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From water to biodiversity: lessons from 20 years of environmental investing

The water strategy was Pictet Asset Management’s first environmental strategy. It was launched 20 years ago, long before climate change and water scarcity were considered global threats; we have been investing in solutions to the world’s environmental problems ever since.

Read more about the megatrends powering our thematic environmental investment strategies.

By identifying the megatrends changing the world, we believe we can select the long-term winners in the global stock markets

Hans Peter Portner
Hans Peter Portner, Head of Thematic Equities

Over the next 10 years, where do you think we will see the most innovation?

Source: Pictet Asset Management
Pioneers in thematic environmental investing
Our thematic equity strategies are powered by megatrends. We believe these structural trends are a crucial source of long-run investment returns.

A long expertise in thematic investing

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More than
80%
of waste water resulting from human activities is discharged into rivers or sea without any pollution removal.
Source: un.org
Our range of thematic environmental  strategies

Each of our thematic strategies is managed by a team of dedicated specialist investment managers. To ensure our ideas are as robust as possible, each strategy benefits from a dedicated advisory board made up of eminent scientists, business leaders and academics. This provides us with a deeper understanding of the structural trends transforming our world, enabling investors to capitalise on the opportunities that arise.

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We always favour clients' interests over asset growth and do not hesitate to close strategies to protect alpha generation for our investors.

Sébastien Eisinger
Sébastien Eisinger, Managing Partner, Head of Investments
A drop of
70%
of the cost of electricity from offshore wind farms, is expected over the next two decades.
Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance
In China,
60%
of groundwater and 29% of key rivers are classified as unsuitable for human contact.
Source: China Ministry of Environmental Protection, 2016; State of the Environment report 2017
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