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#1 -Why invest in a sustainable way?
#2 -Check out the SDGs preferred by our clients
(classified by preference order)
Decarbonizing the global economy can be achieved by, for instance, using more and more renewable energy, but it also links back to the issues of food production. How do we produce enough food to feed the planet, while reducing carbon emissions. Agriculture represents 26% of global carbon emissions. Currently, this is another reason to invest in facilitating and encouraging a vegetarian or vegan diet, or simply to eat less animal protein. Beef production, as well as dairy production, are linked heavily to carbon emissions from methane.
Within climate action we can also talk about carbon offsetting and carbon capture strategies. We try to encapsulate these in investment funds and investment strategies as we believe there will be significant growth in these areas in the years to come.
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One form of carbon capture which we believe will be very important to finance is through the promotion and preservation of marine ecosystems. We know that a huge amount of carbon is captured within our oceans globally, particularly by marine life, through seaweed and algae for instance.
We also need to combat marine pollution, particularly of plastics, as this is becoming a very serious issue, poisoning sea life more and more. This is a very good reason for us to finance any industry that helps society to abandon the use of single-use plastics and promote the growth and maintenance of marine ecosystems. This is particularly the case for those ecosystems close to land, because they are able to capture a lot of carbon in the atmosphere over time, if appropriately grown and maintained.
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There are several ways in which zero hunger can be achieved.
Firstly, investing in more sustainable farming techniques, such as better irrigation, allows higher productivity. We can also invest in new techniques, like vertical farming which can also bring higher agricultural productivity. Then there is the development of new dietary systems, moving towards a more vegetarian or vegan diet, for instance, given the difficulties of eating sustainably with a protein rich diet dominated by meat and fish.
In many developing countries there are still today high rates of hunger and malnutrition. The focus is not just about growing crops, but also about bringing crops to market and avoiding food waste. Today in Africa, fully 50% of the food grown perishes before it reaches market. It goes bad and has to be disposed of before consumers have access to it.
Therefore, Zero Hunger is not just about improving water irrigation and improving agricultural productivity. We also need to ensure that once produced, this food then makes its way to market and to the final consumer to actually be consumed. Investing in logistics and infrastructure is thus a key target in tackling hunger. How do we transport the product timely ? Does it require for instance, refrigeration, or does it simply require better infrastructure in terms of roads, trains and so on?
Secondly, there is the issue of food waste in the developed world.
In the developed world, one of the biggest issues actually is food waste by the consumers. We allow food to go bad; or we may simply not eat it, and instead throw it away.
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Top Asset Manager on Sustainable Themes*** (AuM, €bn)
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** Source: WWF, RESPOND Sustainable Investment Report 2020, http://resilientportfolios.org/.
*** Source: BNPP AM analysis based on Broadridge data as at Dec 2019. Scope: European cross-border & local funds, all asset classes, active & passive.
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