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Responsible asset management policy

While Natixis AM has been involved in issues of sustainable development and Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) for close to 30 years, the company decided a few years ago to take the next step by designing a framework for responsible asset management for application to the entirety of its investment processes. The goal of this initiative is to encourage greater attention to extra-financial criteria in the process of making investment decisions across the board, in keeping with the recommendations of widely recognized international standards such as the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment, of which Natixis AM has been a signatory since 2008.

Following a period of in-depth analysis and development carried out over several years, this framework for responsible asset management rests on four core areas, each comprising and expressed through a large number of
focused actions. These core commitments are to :

1. ESG analysis
Understand the challenges of sustainable development, analyze their impact on each industry and sector and Assess a broad universe of issuers.

2. ESG integration and screening
Practice Responsible Asset Management, taking extra-financial criteria into account in investment decisions
by incorporating ESG criteria and applying ESG screening.
Creation of innovative products with a positive influence on the challenges of sustainable development via Mirova,
a subsidiary dedicated to responsible investment.

3. Voting & engagement
Encourage issuers to improve their practices by speaking up at general meetings and initiating constructive dialogue with companies
Read the Engagement Report 2015
Read the Voting and Engagement policy 2016
Read the Exercise of Voting Rights Report 2015
Please find here Natixis AM voting decisions

4. Participation & promotion
Participate in designing RI/ESG standards alongside our peers and promote responsible asset management
 

Find all of the management policy manager Natixis Asset Management in its report