Alex underscores BNPP AM’s long-standing commitment to sustainable investing and the integration of environmental, social and governance criteria. The Sustainability Centre is continuing to evolve and improve the in-house industry-leading ESG scoring platform covering some 13 000 entities and progressing work on measuring issuers’ ESG quality, including their footprints and impact.
Thematically, the centre covers the energy transition, environmental sustainability, and equality and inclusive growth, supporting the related investment strategies. Other key research areas include an assessment of physical and biodiversity risk, the ‘temperature alignment’ of portfolios to global warming goals, and climate stress testing.
Any views expressed here are those of the author as of the date of publication, are based on available information, and are subject to change without notice. Individual portfolio management teams may hold different views and may take different investment decisions for different clients.
The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial outlay.
Investing in emerging markets, or specialised or restricted sectors is likely to be subject to a higher-than-average volatility due to a high degree of concentration, greater uncertainty because less information is available, there is less liquidity or due to greater sensitivity to changes in market conditions (social, political and economic conditions).
Some emerging markets offer less security than the majority of international developed markets. For this reason, services for portfolio transactions, liquidation and conservation on behalf of funds invested in emerging markets may carry greater risk.