The sustainable investor for a changing world

BNP Paribas Aqua


A portfolio of global stocks designed to benefit from the growing imbalance between water supply and demand.


Population growth, urbanisation and rising living standards are leading to increased water consumption. Demand is expected to grow between 8% and 10% over the next 20 years, yet water is a scarce resource*. We believe increased demand will drive long-term growth. This fund invests in shares issued by international businesses whose activities are related to water.

Who should invest?

Socially and environmentally minded long-term investors looking to benefit from businesses developing technologies to address the imbalance between water demand and water supply.

How could investing in this fund affect a portfolio?

This fund should make a portfolio more sustainable and long term given we believe water is an investment that’s here to stay.



This fund is managed by Impax Asset management. Impax has been one of the leaders in environmental market investing since 1998. It is a global asset management business whose investment activity reflects the transition towards a more sustainable global economy.

  • Fund manager: Hubert Aarts, Managing Director of Listed Equities and co-manager of the Water Strategies team
  • 52 experienced team members with an average of 18 years investment experience


*Source: International Water Management Institute/IWrA. BNP Paribas Aqua is a sub-fund of the BNP Paribas Funds UCITS IV SICAV registered under the Luxembourg law. Past performance or achievements are not indicative of current or future returns. The 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.