Vincent Gradt has been appointed head of Mirova Natural Capital Limited, based in London. Vincent has 18 years’ experience investing across several sectors, regions and instruments, focusing primarily on innovative solutions. He previously served at AXA Investment Managers as Head of Impact and Thematic Investing. In particular, he initiated AXA's entry into the impact investing space in 2013 and had primary responsibility, managing the entire investment program. Vincent Gradt also gained on the ground operational experience in Emerging Markets. Since 2017, he has worked with multiple impact funds, NGOs and venture philanthropic organizations to structure their programs, source, execute and monitor their positions in the field. He is a CFA Charter holder and is graduated from the ESSEC Business School.

“We are continually adding capabilities to our investment, ESG and operation teams,” says Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers fully dedicated to sustainable investment. “Vincent has a proven track record as the lead portfolio manager on multiple strategies and also has direct investment experience in frontier markets. He will add depth and experience to our growing team.”

Mirova has become one of the main players in impact investing and is committed to play a leading role in nature-based solutions. Mirova has already reached $500m of assets under management dedicated to investing directly in natural capital. It has built a unique platform – Mirova Natural Capital – with 30 experts spread across London, Paris, Sao Polo, Lima and Jakarta.

Mirova Natural Capital Ltd is active through a suite of discretionary managed funds and advisory mandates for prestigious institutional clients.

A climate-focused strategy invests in projects that reduce deforestation, mitigate climate change, protect biodiversity and provide a fair and sustainable living to rural communities. It identifies and helps to build projects which are economically resilient and technically robust, typically through public-private partnerships.

An ocean-focused strategy creates investor value and social impact by providing growth capital to companies that harness the ocean's natural capital. It aims to improve biodiversity and resilience in coastal communities, creating business opportunities typically through tourism, payments for ecosystem services and Blue-Economy infrastructure.

A strategy aiming at preserving biodiversity in Brazil is providing venture and growth finance for sustainable businesses that have a transformational, positive impact on biodiversity and communities in the Legal Amazon of Brazil.

Agri3: a blended finance initiative

  • The Agri3 initiative is a blended finance initiative aiming to mobilise USD 1 bn of financing by providing credit enhancement tools and technical assistance. Created initially in partnership with Rabobank it will provide guarantees and subordinated loans to ‘partner-banks’, it will support propositions that actively prevent deforestation; stimulate reforestation; contribute to efficient sustainable agricultural production; reduce carbon emissions and improve rural livelihoods.

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Mirova Natural Capital Limited
UK Private limited company
Company registration number: 7740692 – Authorized and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA")
Registered office: 18 St. Swithin's Lane, London, England, EC4N 8AD.
The services of Mirova Natural Capital Limited are only available to professional clients and eligible counterparties. They are not available to retail clients. Mirova Natural Capital Limited is wholly owned by Mirova.

Portfolio management company - French Public Limited liability company
Regulated by AMF under n°GP 02-014
RCS Paris n°394 648 216
Registered Office: 59, Avenue Pierre Mendes France – 75013 – Paris
Mirova is an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers.

Natixis Investment Managers
Portfolio management company - French Public Limited liability company
RCS Paris n°453 952 681
Registered Office: 43, Avenue Pierre Mendes France – 75013 – Paris
Natixis Investment Managers is a subsidiary of Natixis.

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