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To support projects and companies across all sectors and stages of maturity
Mirova aims, for all its investments, to propose portfolios consistent with a climate trajectory of less than 2°C defined in the Paris Agreements of 2015.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the core of all our investment strategies.
Our clients' expectations have changed. Beyond the pursuit of returns, there is now also a desire to invest in a way that is useful to the economy. Through its 6 asset classes, Mirova offers investment strategies which make it possible to finance projects and companies at any stage of maturity that provide solutions to sustainable development challenges while pursuing financial performance.
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.
Solar energy producer, developer, and storage operator Corsica Sole has signed a strategic agreement with Mirova. Mirova is taking a minority stake in the company and is setting up a bond financing programme for a total investment that could reach €80 million.
For the fifth consecutive year, Mirova and its 100% owned subsidiary Mirova Natural Capital have been recognized for their approach to impact in natural capital investing and made the ImpactAssets 50’s list.
One of the most important challenges for institutional investors is to deploy large amounts of capital and manage increasingly high liability commitments in an environment of low-yielding opportunities. At the same time, one of the biggest challenges for the world as a whole is dealing with climate change, its impacts on the economy and more broadly with what it already implies in terms of adaptation for all humanity. While seemingly disparate, these two challenges have converged to a point where they become synergetic: today, the renewable energy production infrastructure sector has reached maturity and offers investment opportunities with a good risk/return ratio, while participating in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. For investors, renewable energy infrastructure has thus established itself as an asset class in its own right.
Improving the transparency of financial institutions on environmental and social issues is a strongpoint of the European Commission's action plan on sustainable finance. The cornerstone of this enhanced transparency, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) which entered into force in March 2021 for its initial phase.
More than ever, green bonds are the focus of attention and the curiosity they are arousing is equalled by the questions they have raised. These instruments, which are geared towards "green" projects, have emerged as a market segment of their own at a time when questions about the integrity and sustainability of investments are becoming increasingly pressing.
But they will not have it.
Whether it is “grey”, “blue”, “yellow”, or “green”, hydrogen is the topic on everyone’s lips today. While it is already widely consumed in many sectors, its use as a source of energy is only in its early stages. Its applications are as numerous as they are promising, most notably in the mobility sector. For it to become the best facilitator for the transition towards a low carbon economy, many challenges still need to be met, starting with the mass production of a zero-carbon hydrogen which will require substantial investment in the coming years.
If these last years have seen more initiatives to narrow the gender gap, Covid-19 might widen it dramatically. United-Nations Secretary-General António Guterres noted that “COVID-19 could reverse the limited progress that has been made on gender equality and women’s rights”. Eva L’Homme, the dedicated analyst for the gender equality strategy analyzes the causes, the externalities and the actions that will have to be taken to tackle this regressive trigger.