Sustainable Finance May be Key to Solving Global Issues
Mirova’s CEO explains the financial industry’s major role in the future growth of a sustainable global economy.
- Shifts in public policy and investors sentiment worldwide are signaling an embrace of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing by the mainstream
- More and more business leaders are making clear commitments to ESG standards and practices
- Companies are changing their business models to integrate environmental and social issues
Sustainable investing focuses on investments in companies that relate to certain sustainable development themes and demonstrate adherence to environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, therefore a portfolio's universe of investments may be reduced. It may sell a security when it could be disadvantageous to do so or forgo opportunities in certain companies, industries, sectors or countries. This could have a negative impact on performance depending on whether such investments are in or out of favor.
Mirova is operated in the US through Ostrum Asset Management U.S., LLC.