BNPP AM becomes first adopter of the operating principles for impact management

April 12, 2019

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) today signs the Operating Principles For Impact Management. This marks another milestone in our commitment to sustainability, and in particular impact measurement.  It is fully in line with our newly launched Global Sustainable Strategy, which defines our approach to delivering long-term sustainable returns for clients.

Jane Ambachtsheer, Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management, comments: “At BNP Paribas Asset Management, we have the potential to help influence the world around us and adopt the role of ‘future maker’ – both in terms of how we engage, and how we invest. Acting as a first adopter of the Operating Principles for Impact Management reflects our commitment and our ambition to make a positive contribution to companies, markets and the wider economy.”

These Principles were developed by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in collaboration with leading asset managers, asset owners, asset allocators, development banks, and financial institutions. They represent a significant step towards creating a consistent framework for impact investment, an approach in which investors seek to generate positive impact for society alongside financial returns in a disciplined and transparent way. They seek to bring greater transparency, credibility, and discipline to the impact investing market.

By signing these principles on behalf of a portion of our AUM, BNPP AM commits to:

  • Affirming its intent to incorporate the Principles into its business processes and, for all investments that are intended to achieve impact ; BNPP AM will seek to manage and/or select funds and investment vehicles that are managed in accordance with the Principles
  • Publicly reporting, on an annual basis, on its website and/or in the Annual Report its commitment to the Principles and the extent to which impact management systems are aligned with them, taking into consideration fiduciary and regulatory obligations
  • Publicly reporting, on an annual basis, the total amount of assets that are managed in alignment with the Principles

Please click here to learn more about the Operating Principles for Impact Management in the press release issued by IFC