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Mirova Launches Gender Equality investment fund

05/04/2019

A pioneer in impact investing, Mirova is pleased to announce that it will be launching a new thematic equity fund which will focus on companies that are committed to promoting gender equality and increasing women’s representation in top-level management.

The  Mirova Women Leaders Equity Fund will invest in a global universe comprised of high-performance companies that are committed to increasing gender diversity The security selection is based on qualitative and quantitative indicators to assess the strength of each company’s approach, which Mirova has developed.

The strategy also adheres to Mirova’s sustainability requirements. As with all of Mirova’s products, it adopts a sustainable investment approach and will seek to obtain the SRI label*. Its portfolio will also have a “2°C trajectory,” in line with the goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement.

We believe that investors–both institutional and individual—are looking for clear investment solutions with a proven impact which are based on a strong economic rationale. Strategies addressing diversity and gender equality fit into this category perfectly. These issues are a social and an economic priority," says Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova.
Mirova has also established a unique partnership with UN Women. A portion of the management fees from the Mirova Women Leaders Equity Fund will go to the UN Women National Committee in France  to finance projects promoting women’s empowerment. This partnership will allow Mirova to contribute even more directly to the accomplishment of UN Sustainable Development Goal #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

This ambitious and innovative partnership with Mirova is an effective tool for achieving our common goal: improving the status of women worldwide,” says Pascale Bracq, Vice President of the ONU Femmes Comité National France. “The financial sector has a crucial role to play in supporting women’s empowerment and creating equal opportunities.
Mirova will continue to combine financial performance with social impact, building on the success of its first social impact investment fund, Insertion Emplois Dynamique, which was desinged to encourage job creation in France.

The strategy will be managed by Soliane Varlet, who has 18 years of experience in asset management of which he has spent 13 years with the Group.

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Additional notes
* The SRI label is subject to an audit by a certification body.

The Mirova Women Leaders Equity Fund is a compartment of the Mirova funds SICAV, approved by the CSSF. Natixis Investment Managers International is the management company and has delegated compartment management to Mirova. It is exposed to risk of capital loss, geographic concentration, portfolio concentration, equity market risk, corporate capitalization size risk, foreign exchange risk and emerging market risk

Insertion Emplois Dynamique is a french FCP approved by the French regulatory authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) and authorized for marketing in France. Mirova is the management company. Insertion Emplois Dynamique is exposed to risk of capital loss, equity market risk, discretionary management, changing interest Rates, credit risk, counterparties and liquidity and valuation.

A DICI and prospectus are available for this fund The DICI of the fund must be submitted prior to any subscription. The funds’ reference documents (DICI, prospectus and periodic document) are available on request from Mirova and on the websites www.mirova.com and www.im.natixis.com