Fund manager interview series

Seeking growth while tackling green issues

Dr Marc-Olivier Buffle says it is a fallacy that integrating ESG in the investment process leads to sacrificing returns
Dr Marc-Olivier Buffle says it is a fallacy that integrating ESG in the investment process leads to sacrificing returnsST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Dr Marc-Olivier Buffle, who has a PhD in environmental chemistry and is a senior client portfolio manager at Pictet Asset Management, discusses his outlook on sustainability in the latest of our series featuring fund managers.

Dr Marc-Olivier Buffle, 47, specialises in sustainable and thematic investing but before joining the asset management industry, he started an engineering career by leading a research and development (R&D) team focusing on water treatment technologies.

He has authored patents, scientific articles, and technical and financial publications. He is also a member of Pictet Group's sustainability board.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Seeking growth while tackling green issues'. Print Edition | Subscribe