Natixis Asset Management launches a responsible investment partnership with the University of Cambridge
Natixis Asset Management (Natixis AM) announced a partnership with the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL), hosted at the University of Cambridge, to explore and promote sustainable investment and more responsible behaviour by financial firms in Europe and internationally.
The University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership (CPSL) is an institution within the School of Technology of the University of Cambridge and is dedicated to working with leaders from business, government and civil society on the critical global challenges of the 21st century. CPSL contributes to the University’s mission and leadership position in the field of sustainability via a mix of executive education programmes and business platforms, informed by world-class thinking and research from the University of Cambridge and other partners.
CPSL’s executive education programmes provide leaders with insight and understanding into global problems such as climate change, water scarcity and food security. Over 6,000 senior executives have undertaken these programmes in Cambridge, Brussels, Cape Town, Melbourne and Atlanta, or in-company for customised programmes. CPSL’s Master’s level accredited programmes offer participants the time to reflect on these issues and to test new ideas back in the workplace.
CPSL’s business platforms include leadership groups which help senior practitioners identify what needs to change within their sector or system, and take practical action to achieve this with their peers, and collaboratories which are time-bound problem-solving groups focused on particular sustainability challenges.
With assets under management of € 287 billion and 675 employees*, Natixis Asset Management ranks among the leading European asset managers. Natixis Asset Management offers its clients - institutional investors, companies, private banks, retail banks and other distribution channels - tailored, innovative and efficient solutions centred around 6 investment divisions: Fixed income, European equities, Investment and client solutions, Structured and volatility, Global emerging and Responsible investing.
Natixis Asset Management’s Responsible Investment division implements a global approach of responsible investment through investment strategies (ESG, thematic, impact investing) and a service offering for the exercise of voting rights and engagement. With a track record of more than 25 years, Natixis Asset Management is the second-largest European asset manager in terms of assets managed in open-ended SRI funds and social/solidarity business funds**.
Natixis Asset Management’s offer is distributed through the global distribution platform of Natixis Global Asset Management, which offers access to the expertise of more than twenty management companies in the United States, Asia and Europe.
*Source Natixis Asset Management – 30/06/2012.
**Source: Feri Lipper – Juin 2012
Natixis Global Asset Management, a fully-owned subsidiary of Natixis, is comprised of management and distribution companies based in Europe, the United States and Asia. The company manages assets of over €560 billion worldwide and had a workforce staff of almost 3,000 as at 30 June 2012*.
*Source: Natixis Global Asset Management as at 30 June 2012
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