A discussion on sustainability in active and passive management with Schroders and Amundi

Does ESG change the debate?

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Nathaële Rebondy of Schroders and Matthieu Guignard of Amundi

Nathaële Rebondy of Schroders and Matthieu Guignard of Amundi

Nathaële Rebondy, head of sustainability Europe at Schroders and Matthieu Guignard, global head of product development and capital markets, Amundi ETF Indexing and Smart Beta, Amundi speak about sustainable asset management as part of ALFI’s European Sustainable Investment Funds Study and if it changes the interpretation of active and passive management.

Does active management need to be reinterpreted as it is not only the performance that counts but a thorough selection of investments regarding ESG conformity and an adjustment of risk management? Nathaële Rebondy: Capital markets are going to be reshaped by the growth and decline of the industries that are affected by the massive changes happening, driven by environmental and societal challenges, and this will create but also destroy value. Therefore, integrating sustainability is a forward-looking exercise in understanding the challenges companies are facing today, identifying those t...

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