One of the earliest movers in the environmental and societal impact space was Natixis Investment Managers affiliate Mirova. Mirova has built long-term expertise within a multi-asset strategy including Equities, Fixed Income, Energy transition infrastructures, then Natural Capital.
At Mirova, acting as a responsible investor means looking at the economy in the context of the environmental and societal issues integrated within it, going beyond the short - and medium-term profitability of individual assets. It requires an understanding of the interactions between private and public actors, between companies of different sizes, and between developed and developing economies to ensure that the growth of each is compatible with the system’s overall balance.
‘Responsible investing must be considered over the long term to make sure that today’s choices will not have a negative impact on future generations,’ says Jens Peers, CEO and CIO of Mirova US.
‘Our proprietary ratings on Environmental, Social and Governance factors allow us to maximise exposure to highly rated companies. Those are companies we believe have a positive impact on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Companies involved in controversial activities are systematically removed from the investment universe,’ adds Peers.
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