Natixis launches climate equity strategy

Natixis Investment Managers has launched the Mirova US Climate Ambition Equity investment strategy.

The strategy, managed by Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, is a US equity portfolio designed to have a high positive climate impact by investing in a diversified range of companies. These include companies whose activities will lead to a significant reduction in induced carbon emissions and/or a significant increase in saved carbon emissions.

The strategy also seeks to actively invest in firms that derive more than 50% of their revenues from activities with a positive climate impact, which are likely to benefit from a transition to a less carbon-centric economy. The strategy seeks to outperform the S&P 500 within a defined risk budget.

Natixis says the strategy uses a proprietary quantitative, rules-based approach to portfolio construction, integrating considerations such as a qualitative sustainability analysis of each investment based on ESG criteria, an assessment of risk factors including those related to energy transition, and fundamental views on companies’ climate impact, incorporating an advanced lifecycle approach to the assessment of carbon impact.