In 2021, BNP Paribas Asset Management aims to build out the pillars of its approach to sustainable investing, extending the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in investment processes, says Jane Ambachtsheer, Global Head of Sustainability.
Coverage by the proprietary ESG scoring system will be broadened out, from more than 12 000 entities currently to include sovereign risk. On stewardship, the focus will remain on climate disclosure and reporting, tackling climate-related lobbying and pushing for more board diversity.As for responsible business conduct, the investment policy around coal will be implemented further. One aspect concerns enhanced carbon intensity expectations from the power sector.
Of course, BNPP AM will continue to “walk the talk.” This includes working towards a zero-waste target in buildings, reducing carbon emissions, and increasing gender diversity.
For more, watch the video with Jane Ambachtsheer