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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.

  • June 3, 2021
2021 ESG Investor Insights Report

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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 25, 2021
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

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

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

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Investing in Infrastructures to Accelerate Energy Transition

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

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
Renewable Energy Investments Demonstrate Resilience

Resilience is enhanced with infrastructure debt instruments.

“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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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.

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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

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 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?

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
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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

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

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

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

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?

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

Giving Carbon Credit: Climate as a Performance Indicator

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

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

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

Impact Report 2018

Aligning Economy with Ecology

  • October 23, 2018
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

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

Step by Step: Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Investments

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

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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

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

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

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

Four key insights on Golden State residents and green bonds.

  • March 15, 2018
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What is Natural Capital?

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

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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

Mirova's analysis of HLEG recommendations.

Arctic Drilling: An Update on Our Engagements

Responsible Investment Research

  • January 18, 2018
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

An interview with Mirova's CIO.

European Broadband Networks

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

  • October 1, 2017
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

Comments on US withdrawal from Paris climate agreement.

Mirova's Responsible Investment Report

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

  • June 6, 2017
Finance and Climate Change

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

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

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?

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

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

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

  • January 20, 2017
Solving the Insurance Equation

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

The Real Impact of Carbon on Portfolios

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

COP21, The Force Awakens

Mirova's insights on COP21's conclusions.

  • December 2, 2015
Mirova's Insights

Investing for a low carbon economy.

  • November 1, 2015