Jean Raby, CEO, Natixis Investment Managers was one of 33 CEO’s representing some of the world’s biggest financial institutions to meet with President Macron at the Third Annual One Planet Summit to discuss climate action.

These 33 financial institutions, with over $30 trillion in assets under management and ownership, have aligned behind the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Funds (OPSWF) Framework to accelerate the integration of climate-related risks and opportunities into large, long-term asset pools and to support the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Key to the forum was the announcement that CEO’s of sovereign wealth funds and asset managers present would Support the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). This action was taken as CEO’s identified the lack of universal reporting standards in the market today.

Speaking at the conference, Jean Raby said; “Natixis IM supports the involvement of all asset managers on the Platform. The labeling mechanism can have meaningful impact in the commercial marketplace. Looking forward, members should also incorporate climate into the investment process, firstly by bringing together asset managers and sovereign wealth funds around blended finance solutions with public policy involvement”.

Natixis Investment Managers recognises that Environmental, Social and Governance is at the heart of its asset management business and is proud that it was one of 6 founding members of the OPSWF in 2017 an organisation that has grown to 33 members globally today.

For more information on how Natixis Investment Managers integrates ESG factors into its investment decisions and activities please read Natixis IM’s inaugural Responsible Investment Report