What can the investment community do to help combat the consequences of climate change? In this podcast*, Chief Sustainability Strategist Mark Lewis discusses how investors are responding to multiple challenges including climate change and the global economic, public health and inequality crises.
BNP Paribas Asset Management’s reaction has been to put sustainability at the heart of its investment philosophy since this makes economic, financial and business sense and aligns with what it means to be a responsible asset manager.
*BNP Paribas Asset Management was a sponsor of this podcast with AP7’s Head of ESG and Communications Johan Florén and European Pensions editor Natalie Tuck
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 views expressed in this podcast do not in any way constitute investment advice.
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. Past performance is no guarantee for future returns.
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.