Manuel Coeslier, Equity Portfolio Manager at responsible investment firm Mirova, is also a Member of the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. Here, he explains why Mirova’s carbon impact methodology is helping to address the challenges at the next frontier of impact investing.
The world is changing. Investors can no longer look to existing strategies and indexes – clearly representative of the “old” economy – to be sufficient during the current transition towards the “new”. This is especially true regarding environmental issues in light of the Paris Agreement, the recent UN Sustainable Development Goals becoming standard for investment strategy assessments, and increasing public and regulatory pressure.