Actively integrating ESG factors into sustainable investing at Mirova

Jens Peers, Global CIO at Mirova, discusses the ways in which they integrate ESG factors into their decision making process.

ESG Investing Focuses on the Goals of Performance, Risk Mitigation and Sustainability

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investments, also known as sustainable or socially responsible investments (SRI), are no longer niche strategies. There is a growing body of research in support of ESG serving as a risk management approach that may be capable of contributing to long-term performance. As such, some actively managed sustainable investment strategies may belong at the core of investor portfolios. New sustainable investment approaches, including multi-theme strategies, may provide research-driven, diversified equity portfolios that seek to identify well-managed, responsible companies positioned to reshape the world in the next decade and beyond.

Products and Solutions

To bring ESG and sustainable investing strategies to US investors, Natixis Investment Managers works closely with Mirova, a subsidiary of Ostrum Asset Management specializing in sustainable investing for more than 30 years.1 Mirova seeks to provide sustainable investments across multiple asset classes. Their ESG research takes a multi-theme approach to identify well-managed, responsible companies that they believe are positioned to reshape the world in the next decade.

Eight Sustainable Investment Themes Identified by Mirova: 
Sustainable Resources • Sustainable Energy  • Sustainable Consumption  • Sustainable Health • Sustainable Mobility  •  Sustainable Buildings and Cities • Sustainable Information and Communication Technology • Sustainable Finance

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1 Mirova, an asset management company wholly owned by Ostrum Asset Management (Ostrum), created in 2014, benefits from almost 30 years of experience in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing. Mirova is operated in the US through Ostrum Asset Management U.S., LLC.

This material is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as investment advice. The views and opinions expressed may change based on market and other conditions.

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