Lyxor Asset Management – a subsidiary of Societe Generale with EUR139 billion of assets under management and advisory, is the latest institutional investor to become a Climate Bonds Partner.
Thanks to its strong culture of innovation, Lyxor Asset Management is helping clients to address the challenge of climate transition with a range of active and passive solutions aimed at meeting the growing demand for responsible investments. In joining CBI’s Partners Programme, Lyxor is demonstrating its determination to contribute to low carbon investment. As a first step in that direction, Lyxor and CBI will unveil a deep-dive report into the French green bonds market in the coming weeks.
A pioneer of ETFs in Europe, Lyxor provides ETFs aligned to four of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (Water, Clean Energy, Climate Action & Gender Equality). It broke new ground with the launch of the world’s first ever Green Bond ETF last year, which captures the performance and positive impact of green bond projects. Lyxor has also designed proprietary ESG and climate indicators to help investors address climate issues in their portfolios.
Arnaud Llinas (pictured), Head of ETF & Indexing, Lyxor Asset Management, says: “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, which is why investors are increasingly placing it at the top of their agenda. However, assessing the true green credentials of an investment can be hard. The framework created by the Climate Bonds Initiative for labelling Green Bonds makes it much easier for investors. We hope that our product plans, and our collaborations with key bodies like CBI can really help investors embrace ESG, and make a positive difference to society and the environment.”
Manuel Adamini, Director Investor Outreach & Partners Programme, Climate Bonds Initiative, says: “France is a booming green bonds market (reaching the 3rd largest issuer spot in 2017) and has displayed great political leadership for climate finance ever since COP21 in Paris.”
“Lyxor AM, as part of the Société Générale group, is a powerful French brand to communicate that leadership into the financial sector globally. We are delighted to note that Lyxor AM offers an ETF green bond fund, providing a solution to those investors that prefer a passive investment style, and hence adding to market breadth.”
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