BNP Paribas boosts the sustainability credentials of 18 of its ETFs

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BNP Paribas boosts sustainability credentials of 18 of its ETFs

BNP Paribas Asset Management has boosted the sustainability credentials of 18 of its ETFs with the adoption of new or amended indices. The ETFs concerned have assumed new ESG protocols or incorporated construction methodologies that bring them into alignment with Paris-Aligned Benchmark standards. Isabelle Bourcier, Head of Quantitative & Index Management at BNPP AM, said: “The move towards sustainable indices, including PAB, is a decisive step and a major axis of our development”.

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