ESG investments are no longer the niche they were a decade ago. In fact, they’re gaining more and more traction around the world. This is also the case in Japan. According to Kinji Kato (Head of Japan and North Asia, Natixis Investment Managers), “Today, there is greater awareness and appreciation for ESG issues.” It was the right time for Natixis Investment Managers to hold its first ESG event in Tokyo on 26 October 2018 with 90 attendees from both the institutional and wholesale worlds.

Fabrice Chemouny (Head of Asia Pacific (APAC), Natixis Investment managers) reminded attendees that Natixis Investment Managers was one of the first firms to create a dedicated subsidiary to inform investors about ESG opportunities, and 89% of assets under management managed by our affiliates had clear investment policy statements regarding ESG.

To reflect this commitment, three representatives of Natixis Investment Managers’ affiliates – Loomis Sayles, Mirova and MV Credit – were invited in Tokyo to present their respective investment ESG approaches and demonstrated today’s ESG opportunities: Philippe Zaouati, CEO at Mirova, David Rolley, CFA, Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Co-head Global Fixed Income at Loomis Sayles, Frederic Nadal, CEO at MV Credit.

First ESG event in Tokyo: “Actively connecting sustainability to opportunity”

The presentations where followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Minako Takaba (ESG Research of MSCI), on the current state of ESG investments and opportunities in Europe, US and Japan.

First ESG event in Tokyo: “Actively connecting sustainability to opportunity”

For more, please read the attached post-event newsletter or watch the video.
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