The sustainable investor for a changing world

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.


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



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.