The sustainable investor for a changing world

A global equity fund that seeks to safeguard our natural capital while targeting attractive returns

The opportunity set 

The functioning of the global economy relies on our natural capital. More than 50% of the world’s GDP – or 44 trillion USD – is either highly or moderately dependent on nature and its services.[1] These ecosystems are under severe pressure from unsustainable business models and lifestyles. Today, we consume our natural resources 1.75 times faster than Earth can replenish them.[2]

Ecosystem restoration aims at preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of oceans, land and urban communities. Restoring our ecosystems will help to combat climate change, support biodiversity worldwide and provide significant economic benefits. For example, in just the next decade, it’s estimated that such efforts will require $22 trillion of capital investment and create $6 trillion in annual business opportunities.[3]

Why invest in BNP Paribas Ecosystem Restoration?


The fund targets attractive long-term returns and positive impact by investing in best-in-class companies at the forefront of the restoration and preservation of our ecosystems and natural capital. It contributes to the targets of six UN SDGs.[4]

The fund can invest across style factors, geographies, sectors, technologies and market capitalisations, providing enhanced portfolio diversification and opportunity capture

The team’s co-heads have been working together for 20+ years across public and private markets. They have extensive fundamental, thematic and quantitative investment experience.

Team and expertise

BNP Paribas Ecosystem Restoration is managed by Ulrik Fugmann, 21 years of industry experience, and Edward Lees, 26 years of industry experience. Together they head our Environmental Strategies Group, which includes portfolio managers, research analysts, investment specialists and a quantitative analyst. They benefit from access to our global trading and risk management platform, Sustainability Centre, Quantitative Research Group and Macro Research team.

[1] World Economic Forum, ‘Nature Risk Rising: Why the Crisis Engulfing Nature Matters for Business and the Economy’, 2020

[2] Footprint Network, 2019

[3] New Nature Economy Report II, The Future Of Nature And Business, World Economic Forum, 2020

[4] Goal 2: Zero hunger; Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation; Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure; Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities; Goal 12 Responsible consumption and production; Goal 14: Life under water; Goal 15: Life on land


Investments are subject to market fluctuations and the risks inherent in investments in securities. The value of investments and the income they generate may go down as well as up and it is possible that investors will not recover their initial outlay, the strategies described being at risk of capital loss. There is no guarantee that the performance objective will be achieved.
Past performance or achievement is not indicative of current or future performance.