Natixis Investment Managers wants to catch up in sustainable finance

Posted on Jul 8, 2021 at 5:00 PMUpdated on Jul 8, 2021, 6:33 PM

Fifteenth global asset manager and second in Europe behind its compatriot Amundi, Natixis Investment Managers (IM) wants to continue to “assert itself as a world leader” in the sector. This ambition is now inseparable from a notable acceleration in sustainable finance.

The holding company, which brings together some twenty Natixis management companies (Ostrum, Mirova, DNCA, etc.) is targeting “more than 50% of assets under sustainable management” (avoiding harming the environment and society) or “impact” (aimed at improving the situation on the basis of concrete objectives) by 2024, or more than 600 billion euros, according to the strategic plan unveiled Thursday by its parent company, the BPCE group. This means that at least half of its stock of funds and mandates must comply with the two highest standards (articles 8 and 9) of the new European classification of ESG funds (environmental, social and governance criteria), in force. since spring.

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