions can present opportunities for investors focused on risk and sustainability.

  • March 12, 2020
Diversity in Asset Management: Staying Ahead of Investor Expectations

A diverse workforce challenges conventional thinking and creates a more dynamic and rewarding work environment. It may also lead to better experiences for clients.

Utility Companies Face Challenges in an Evolving Energy Landscape

Gauging the environmental and social impact of utility companies requires a look at how their energy source mix may impact their long-term sustainability.

  • February 13, 2020
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AI and ESG: A New Frontier for Financial Innovation?

Can you combine Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ESG? This question was at the core of a fascinating debate between two AI experts.

  • January 22, 2020
ESG and Sustainable Investing: Uncovering Motivations, Dispelling Myths

It’s time to challenge many of the biggest misconceptions about ESG and sustainable investing so that conversations can be more productive.

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ESG Investing Survey: Investors Want the Best of Both Worlds

Individuals and professionals say ESG investing can help them align assets with personal values — and has the potential to drive real results.

Investing in the Age of Sustainable Development Goals

A tailored investment approach reconciling economic, environmental, and social value creation.

  • July 2, 2018
Environmental, Social and Governance Issues: Sentiment Across Surveys

Individuals want investments that reflect their personal values, but professional investors are skeptical about performance.