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World water day – Thursday, 22 March 2018

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BNP Paribas Asset Management
 

To celebrate World Water Day, we are pleased to introduce – or reintroduce – you to our brochure, “Ten solutions to conserve water”.

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Water is the very foundation of economic and social development. Water features in our daily lives and plays a key role in agriculture and industrial production. In 30 years’ time, rising living standards and population growth have led to a doubling of water consumption. Pollution and climate disruptions have only heightened its growing scarcity.

BNP Paribas Asset Management is partnering with the GoodPlanet Foundation to share useful information and helpful practices for saving this precious resource.

The brochure provides key figures to help you better understand the challenges facing a resource that must be better managed. It also offers simple tips and advice for using water more sustainably.

Demand for water – and for the resources needed to manage it – is growing relentlessly. Significant investment will be necessary to meet this demand, especially for improving water treatment and distribution infrastructure.

We are fully engaged in this initiative and are making every effort to continue our involvement by developing sustainable investment solutions that have a positive impact. This too is the role of a responsible investor in a changing world.

About BNP Paribas Asset Management’s responsible investment approach

BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has been a major player in sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) since 2002. BNP Paribas Asset Management has implemented its own responsible investment policy, applying environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria to all its collective investments. It has also implemented BNP Paribas Group sector policies that ban investments in specific companies operating in controversial sectors.

BNPP AM supplements this approach by systematically exercising its shareholder voting rights and through its participation in major organisations involved in these issues, thereby actively contributing to the public debate. BNPP AM has been a member of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) since 2003 and was a founding signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2006.

BNPP AM was also one of the first mainstream investment managers to sign the Montreal Carbon Pledge, in May 2015, and to join the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition (PDC), demonstrating its desire to take concrete action through SRI investment strategies, energy transition and climate preservation. As at 31 December 2017 BNPP AM managed nearly EUR 35 billion of assets in SRI strategies.

BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT France, “the investment management company,” is a simplified joint stock company with its registered office at 1 boulevard Haussmann 75009 Paris, France, RCS Paris 319 378 832, registered with the “Autorité des marchés financiers” under number GP 96002.

This material is issued and has been prepared by the investment management company.

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1.an offer to buy nor a solicitation to sell, nor shall it form the basis of or be relied upon in connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever or

2.investment advice.

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All information referred to in the present document is available on www.bnpparibas-am.com 

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