In lobbying on French and European regulations, Edmond de Rothschild Asset Management (France) acts through a collaborative and coordinated approach with other players within the local organisations in which we are one of the members, in particular the AFG (the French Asset Management Association), the Forum for Responsible Investment (FIR).
For example in 2017:
Public SRI Label: Following to the appointment in 2016 as one of the members of the Public SRI Label Promotion Committee set up, with the French Association of Asset Management (AFG) and the French Treasure Department (http://www.lelabelisr.fr/en/about-us), the FrenchSif launched a short video to promote the SRI label during the French Responsible Finance Week that took place in october 2017. This video was broadcasted in BFM Business Radio and TV during all the month of October, what is a first time for such a promotion in a mass media for the SRI The SRI label supported by the Finance Ministry is a major first in Europe. Its aim is to increase the visibility of SRI products among savers in France and Europe.
Finance for tomorrow : in 2017, AFG & FIR became members of the new initiative launched in june 2017 – “ Finance for tomorrow” by Paris Europlace and the actors of the Paris Financial Center to promote sustainable finance in France and internationally. This contributes to a shift in financial flows towards a low carbon and inclusive economy, in line with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (https://financefortomorrow.com/en/).
EU Commission’s consultation : In November 2017, the FIR has participated and promoted the EU Commission’s consultation on institutional investors and asset managers' duties regarding sustainability open the 13th of November 2017 until the 22nd of January 2018 (https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations/finance-2017-investors-duties-sustainability_fr#contributions). This consultation was led alongside of the High Level Expert-Group on sustainable finance which published recommendations and suggested clarifying the duties of institutional investors and asset managers to explicitly integrate material ESG factors and long term sustainability. The FIR contribution is disclosed publicly : http://www.frenchsif.org/isr-esg/wp-content/uploads/ConsultationUE_ResponsabiliteFiduciaire_FIR.pdf
Open letter to the candidates of the French presidential elections: the FrenchSif published the 20 march 2017 this open letter to know more about their position on responsible finance, with a response from the current President elected, Emmanuel Macron