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Candriam Sustainable Equity Europe

Marketing Communication. Please refer to the prospectus of the fund and to the key investor information document before making any investment decision. The documents can be obtained free of charge.

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Laurent Milliat
Senior Equity Analyst - Cyclicals / Senior Fund Manager
16 Years of experience
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Geoffroy Goenen
Head of Fundamental European Equity
25 Years of experience
  • ISIN
NAV - 21 SEP 2023
EUR 31.03
AUM - 21 SEP 2023
EUR 1,353,101,958.45
SFDR Category 
Article 9
31 AUG 2023
EAA Fund Europe Large-Cap Blend Equity
Morningstar Rating
Morningstar sustainability 
31 JUL 2023
Morningstar Sustainability Rating

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About this fund

Candriam Sustainable Equity Europe (hereafter "the fund"), a sub-fund of the Candriam Sustainable SICAV, invests in stocks of European companies whose business activities are best positioned to achieve sustainable objectives, and whose behaviors best align with the interests of their key stakeholders. Moreover, eligible portfolio holdings must act in accordance with the United Nations Global Compact's ten principles and are not involved in the armament and other controversial activities.The main sustainability objective of the fund is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the achievement of Paris Agreement objectives. The Sub-Fund is intended for investors who are prepared to accept the risks of participating in equity market developments, together with the level of volatility generally associated therewith. The investment horizon is 6 years. The fund is managed actively, with reference to the index mentioned on the section "characteristics". For further information about this index and its use, please consult the fund's key information document (KID).

Investment strategy:
The fund seeks to achieve capital growth by investing in the principal assets traded and to ouperform the benchmark.
The management team makes discretionary investment choices on the basis of an economic/financial analysis process as well as on a Candriam’s proprietary analysis of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations, both indicative of risks and long-term opportunities.
The fund’s sustainable investment objective is to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through specific targets as well as the integration of climate related indicators in issuer and securities analysis. The fund also aims to have long-term positive impact on environment and social objectives. More specifically the fund aims to achieve overall greenhouse gas emissions at least 30% lower than those of the benchmark.
To achieve these objectives the fund implements a combination of positive selection of the best issuers based on ESG criteria, exclusion of issuers detrimental to these objectives or deemed to prone to controversies.
Issuers are subject to a two-pronged analysis considering how issuers activities contribute to achieving sustainable objectives on the one hand, and how issuers’ operations and policies align with the interests of their key stakeholders on the other hand.
The result of this analysis forms the basis to define the investable universe and guide fund managers in their portfolio construction.
This analysis is enriched by the results of dialogs led with issuers.
This investment approach will cause the fund to avoid certain issuers due to their poor ESG quality or contribution to attaining sustainability objectives. Whilst the manager believes that such issuers are likely to lose out to more sustainable ones over the long term, market volatility and short term market trends could result in such issuers outperforming more sustainable ones over shorter periods.
For further information, please refer to Candriam’s website and/or the prospectus.
The fund may use derivative products both for investment and hedging purposes (hedging against unfavourable future financial events).

Principal assets traded:
Shares of companies with their registered office and/or their principal activities in Europe.

Benchmark: MSCI Europe (Net Return).
The fund is actively managed and the investment approach implies a reference to a benchmark.
Benchmark definition: The index measures the performance of the large and mid-capitalization equity segment across developed markets in Europe.
Use of the benchmark:
- as investment universe. In general, the majority of the fund’s financial instruments are part of the benchmark. This said, investments outside this benchmark are admitted,
- in the determination of risk levels/parameters,
- for performance comparison.
Deviation level of the portfolio composition from the benchmark:
The fund being managed actively, its objective is not to invest in all constituents of the benchmark, nor to invest to the same extent in the constituents of the benchmark. Under normal market conditions, the tracking error of the fund will be moderate to important this is comprised between 2% and 6%.
This measure is an estimation of the deviation of the fund’s performance compared to the performance of the benchmark. The more the tracking error is important, the more deviations compared to the benchmark are important. The effective tracking error depends notably on the market conditions (volatility and correlations between financial instruments) and can deviate from the expected tracking error.

NAV & Performances

Historical values graph



Candriam Sustainable Equity Europe I - Cap - EUR

This graph represents the synthetic net asset value of the fund. It is provided for information and illustrative purposes only. The synthetic net asset value is obtained by a recalculation of the values of the fund’s assets by leveling out the effect of securities transactions (split, coupon, dividend distribution...) in order to reflect the real performance of the fund share or unit. Data may be rounded for convenience. Data expressed in a currency other than that of the investor's country of residence is subject to exchange rate fluctuations, with a positive or negative impact. Gross performance may be impacted by commissions, fees and other expenses.


Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performances. Markets could develop very differently in the future.
It can help you assess how the fund has been managed in the past.

Actuarial Yield

  1 year 3 years 5 years
Share class 8.59 % 7.75 % 6.86 %
Benchmark 13.50 % 11.00 % 6.35 %
Difference -4.91 % -3.25 % 0.52 %

Annual return over the last years (%)

This chart shows the fund’s performance as the percentage loss or gain per year over the last 7 years. It can help you to assess how the fund has been managed in the past and compare it to its benchmark.
The index composition may change over time. The performance reported may therefore differ from the performance of the relevant index before its change. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. Any entry and exit charges are excluded from the calculation. Performances expressed in a currency other than that of the investor's country of residence are subject to exchange rate fluctuations, with a negative or positive impact on gains. If the present document refers to a specific tax treatment, such information depends on the individual situation of each investor and may change. If no performance is given for a year following the year of creation, this will be because there is not enough data to provide investors with a reliable indication of this performance. "

  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Share class 0.53 % 11.52 % -9.26 % 31.52 % 3.91 % 25.67 % -12.97 %
Benchmark 2.58 % 10.24 % -10.57 % 26.05 % -3.32 % 25.13 % -9.49 %
Difference -2.05 % 1.28 % 1.31 % 5.47 % 7.23 % 0.54 % -3.48 %

Excluding fees/taxes: taxes are not part of the performance calculation

Additional information

The returns listed above are provided on the basis of the Net Asset Value (NAV), net of commissions and reinvested income. All management fees and commissions are included in the calculation of past performance except for any entry and exit charges. Taxes are not included in the calculation of returns. The value or price converted into euros may be reduced or increased depending on fluctuations in the exchange rate. The fund is not a guaranteed investment. The NAVs are net of fees and are provided by the accounting department and the benchmark by the official providers.

Market developments (currency conversion, coupon, split, …) have an influence on the chart. This graph is provided for information purposes only and does not precisely illustrate the evolution of the fund's net assets. Data may be rounded for convenience. Data expressed in a currency other than that of the investor's country of residence is subject to exchange rate fluctuations, with a positive or negative impact. Gross performance may be impacted by commissions, fees and other expenses


Fund Characteristics

Fund name
Candriam Sustainable Equity Europe
MSCI Europe (Net Return)
Candriam Sustainable
Legal Form
Sub-fund of a SICAV under Luxembourg law
Fund type
SFDR Category
Article 9
Creation Date
Term of the fund
The fund has no limited term
Domicile Country
Management Company, having its registered office in Luxembourg
CANDRIAM, management Company having its registered office in Luxembourg.
Depository Bank
CACEIS Bank, Luxembourg Branch
Transfer Agent
CACEIS Bank, Luxembourg Branch
Recommended investment horizon
6 years
Swing Pricing System
Swing Pricing Description
Swing Pricing is a mechanism by which the net asset value is adjusted upwards (or downwards) if the change in liabilities is positive (or negative) in such a way as to reduce for existing investors the portfolio restructuring costs linked to subscription/ redemption movements in the fund. On valuation days where the difference between the amount of subscriptions and the amount of redemptions of a sub-fund (i.e. net transactions) exceeds a threshold set beforehand by the Board of Directors, the latter shall be entitled to:
- value the net asset value by adding to the assets (in the case of net subscriptions) or deducting from assets (at net redemptions) a fixed percentage of the fees corresponding to market practices and reflecting the fees and/or conditions of liquidity when buying or selling securities; - value the securities portfolio on the basis of bid or ask prices;
- assess the net asset value by setting a level of spreads representative of the relevant market;
- The dilution mechanism must not exceed 2% of the net asset value, except in exceptional circumstances, as in the event of a sharp decrease in liquidity, which would then be detailed for the sub-fund concerned in the annual (semi-) annual report of the SICAV.

Tax, Charges & Fees

Management fees (max)
0.70 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Ongoing charges Date
Ongoing charges
0.85 %


I - Cap
MSCI Europe (Net Return)
Bloomberg Ticker
Morningstar Ticker
First NAV Date
Marketing Authorisation
Austria; Chile; France; Germany; Italy; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Spain; Switzerland


NAV Date
NAV Calculation Day
Frequency valuation
Subscription Cut off
D 12:00
Redemption Cut off
D 12:00

The corresponding time zone is the one associated with the fund's domicile.


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SRI Date
SRI Value
The summary risk indicator ("SRI") is an indicator with a rating ranging from 1 to 7 and corresponds to increasing levels of risk and return. The methodology for calculating this regulatory indicator is available in the KID.
The summary risk indicator ("SRI") is a guide to the level of risk of this product compared to other products.
It shows how likely it is that the product will lose money because of movements in the markets or because we are not able to pay you.
Main Risks

Currency risk: Funds may hold exposure to a currency different from its valuation currency. Changes in the exchange rate of this currency may negatively affect the value of assets in the portfolio.

Equity Risk: Some funds may be exposed to equity market risk through direct investment (through transferable securities and/or derivative products), meaning submitted to the positive or negative evolution of stock exchanges. These evolutions can be huge and be mainly driven by expectations relative to macro-economy and company results, speculation and irrational factors (including trends, opinions or rumours).

ESG Investment Risk: ESG investment risk refers to the risks arising from the inclusion of ESG factors in the management process, such as the exclusion of activities or issuers and the inclusion of sustainability risks in the selection and/or allocation of issuers in the portfolio.

Risk of loss of capital: Investors are advised that any capital they invest is not guaranteed and that they may therefore not receive back the full amount invested. They may thus suffer a loss.

Other Risks
Counterparty Risk Derivative risk Liquidity risk Sustainability Risk

Risk and reward indicators 8/31/2023

Information ratio
Sharpe Ratio
Tracking error
4.48 %
15.26 %
Active share
267.08 %
Dividend Yield
2.46 %
Equity exposure
367.29 %
Number of Issues
Price Earning Ratio
21.26 %
Price to Book Value
2.90 %
19.00 %


SFDR Category: Article 9


This fund has a sustainable investment objective. It invests in economic activities contributing to an environmental and/or social objective. To achieve this objective, the management team makes discretionary investment choices based on an economic/financial analysis process and an internal analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

a. ESG selection criteria:

For corporates, the internal analysis of ESG criteria consists in selecting the issuers:
• that are the best positioned to meet the challenges of sustainable development;
• that comply with the principles of the United Nations Global Compact (i.e. human rights, labour law, the environment, anti-corruption), and which are therefore less exposed to the risks associated with these themes; and
• that are not engaged in controversial activities such as armament (securities of a company whose activity consists of manufacturing, the use or possession of anti-personnel mines, cluster bombs and/or depleted uranium weapons), tobacco, thermal coal.

For sovereign issuers, the internal analysis of ESG criteria consists in selecting:
• Countries that perform best across our four categories of sustainable development criteria: Human Capital, Natural Capital, Social Capital and Economic Capital;
• Countries that are not part of our highly Oppressive Regimes or dictatorships, based on the Freedom House Freedom in the World Index and the World Bank Voice & Accountability Index.

b. Selection methodology:

The companies selected by the management company are subject to a dual analysis:
• Analysis of their activity to assess their alignment with the major challenges of sustainable development. For example, regarding the transition to a circular economy, the management company will consider a company producing recycled steel to be more sustainable than a company producing steel exclusively from iron ore; and
• Analysis of how the company manages players interacting with the company: its employees, its customers, its shareholders, its suppliers and the environment. Here too, the management company will favour companies that adopt the most sustainable practices given their sector. For example, with regard to relations with its clients, the management company will favour pharmaceutical companies with balanced pricing practices and commercial policies. Similarly, with regard to relations with their employees, the management company attaches great importance to the fight against discrimination and compliance with social standards.

Our sovereign investible universe consists of those countries which perform best across our four categories of sustainable development criteria:
• Natural Capital: stock of naturel resources managed by the country;
• Social Capital: trust, norms and institutions which people can rely on to solve common problems and create social cohesion;
• Human Capital: human productivity to which the country participates through education and other initiatives;
• Economic Capital: assessing the level of economic activity viability.

c. A team of ESG analysts is responsible for assessing the selection criteria:

The analysis and selection of sustainable investments is carried out by a dedicated team of ESG analysts within Candriam. This team is made up of specialists whose mission is to analyse the exposure of companies and governments to the risks and opportunities associated with sustainable development. Selection criteria are expected to evolve over time, based on advances in ESG research and changes in company practices.

Sustainability-related disclosures

    b. Fund specific features

    Controversial Activities :
    SRI Exclusions
    Stewardship Active Ownership
    Proxy Voting
    KPI 1 : Carbon footprint Corporate - Scope 1&2 30% reduction vs benchmark , KPI 2 : ESG Score Corporate Higher than benchmark
    Companies Stewardship Active Ownership KPI's
    Controversial Activities :
    SRI Exclusions
    Proxy Voting KPI 1 : Carbon footprint Corporate - Scope 1&2 30% reduction vs benchmark
    Engagement KPI 2 : ESG Score Corporate Higher than benchmark
    Min. Sustainable Investments 75 %
    Min. Sustainable Investments Environmental 0 %
    Min. Sustainable Investments Social 0 %
    Min. Sustainable Investments 75 % Min. Sustainable Investments Environmental 0 % Min. Sustainable Investments Social 0 %
  • Transparency codes

For more information on the sustainability of our investments and the integration of sustainability risks, please refer to Candriam’s transparency policies and codes and SFDR Article 9 fund sustainability information (available on our website: and the fund prospectus (available on our website

* SFDR is the acronym given to Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on the publication of sustainability information in the financial services sector

Information on the sustainability aspects of the promoted fund is available on the SFDR* page of the website. The decision to invest in the fund must take into account all the characteristics or objectives of the fund as described in its prospectus.
* European reference of the regulation and title: “Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November 2019 on sustainability related disclosures in the financial services sector


France: ISR

Luxembourg: Lux flag

This label/rating is valid for a limited term and is subject to reevaluation. Obtaining this label by the fund does not mean that it meets your own sustainability objectives, nor that the label meets the requirements of future national or European rules.

The quality of the ranking, award or label obtained by the fund or the management company depends on the quality of the issuing institution and the ranking, award or label does not guarantee the future results of the fund or the management company.

Other important information

This is a marketing communication. Please refer to the prospectus of the funds and to the key information document before making any investment decision. This marketing communication does not constitute an offer to buy or sell financial instruments, nor does it represent an investment recommendation or confirm any kind of transaction, except where expressly agreed. Although Candriam selects carefully the data and sources within this document, errors or omissions cannot be excluded a priori. Candriam cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect losses as a result of the use of this document. The intellectual property rights of Candriam must be respected at all times, contents of this document may not be reproduced without prior written approval.
Warning: Past performance of a given financial instrument or index or an investment service or strategy, or simulations of past performance, or forecasts of future performance does not predict future returns. Gross performances may be impacted by commissions, fees and other expenses. Performances expressed in a currency other than that of the investor's country of residence are subject to exchange rate fluctuations, with a negative or positive impact on gains. If the present document refers to a specific tax treatment, such information depends on the individual situation of each investor and may change.
In respect to money market funds, please be aware that an investment in a fund is different from an investment in deposits and that the investment’s principal is capable of fluctuation. The fund does not rely on external support for guaranteeing its liquidity or stabilizing its NAV per unit or share. The risk of loss of the principal is borne by the investor.
Candriam consistently recommends investors to consult via our website the key information document, prospectus, and all other relevant information prior to investing in one of our funds, including the net asset value (“NAV) of the funds. Investor rights and complaints procedure, are accessible on Candriam’s dedicated regulatory webpages This information is available either in English or in local languages for each country where the fund’s marketing is approved.
According to the applicable laws and regulations, Candriam may decide to terminate the arrangements made for the marketing of a relevant fund at any time.
Information on sustainability-related aspects: the information on sustainability-related aspects contained in this communication are available on Candriam webpage The decision to invest in the promoted product should take into account all the characteristics or objectives of the promoted product as described in its prospectus, or in the information documents which are to be disclosed to investors in accordance with the applicable law.

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