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How can stewardship help tackle biodiversity loss? (video)

It is increasingly clear that climate change is a significant cause of biodiversity loss, but biodiversity loss is also driving climate change. As an investor, BNP Paribas Asset Management believes it cannot address one without considering the other in conversations with the companies we invest in and with other investors.

We as a sustainable investor engage with the companies we invest in on stewardship issues such as halting deforestation and tackling water scarcity. Other areas of environmental engagement involve the impact of pesticides on pollinators and the need to protect marine habitats. We support shareholder proposals pushing these topics up the agendas of the companies we invest in. On a wider scale, we are  working with like-minded investors on engagement focused on improving biodiversity.

For more on BNPP AM’s biodiversity-related stewardship, watch the video with Adam Kanzer.

Investors seeking opportunities in the area of biodiversity loss related solutions can find well-measured, diverse and transparent thematic investment strategies such those developed by BNP Paribas Asset Management, whose current thinking is detailed in its biodiversity positioning paper.

READ SUSTAINABLE BY NATURE: OUR BIODIVERSITY ROADMAP


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.

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