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NN Investment Partners Joins Climate Bonds Partnership Program
LONDON/The Hague 19/02/2016: 14:00GMT-15:00CET: Global investment manager NN Investment Partners, (NN IP) has today joined the Climate Bonds Partnership Program. Based in the Netherlands, NN IP is the asset management arm of NN Group NV. NN IP currently manages EUR 180 billion (30th of September 2015) assets under management for institutional and retail investors.
Bram Bos, Senior Portfolio Manager of NN IP:
“Responsible investing is a key area for NN IP. The demand of our clients for green and impact investing products is increasing. As an asset manager we provide solutions that help our clients contribute to the mitigation of climate change. We believe green bonds play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.”
“NN IP is very supportive of the work the Climate Bond Initiative currently is performing. With the impressive growth of the green bond market it is important to increase transparency and standardisation. This will help the green bond market to become a mainstream fixed income category.”
Climate Bonds CEO Sean Kidney:
“Gaining a new Partner with the profile and background of NN Investment Partners is a welcome addition and adds significantly to the capability of our Partnership Programme.”
“NN IP have a depth of experience in global and regional bond markets that will be invaluable to our objectives in developing robust frameworks around green bond investment.”
“We welcome this decision by NN Investment Partners. It is a positive signal from a leading institutional investor that green bonds have a significant role to play in sustainable investment and climate finance solutions.”
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About NN Investment Partners (NN IP)
NN Investment Partners is the asset manager of NN Group N.V., a publicly traded company listed on Euronext Amsterdam. NN Investment Partners is head-quartered in The Hague, the Netherlands. NN Investment Partners in aggregate manages approximately USD 200* billion in assets for institutions and individual investors worldwide. More information is here.
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*Figure as per 30 September 2015