Mirova’s natural capital investment platform brings home 3 trophies at the Environmental Finance Impact Awards 2020
Mirova is proud to announce that its efforts to invest in natural capital have been recognized with three awards at Environmental Finance's 2020 Impact Awards.
Mirova is proud to announce that its dedicated natural capital platform, the Sustainable Ocean strategy and the Brazil Biodiversity strategy were rewarded at the Environmental Finance’s 2020 Impact Awards in the respective categories:
- Investment team of the year – asset manager
- Impact project/investment of the year – Oceans and coastal zones
- Fund of the year – multi-asset/other
As the impact investing market is rapidly coming of age, and there is a palpable sense of excitement and optimism about the market's potential. Environmental Finance's inaugural Impact Awards seek to recognize and reward the work of impact investors everywhere and highlight emerging pockets of best practice, across all asset classes and all geographies.
In a bid to address the next frontier of impact investing, Mirova has put together the requisite strategic vision and expertise to scale-up this promising market. We design innovative approaches to financing sustainable projects, organizations and businesses, which conserve the environment and improve people’s livelihoods – while also being commercially successful over the long term. Looking ahead, Mirova sees natural capital evolving from niche investment strategy to a mainstream asset class, with the potential for consistent risk-adjusted returns.
This ambition now translates into a comprehensive range of natural capital funds – worth over 400M$ and managed by 30+ experienced professionals – addressing climate change, the protection of landscapes, biodiversity, soil and marine resources.
The natural capital platform strategies are exposed to loss of capital risk, deal flow risk, operational risk, liquidity risk, country risk, market risk, legal and regulatory risk, currency risk, counterparty risk, project risk, valuation risk.
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Any reference to a ranking and/or an award does not indicate the future performance of the UCITS/AIF or the fund manager.
Pour aller plus loin
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.
Mirova, today announces the final close of the Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund (“SOF”), a fund dedicated to making pioneering impact investments into marine and coastal projects and enterprises that can deliver sustainable economic returns in fisheries, aquaculture, the circular economy and marine conservation. The fund’s final commitments are now more than $132 million. Mirova Natural Capital Limited, the London-based wholly owned subsidiary of Mirova, is the investment advisor to the SOF.
2020 and 2021 are pivotal years for taking action to protect nature and biodiversity. There are several key events coming up over the next few months. Among them: the New York UN summit on Biodiversity in September 2020, the World Conservation Congress organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to be held in Marseille in January 2021, the COP15 on Biodiversity in China in, as well as and the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, both rescheduled in 2021.