Asset managers commit themselves to address the challenge of climate change: One Planet Asset Managers Statement

  • On 10th July 2019, eight of the largest worldwide asset managers – including three French managers – gathered at the Elysée Palace at the invitation of the President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron – founded the One Planet Asset Managers Initiative and committed themselves to cooperate and integrate the climate change concern in their investment choices.
  • They join therefore the process initiated last year by six sovereign wealth funds by integrating Climate Change Risks.
  • AFG was pleased that three French worldwide asset managers are among the creators of this project, like a testimony that the climate change considerations hold a key position in the strategy policy of French managers.
  • This approach is part of the new collective commitments made on July 2019 in the Declaration of the Paris Financial Center announcing “A new step for green and sustainable finance” to combat climate change and contribute to achieving the goal of net zero carbon by the year 2020, and announced by AFG amongst the main professional bodies and associations representing the Paris Financial Center and presented by Bruno Le Maire, French Minister for the Economy and Finance.
  • AFG, decided very early on to fully support the development of responsible investment in France, welcomes this new step for green and sustainable finance.
  • Download the press release (in French).