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    Rethink mobility as a rare resource…

    In a more free and globalized world, the population strives to travel more. Today, mobility is moving further away from being a sustainable development model: air-quality deterioration in cities, CO2 emissions, oil resource consumption, and deterioration of ecosystem services due to transport networks.
    As fossil fuels become rarer and the effects of climate change, environmental degradation and increasing urbanisation are more evident, our societies now have no option  but to turn towards a more moderate, equal, cleaner, safer and intelligent sustainable mobility.

    …whilst at the same time bridging the mobility gap

    Today, mobility is an unequally spread privilege amongst human beings. Whether it’s in the outer suburbs of developed countries or in developing countries deprived of infrastructure and transport facilities, mobility has become the reflection of social inequalities.

    Tools for technological and organisational progress are key

    Whether they’re brought about through stricter regulations (public transport subsidies, fuel taxes, urban charging schemes, ecological bonus/malus, etc.) or through voluntary initiatives, economic actors are offering innovative solutions for sustainable mobility related “progress tools”. The transition towards sustainable mobility is an unprecedented opportunity for those first in line in to step in to the next era of rare oil by developing alternative mobility solutions and technologies.

    The challenges of sustainable mobility are just as much technological than they are organisational. Technological in terms of enhanced vehicle energy consumption and the development of breakthrough technologies such as fuel cell and electric/hybrid vehicles to reduce our oil dependency. Organisational in terms of the new way of perceiving travel that goes beyond modes of transport.



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    In addition to the identification of business models that respond to sustainable development challenges, a CSR policy review of quality is systematically carried out prior to stock selection (management systems analysis, investigation of controversy, etc.). This is done to confirm that the company is relevant to the investment theme and ensures that the overall business operations are consistent with the sustainable development positioning of the company’s products and/or services.

    This analysis focuses on key areas, for example: working conditions, social climate, psychosocial risks, pressure on employability and management of restructuring following the difficult economic climate and the installation of new models of production tools.

    (1) International Energy Agency, 2009
    (2) OCDE, “Transport Outlook”, 2011
    (3) World Bank, 2007