Investors can positively influence the climate crisis

Every day we are reminded of the sweeping impact of climate change.

As a responsible investor, we have a key role to play in financing the transition towards a low-carbon economy ….we have a role in financing a transition that takes place in a just and equal way … and we can help control climate change.

The Candriam sustainable strategy that aims to select companies taking tangible and direct action to tackle the challenges and risks arising from climate change draws on our 25 years of Sustainable Investing and our expertise in thematic asset management. We invest in visionary companies which offer tangible solutions to combat climate change.

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Why invest?

  • Investment  opportunities

Renewable energies, smart meter networks, insulating materials, electric vehicles, recycling, smart buildings …these and other carbon solutions help mitigate the causes of climate change and adapt to its consequences. These are being developed around the world, and across all types of industry.

  • Long-term potential 

Companies meeting environmental challenges by providing tangible solutions to climate change should see their businesses grow over the long term. Our strategy aims to find the companies that will be tomorrow’s leaders – to find companies which can capitalise on the challenge of climate change through their products, services and technologies.

  • It is urgent to act now

The climate emergency is here, now. The temperature of our planet is already more than one degree higher than during the preindustrial era, while the 2015 Paris climate agreement targets a limit on warming of below the 2°C threshold by 2100.

  • Become part of the solution 

Through your investments, you can participate in financing solutions which strive to reduce CO2 emissions and adapt to climate change. 

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The Candriam difference

  • Unique strategy

Our environmental strategy active seeks climate results. Rather than just exclude companies emitting high levels of CO2, we seek only companies whose core businesses making a positive impact in the fight against global warming tangibly and directly.

  • Integrated fundamental financial and ESG analysis  

Our strict investment process aims to allow us select quality companies providing tangible solutions to combat climate change, and promotes best ESG practices at the operational and managerial levels with regard to investors, employees, clients, suppliers and other stakeholders.

  • Multi-disciplined expertise

Portfolio manager/financial analysts, ESG analysts, and Stewardship analysts integrate their talents so that each specialty is constantly informing your investments.

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Main risks 

We advise investors to read the prospectus carefully including the description of the underlying risks, among which are:

  • Risk of capital loss,
  • Equity Risk,
  • Currency Risk,
  • Emerging market risk,
  • Liquidity risk,
  • Concentration Risk,
  • Derivative risk,
  • Risk associated with Chinese A equities,
  • External factors risk,
  • Counterparty risk.


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