We have an in-house Investment Academy that provides training to clients as well as to our staff. Every year, at least one session is dedicated to responsible investment.
Throughout 2016, we have spoken, and chaired numerous panels, on responsible investment in Europe – from Spain to Austria - , Asia – Japan, Hong Kong – and in the US.
As an example, we have sponsored and/or organised conferences on Sustainability in Asia. In 2016, we held events in Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore e.g. http://apac.bnpparibas/en/sff/.
BNP Paribas Investment Partners has equally been a contributor for the PRI and UNEP-FI’s report – “Investor Obligations and Duties in Six Asian Markets”, which was launched at “PRI in Person” Conference in Singapore in September 2016.
We participated in the PRI’s “Fiduciary Duty in the 21st Century” roundtable in Hong Kong as a panelist and participated in the “PRI in Person 2016” Conference in Singapore in September where our Chief Investment Officer in Asia Pacific spoke at a panel session on “ESG in Islamic Finance”.
BNP Paribas Investment Partners also sponsors and participates to the Novethic event in Paris aiming at influencing investors to integrate ESG issues in their practices and discusses recent development of the responsible investment market internationally.
We have co-written and/or contributed to several papers from UNEP-FI, PRI, and including IIGCC policy ones. https://www.unpri.org/download_report/22444
We have written numerous articles and recorded videos to promote responsible investment.
We have a dedicated SRI newsletter which is published twice a year and distributed to our clients and staff.