Natixis Investment Managers has made available the Mirova Global Sustainable Equity Strategy to Australian institutional investors.
Mirova is an investment affiliate of Natixis and the investment will be available to Australian investors via a locally domiciled unit trust vehicle.
The fund invests in global listed companies that combine strong financial performance with sustainable development. The fund has eight major sustainable development themes: consumption, energy, resources, buildings and cities, information and communications technology, health, mobility and finance.
"Our 2017 global survey of institutional investors showed that attitudes to ESG investing are changing rapidly - dedicated sustainable investments are playing a greater role in institutional investors' strategies across all asset classes. We are finding that this is especially the case in Australia right now, and the trend will likely continue to get stronger," Natixis Australia CEO, Damon Hambly, said.