Asian Investors Deserve Investments That Match Their Ambitions Asian Investors Deserve Investments That Match Their Ambitions

Performance must be allied to analysis of true needs of Asia’s institutions.

How to Maximise Impact By Investing in Green Bonds: Mirova’s Approach How to Maximise Impact By Investing in Green Bonds: Mirova’s Approach

Key implications and Mirova’s vision of the green bond market.

  • January 24, 2022
Offsetting Carbon Emissions with Short Positions: Do it for the money, not for the impact Offsetting Carbon Emissions with Short Positions: Do it for the money, not for the impact

Shorting carbon intensive companies, as a net-zero strategy aiming at offsetting carbon emissions, has no impact on the net-zero challenge that our societies must tackle to stay within the limits set in the Paris Agreement.

  • January 17, 2022
Biodiversity: A Key Factor in the Food and Agriculture Sector Biodiversity: A Key Factor in the Food and Agriculture Sector

Ossiam looks at the extent to which biodiversity could be a key factor in distinguishing between opportunities and risk in this high-stake sector.

  • January 13, 2022
How ESG Engagement Boosts Corporate Sustainability How ESG Engagement Boosts Corporate Sustainability

Investors can create value by engaging with management to drive sustainable business models.

Sustainably Financing the Agrifood Sector
Listen
Sustainably Financing the Agrifood Sector

Etienne Vicent, Head of Quant Strategy & Marketing at Ossiam and Isabelle Pajot, Portfolio manager at Thematics Asset Management, respond to three important questions in this podcast.

  • December 22, 2021
Asset Allocation: Solving the Insurance Equation
Watch
Asset Allocation: Solving the Insurance Equation

Olivier Trecco, Co-Head of ESG Solutions at Natixis IM Solutions, explains how Natixis IM and its affiliate are able to develop bespoke investment solutions for insurers.

ESG: Measuring Carbon Footprint and Beyond
Watch
ESG: Measuring Carbon Footprint and Beyond

Anne-Laurence Roucher, Deputy CEO, Head of Private Equity and Natural Capital at Mirova, explains what tools Mirova has developed to measure carbon footprint of projects and companies it is invested in.

ESG: The New Case For Infrastructure
Watch
ESG: The New Case For Infrastructure

Gwenola Chambon, CEO & Founding Partner at Vauban Infrastructure Partners, explains why Infrastructure has become such a relevant asset class to institutional investors over the last decade, thanks to its unique features.

The New Private Markets Frontier
Watch
The New Private Markets Frontier

Marc Romano, Head of Private Equity Funds at Mirova, explains what makes Impact Private Equity a rising asset class, combining financial performance with positive impact on the environment.

Mirova: Acting as a Responsible Company  Mirova: Acting as a Responsible Company

Mirova explains its approach to responsibility, its internal practices and direct impacts.

  • December 16, 2021
How Are Economic Sectors Impacted by Climate Change and How do They Adapt? How Are Economic Sectors Impacted by Climate Change and How do They Adapt?

Climate change poses physical and transitional risks to many economic sectors, and hence a risk of capital loss to investors. How do they adapt?

  • December 14, 2021
Forest Plantations: Mirova’s Position Paper Forest Plantations: Mirova’s Position Paper

In a context of declining forest area in the world due to deforestation, Mirova believes that sustainably managed forest plantations can contribute to meeting some global challenges.

  • December 8, 2021
Climate: The Time For All-Out Mobilization Climate: The Time For All-Out Mobilization

While finance has a key role to play to tackle the climate change challenge, Mirova’s Climate Ambition strategy is an equity strategy aiming at decarbonizing the economy.

  • November 29, 2021
Climate Change: How Does it Impact Banks? Climate Change: How Does it Impact Banks?

Climate change is for banks both a source of risks, in particular transition and reputational risks, and opportunities.

  • November 25, 2021
Mirova for Climate – Net Zero Roadmap  Mirova for Climate – Net Zero Roadmap

Mirova has established 4 levers of action to accelerate the transition towards a net Zero world: understanding the magnitude of the changes taking place, changing investment patterns, rethinking measurement tools and engaging in dialogue with all their stakeholders.

  • November 24, 2021
Mirova’s Approach to ESG Assessment Mirova’s Approach to ESG Assessment

Mirova as a responsible investor has developed its own assessment framework for environmental and social issues to guide its investment decisions, including ESG criteria and Sustainable Development Goals.

  • November 18, 2021
Real Estate: Why Diversification Is More Than A Buzzword Real Estate: Why Diversification Is More Than A Buzzword

The pandemic has shown the value of a broad asset range and flexible allocation.

Opportunities in Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Private Debt
Watch
Opportunities in Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Private Debt

Alistair Ho, Head of Private Debt APAC at Natixis IM Hong Kong, explains what are the main opportunities in the APAC infrastructure private debt market.

Green Infrastructure Takes Off Across Asia-Pacific Green Infrastructure Takes Off Across Asia-Pacific

Proliferation of ESG-Friendly Infrastructure Debt Provides Unprecedented Diversification Opportunity for Investors.

Green Bonds: The Revolution in Fixed Income Green Bonds: The Revolution in Fixed Income

Green and sustainable bonds constitute the best vehicles on bond markets to accelerate the low-carbon transition.

  • November 10, 2021
How To Mobilise Finance Against Global Warming? How To Mobilise Finance Against Global Warming?

Three experts at Ostrum discuss financial instruments aiming at thwarting climate change, including green bonds.

  • November 4, 2021
COP 26: Finance Facing the Risk of Climate Change  COP 26: Finance Facing the Risk of Climate Change

Ahead of the COP26, Ostrum looked into the climate issue through 4 lenses: mitigation, adaptation, finance and cooperation.

  • November 3, 2021
Successful Solutions Require Meaningful Data Successful Solutions Require Meaningful Data

The complimentary of interesting investment ideas and robust data cannot be overstated, as Ossiam’s experience in Italy clearly demonstrates.

COP 26: How to Adapt to the Impacts of Global Warming? COP 26: How to Adapt to the Impacts of Global Warming?

Three experts at Ostrum put forward existing solutions to preserve climate, biodiversity and human rights.

  • October 27, 2021
ESG – Transition Your Portfolio for Tomorrow's World
Watch
ESG – Transition Your Portfolio for Tomorrow's World

Amber Fairbanks, Portfolio Manager, CFA® at Mirova US, talks to Citywire about their Global Sustainable Equity strategy and what sustainable investing means to them.

Investing in Emerging and Frontier Economics: How Blended Finance Can Make the Most of Public Funding Investing in Emerging and Frontier Economics: How Blended Finance Can Make the Most of Public Funding

ILN Position paper for COP26 and G20, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation.

  • October 25, 2021
COP 26: How can the Global Warming Mitigation Target be Achieved? COP 26: How can the Global Warming Mitigation Target be Achieved?

3 experts at Ostrum share their point of view on how to achieve the +2° target of the Paris Agreement.

  • October 20, 2021
Making an “Impact” with Private Equity Making an “Impact” with Private Equity

Allocating acceleration capital to companies with innovative environmental solutions can create positive impact and attractive investment returns.

Solvency II Review Solvency II Review

The European Commission put forward a comprehensive ‘review package’ of Solvency II rules with a potential impact on assets held by insurers.

Understanding the Booming Market for Sustainable Bonds Understanding the Booming Market for Sustainable Bonds

An in-depth analysis of the sustainable bond market, its outlook for 2021 and its main drivers.

  • October 4, 2021
The Loomis Sayles Global Fixed Income Team Approach to ESG & Corporate Issuers The Loomis Sayles Global Fixed Income Team Approach to ESG & Corporate Issuers

The team explains why weighing ESG impacts is important when analysing the value of a business.

  • September 16, 2021
What is Impact Investing? What is Impact Investing?

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

  • September 9, 2021
Why ESG is Not Just a Green Bubble Why ESG is Not Just a Green Bubble

ESG is no passing fad, as more investors are convinced that alpha can be found in ESG and regulators continue to introduce rules to lift ESG standards.

Biodiversity: The Missing Piece in the ESG Puzzle Biodiversity: The Missing Piece in the ESG Puzzle

Sidelined by investors’ focus on carbon emissions, biodiversity can no longer be ignored.

Gen Z: Who Else ? Gen Z: Who Else ?

This generation that never knew a world without internet is considered to be more socially and environmentally aware.

  • July 26, 2021
A Tech Odyssey A Tech Odyssey

The pandemic witnessed faster adoption of certain technologies but their sustainability can be quite an odyssey, as solutions never come without risks

  • July 21, 2021
Loomis Sayles on Loans – Q2 2021 Loomis Sayles on Loans – Q2 2021

A quarterly look at data and topics in the syndicated loan market.

  • July 20, 2021
How ESG Supercharged a Shiller Strategy How ESG Supercharged a Shiller Strategy

Combining smart beta with ESG filtering and carbon reduction techniques shown to enhance returns.

  • July 1, 2021
Renewable Energy in Light of Grid Parity Renewable Energy in Light of Grid Parity

The gradual reduction of public support measures is ushering renewable energies into a new era; that of autonomy on electricity trading markets.

  • June 30, 2021
Mirova - At the Dawn of a New Era Mirova - At the Dawn of a New Era

To what extent does Biden’s election change the American landscape in terms of climate related policy?

  • June 22, 2021
Ostrum: Sustainable Money Market Ostrum: Sustainable Money Market

How to manage money market funds sustainably?

  • June 17, 2021
Investor Portfolio Alignment with the Paris Agreement: a Multi-Sector, Multi-Asset Class Approach Investor Portfolio Alignment with the Paris Agreement: a Multi-Sector, Multi-Asset Class Approach

S&P Trucost and Natixis IM Solutions detail the extension of the 2°C alignment assessment methodology to private and illiquid asset classes in order to obtain consistent multi-sector, multi-asset class analyses.

The G Factor The G Factor

Today’s world is changing, led by long term transitions: demographic, technological, environmental and related to corporate governance.

  • May 17, 2021
What Investors Should Know About SFDR What Investors Should Know About SFDR

Asset managers sorting funds into different sustainability categories realise it’s only the first step on a longer ESG classification journey.

  • May 14, 2021
Greenium: An Ally, and Source of Opportunities Greenium: An Ally, and Source of Opportunities

More than ever, green bonds are the focus of attention and the curiosity they are arousing is equalled by the questions they have raised.

  • May 5, 2021
Renewable Infrastructure as an Asset Class Renewable Infrastructure as an Asset Class

One of the most important challenges for institutional investors is to deploy large amounts of capital and manage increasingly high liability commitments in an environment of low-yielding opportunities.

Green Hydrogen, A Catalyst for the Energy Transition Green Hydrogen, A Catalyst for the Energy Transition

A multipurpose gas with outstanding energy properties: per kilo, as it contains 2.2 times more energy than natural gas, 2.75 times more than petrol and three times more than crude oil.

  • April 27, 2021
Utilities – the Transition to a Growth Sector Utilities – the Transition to a Growth Sector

The Utilities, a sector in transition and at the core of the energy transition, may be an investment opportunity for long term investors such as insurers.

  • April 8, 2021
Sustainable Investing: ESG versus SDG Sustainable Investing: ESG versus SDG

Over the last ten years, financial markets, investors and economies have witnessed some of the most extreme, non warrelated events of the XXI century.

  • March 23, 2021
Financing the Necessary Ecological Transition of Transport Financing the Necessary Ecological Transition of Transport

The energy, industry, buildings and transport sectors together currently account for three quarters of global greenhouse gas emissions, with mobility alone representing no less than 24% of CO2 emissions caused by energy combustion.

  • March 2, 2021
Next-Generation Real Estate Next-Generation Real Estate

Rapid evolution in sustainable buildings raises the bar for property investors.

Investing in Infrastructures to Accelerate Energy Transition
Watch
Investing in Infrastructures to Accelerate Energy Transition

Essential, profitable, tangible, mature: all these features explain the growing interest of institutional investors in green infrastructures.

Renewable Energy Investments Demonstrate Resilience Renewable Energy Investments Demonstrate Resilience

Resilience is enhanced with infrastructure debt instruments.

“The Green Sector has been Less Affected than Other Infrastructure”, says Mirova “The Green Sector has been Less Affected than Other Infrastructure”, says Mirova

In this Clear Path Analysis report, Mirova expert elaborates on how the pandemic crisis may energise infrastructure and where are the opportunities in next generation energy infrastructure.

  • January 27, 2021
Insurers: the ESG Regulation Challenge Insurers: the ESG Regulation Challenge

Global rule-making for sustainable investments is expanding and converging.

Climate Change: Dealing with Rising Risk 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
US Retirement: Investing for a Sustainable Future 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
Opportunities in Next-Generation Energy Infrastructure Opportunities in Next-Generation Energy Infrastructure

Investment opportunities in the energy transition are no longer limited to the mature solar and wind segments.

Covid Bonds – an Emergency Aid Funding Method Worth Addressing Selectively Covid Bonds – an Emergency Aid Funding Method Worth Addressing Selectively

Ostrum AM has taken a closer look at this market to assess its features, opportunities and limitations of this new product.

  • July 16, 2020
COVID-19: Impact on Renewables COVID-19: Impact on Renewables

Ostrum Private Debt Real Asset team looks into the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the renewable sector.

  • July 3, 2020
Sustainable Global Equities: The Final Frontier Sustainable Global Equities: The Final Frontier

Core ESG equity portfolios can outperform both ESG benchmarks and financial indices.

Three Questions on Credit: Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Factors Three Questions on Credit: Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Factors

How is the pandemic impacting issuers from an ESG standpoint

  • June 10, 2020
Why Has Making an Impact Been Made so Hard? Why Has Making an Impact Been Made so Hard?

Despite regulatory changes relating to ESG and Impact Investing, Trustees are still none the wiser about how to account for climate change in their scheme’s SIPs.

Sustainability Investing Beyond COVID-19
Sustainability Investing Beyond COVID-19

In the face of coronavirus lockdown and resulting economic malaise, multiple data shows the sustainability sector is outperforming the wider market. Yet not all ESG investment managers are the same. Many continue to invest in poor ESG-rated industries while others do not – and some strategies are therefore proving to be more resilient.

Aligning Portfolios with the Paris Agreement Aligning Portfolios with the Paris Agreement

Whether voluntarily or in response to regulation, investors are increasingly looking at the links between their portfolios and climate change. So far, there is no clear consensus as to how to perform such evaluations.

  • April 14, 2020
COVID-19: What is the Impact on Infrastructure Debt Worldwide? COVID-19: What is the Impact on Infrastructure Debt Worldwide?

Ostrum Private Debt Real Assets team looks into the direct and indirect impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the infrastructure sector.

  • April 8, 2020
AI and ESG: A New Frontier for Financial Innovation? AI and ESG: A New Frontier for Financial Innovation?

Can you combine Artificial Intelligence (AI) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing? This question was at the core of a fascinating debate between two AI experts: Dr Luc Julia and Dr Carmine de Franco.

ESG: Aligning Ideals to Investment Goals
Watch
ESG: Aligning Ideals to Investment Goals

Jens Peers explains how divestment from conventional resources and business models, must also be accompanied with strategies for investment into sustainable solutions for the future.

Safeguarding our Future Safeguarding our Future

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the growing threat of natural disasters to human safety and explore how technological innovation and adaptation are enabling an effective response.

  • November 22, 2019
The Winners and Losers of the Sustainable Transition The Winners and Losers of the Sustainable Transition

The Schumpeterian concept of Creative Destruction is alive and well and the waves of innovation are becoming both faster and more violent, especially those backed by large-scale social movements such as climate change.

  • November 14, 2019
What Is Impact Investing and What Drives It? What Is Impact Investing and What Drives It?

Clear Path Analysis invited Christian del Valle, Managing Director at Mirova Natural Capital, to a panel discussion on Impact investing and its drivers.

  • August 21, 2019
The New ESG: Methods for Investing in a Changing World
Watch
The New ESG: Methods for Investing in a Changing World

An insightful approach to ESG investing may require deeper analysis of societal trends and business fundamentals.

ESG Investing Survey: Investors Want the Best of Both Worlds 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

  • May 20, 2019
Empowering Women through Listed Equities Empowering Women through Listed Equities

There is a growing consensus that educating and employing larger numbers of women can lead to economic growth.

  • April 25, 2019
Integrating ESG Risks in Private Debt Integrating ESG Risks in Private Debt

Strong case for including non-financial information in investment decisions.

Machine Learning meets ESG Machine Learning meets ESG

How computing power can extract alpha from complex ESG data

  • April 5, 2019
Secure Income and Green Infrastructure: An Unlikely Marriage? Secure Income and Green Infrastructure: An Unlikely Marriage?

How to source stable, long-term cashflows from infrastructure debt with a strong ESG focus

Giving Carbon Credit: Climate as a Performance Indicator Giving Carbon Credit: Climate as a Performance Indicator

In the annual CDP Europe Awards, Climetrics awarded ten investment funds for their outstanding climate performance.

  • March 25, 2019
Water and Waste Water and Waste

The Water and Waste sector is central to the development of a sustainable management for natural resources, both at environmental and social levels

  • February 20, 2019
Turning the Tide on the Conservation of Our Oceans Turning the Tide on the Conservation of Our Oceans

The deterioration of the world’s oceans is becoming a global debate.

Impact Report 2018 Impact Report 2018

Aligning Economy with Ecology

  • October 23, 2018
Green Finance, A Way to Transform the Economy Towards a More Sustainable Model Green Finance, A Way to Transform the Economy Towards a More Sustainable Model

The European Commission has launched its action plan to channel the capital held by institutional investors and the savings of private citizens towards a sustainable economy.

The Law on Energy Transition: The Impact on Insurance Companies The Law on Energy Transition: The Impact on Insurance Companies

Insurance companies called upon to keep pace with the energy transition.

Step by Step: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Investments Step by Step: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Investments

Only climate-conscious, active management investment strategies are fit for a 2°C world.

Investment is Treading the Path to Sustainability
Watch
Investment is Treading the Path to Sustainability

Discover the analysis of Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova and Chair of Finance For Tomorrow.

Acting as a Responsible Investor Acting as a Responsible Investor

In fulfillment of the article 173 of the French energy transition law.

  • June 15, 2018
Finance Can and Must Play its Role in Fighting Land Degradation Finance Can and Must Play its Role in Fighting Land Degradation

Mirova's comment on the IPBES report on the state of land degradation around the world.

Energy Transition: Clean Investments for Yield-hungry Investors Energy Transition: Clean Investments for Yield-hungry Investors

Renewable energy is one of the fastest growing segment within the infrastructure market.

The California Green Rush The California Green Rush

Four key insights on Golden State residents and green bonds.

  • March 15, 2018
What is Natural Capital?
Watch
What is Natural Capital?

VIDEO (3’19) – Gautier Quéru, Director of the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund Project at Mirova

The Renewable Energy Market in Europe
Watch
The Renewable Energy Market in Europe

VIDEO (4’18) – Raphael Lance, Head of Renewable Energy Funds at Mirova

Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance Final report of the High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

Mirova's analysis of HLEG recommendations.

Arctic Drilling: An Update on Our Engagements Arctic Drilling: An Update on Our Engagements

Responsible Investment Research

  • January 18, 2018
Guide to Natural Capital Investing Guide to Natural Capital Investing

As a nascent but promising market, conservation finance could offer diversified opportunities for institutional investors while fighting global land degradation and deforestation.

ESG Criteria to Combine Search for Return and Long-term Impact ESG Criteria to Combine Search for Return and Long-term Impact

An interview with Mirova's CIO.

European Broadband Networks European Broadband Networks

On top of favoring sustainable development, broadband networks are true infrastructure investment opportunities.

  • October 1, 2017
Indices in Hot Water Indices in Hot Water

The carbon footprint of the major equity indices exceeds the +2°C objective of the Paris Climate Agreement (COP 21).

Trump's Decision: A Chance for Climate Trump's Decision: A Chance for Climate

Comments on US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement.

Mirova's Responsible Investment Report Mirova's Responsible Investment Report

In fulfillment of the article 173 of the French energy transition law.

  • June 6, 2017
Finance and Climate Change Finance and Climate Change

French institutional investors are bound by the Energy transition law to take action.

2016 Global Survey of Institutional Investors 2016 Global Survey of Institutional Investors

Institutional investors embrace risk in pursuit of better returns and yield, finds Natixis Global Asset Management Survey.

  • March 31, 2017
Equity Infrastructure: Decorrelated, Long-term Income Equity Infrastructure: Decorrelated, Long-term Income

Allocations to infrastructure assets are rising fast, so specialist skills are required to maintain outperformance and manage risk.

What do Trump's Policies Mean for Energy and the Climate? What do Trump's Policies Mean for Energy and the Climate?

Forces outside of Trump's influence may continue to drive development of clean energy in the US.

  • February 20, 2017
Green Bond Principles Green Bond Principles

Mirova discusses market standards and the lack of a regulatory body for Green Bonds.

  • February 11, 2017
The Greening of Corporate Culture The Greening of Corporate Culture

Rapid growth of green bonds shows that investors are seizing the opportunity to drive energy transition.

  • January 20, 2017
Solving the Insurance Equation Solving the Insurance Equation

Insurers need innovative investment strategies in response to regulation and low yields.

The Real Impact of Carbon on Portfolios The Real Impact of Carbon on Portfolios

Improved assessment of carbon impact could spur ESG investment and drive innovation.

COP21, The Force Awakens COP21, The Force Awakens

Mirova's insights on COP21's conclusions.

  • December 2, 2015
Mirova's Insights Mirova's Insights

Investing for a low carbon economy.

  • November 1, 2015