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BNP Paribas Ecosystem Restoration


Target attractive long-term growth opportunities while helping to restore our planet’s ecosystems.


The functioning of the global economy relies on our oceans, lands and communities. 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 And with the global population ever-increasing, this problem is only going to get worse.

The opportunity is, therefore, driven by the urgent need to restore our ecosystems to avoid substantial economic loss, as well as climate change and reduced biodiversity.


BNP Paribas Ecosystem Restoration (the fund) is a high-conviction portfolio that invests in companies dedicated to finding solutions to restore our aquatic, terrestrial and urban ecosystems.

The fund seeks to harvest the long-term growth potential of such companies while targeting a positive impact. It contributes to the targets of six UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).3

The fund can also provide portfolio diversification through its broad investment universe, which spans a wide range of geographies, sectors and market caps.

Read the Key Investor Information Document (KIID). It states that the risk of this product is high, namely 6 on a scale of 7.


Ulrik Fugmann and Edward Lees, who have been working together since 2001, manage the fund. They have extensive thematic investment experience across private and public markets.

They are supported by a team of fundamental and quantitative research analysts, which benefit from access to BNP Paribas Asset Management’s wider investment platform and standalone Sustainability Centre.


The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Can finance address the biodiversity crisis? Sustainable by nature: Our biodiversity roadmap
The UN’s new initiative to prevent and reverse ecosystem degradation.

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We discuss steps the financial sector can take to safeguard biodiversity.

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We outline our views on the biodiversity crisis, and detail how we’re responding to it.

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

2. Footprint Network, 2019

3. 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


This advertisement is issued by BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT France, Netherlands Branch (address: P.O. Box 71770, 1008 DG Amsterdam) (“BNPP AM NED”), a Dutch (asset) management company authorised by the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (“AFM”) to perform the activities of the management company in the Netherlands, on the basis of the passported licence as provided by the L’Autorité des marchés financiers (“AMF”) to BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT France, registered with the AFM. Opinions included in this advertorial constitute the judgement of BNPP AM NED at the time specified and may be subject to change without notice. BNPP AM NED is not obliged to update or alter the information or opinions contained within this advertorial.

The BNP Paribas Ecosystem Restoration, a fund of BNP Paribas Funds is registered with the AFM pursuant to the Act on financial supervision. For this product a prospectus and a KIID have been drawn up about the product, the costs and the risks. Ask for it and read it before you buy the product. The prospectus, KIID and information about the product can be obtained via BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT France, Netherlands Branch, Client Service, P.O. Box 71770, 1008 DG Amsterdam and via

The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance is no guarantee for future returns.

The ongoing charges of BNP Paribas Ecosystem Restoration are 1.08% (estimate) on 3 June 2021. Next to that the distributor may impose purchase and sales charges, these costs varies from 0% till max 5% and depend on the distributor and the sales channel.