The concept of impact investing is increasingly prevalent in the financial industry. At Mirova, impact serves as a core structural feature of our corporate purpose. Every day, our teams are committed at the side of our clients to provide them with investment solutions that aim to reconcile financial performance with positive environmental and social impact.
The concept of impact investing is increasingly prevalent in the financial industry. Yet there is, to date, no clear consensus on what this notion comprises, nor on the financial sector’s exact relationship to reorienting our economies towards sustainable development. At Mirova, certainly, impact serves as a core structural feature of our corporate purpose. Therefore wa wanted to clarify our vision of impact
At a time when we, along with five other management companies, have just called on French large caps to establish an action plan to have at least 30% women in their management bodies by 2025, Soliane Varlet, portfolio manager of our equity strategy dedicated to gender equality, looks back on this investment strategy launched by Mirova two years ago.
The Article 173 of the French Law on energy and transition for Green Growth requires French investors to communicate how environmental, social, and governance issues are considered in their investment choices and processes. Going beyond compliance, the annual publication of our impact report is an opportunity for us to demonstrate why and how we have put sustainable development at the core of our investment policies and engagements. It is an opportunity for us to emphasize the way we create environmental and social value, while simultaneously realizing financial performance.
The European Commission recently closed its consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy. Based on the inputs collected, the Commission will come up with a new strategy to serve as a keystone over the coming years as the EU regulatory framework on sustainable finance evolves.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a wake-up call for many. It is at last time for everyone to consider the effects and benefits of nature-based solutions on our planet and global population. Whilst we sometimes live in a world where words speak louder than actions, it is a great privilege to present results and alternative solutions at work in our 2019 Impact Report on Natural Capital Investing.