Mirova has been a pioneer of investing in green and social bonds. Our fixed income strategies, which cover the eurozone and the world, place the selection of issuers at the heart of their investment process in order to generate both financial performance and environmental and social benefits.
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We are convinced of the value of debt instruments dedicated to projects with an impact, and which offer traceability, transparency and reporting on the projects financed. Our experts have supported the development of the green bond market by actively participating in the main market institutions, as well as by internally developing a stringent methodology for analysing these instruments and creating one of the first strategies dedicated to green and social bonds.
This focus on green bonds complements our ‘traditional’ bond selection, which aims to offer our investors financial performance combined with an environmental and social impact.
Positive selection guided by a long-term approach
We have built our fixed income investment process around our long-term convictions. Thus, the selection of issuers is based on financial characteristics as well as an ESG rating that analyses the contribution of the issuer or the projects financed to sustainable development issues.
This rigorous selection process, combined with our forecasts regarding the yield curve and the risk factors that can affect bond yields, allows us to generate value over the long term and contribute to a more sustainable economy.
Impact investing, thanks in particular to green and social bonds, is at the heart of Mirova's bond strategies.
To put together and manage its bond strategies, Mirova relies on a team of experienced asset managers, who are pioneers in the green bond market.
Our latest ideas
The markets closed out the year significantly down and 2018 officially became the worst year on record since the Financial Crisis. A general climate of gloom prevails, in sharp contrast with the optimistic beginning of 2018.
The green bond market has undergone rapid expansion over the last five years. Given its still small size compared to the bond market as a whole, investors remain cautious regarding certain features of green bonds, such as the liquidity of the market.
Our latest news
Mirova is targeting 20 billion assets under management over the next five years by continuing to focus on innovation, to strengthen its offer to institutional clients and the retail sector, and by exploring new areas of impact