What is responsible investing?
Responsible Investing (RI) enables clients to align their investments with global megatrends that are changing the investment landscape. Issues such as increasing regulation, the growing need for risk mitigation and a heightened social conscience can be more effectively addressed by integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into the investment process.
An ongoing evolution
Responsible Investing has changed tremendously and continues to evolve. Where before much of the focus was on avoiding companies deemed to be at odds with specific environmental, social or corporate governance factors, these days investing responsibly runs the gamut from negative screening to integrated solutions and all the way to impact investing.
Our philosophy and mission
At AXA Investment Managers, we believe Responsible Investing can deliver sustainable, long-term value for clients and create a positive impact on society. This has underpinned our work in developing investment solutions that incorporate ESG considerations across all asset classes.
“While there may be periodic obstacles, the evidence on Responsible Investment overwhelmingly suggests increasing momentum towards greater recognition and demand.”
Matt Christensen, Global Head of Responsible Investment
From green bonds to impact investing; negative screens to active stewardship, our offering spans the full ESG spectrum. This toolkit, combined with a flexible approach and our proprietary RI Search © tool means we are able to create tailored solutions to meet our clients’ goals whatever their required level of ESG integration.
Why AXA IM?
With 19 years of RI experience, a robust ESG framework and a conviction-driven approach, our pioneering team has successfully partnered with our clients on innovative investment mandates and continues to help facilitate even the most complex RI ambitions.
A holistic approach with a proven ability to roll out award-winning¹ solutions
- Working across all major platforms : Fixed Income, Equities, Real Assets, Structured Finance, Multi Asset Client Solutions
- €602 bn² ESG embedded AUM
- A breadth and depth of offering that allows us to meet client needs, which may vary in size or complexity
- Top-down and bottom up coverage: 5,000 securities and 90 countries³
- Proprietary RI Search© analysis tool for ESG integration
- Quantitative and qualitative ESG research : ESG insights, country views, fundamental reports, sector and thematic reports
A pioneering, innovative approach that continues to challenge the status quo
- An early mover, we are a large institutional allocator within the impact space
- A significant player in bringing new instruments and products to market
- An international award¹ winner for best investor reporting on climate-related risks
44 insights found
31 July 2019
ESG and financial returns: The academic perspective
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A lifetime of gender inequality: What investors can do
Investors’ focus on diversity has principally centred on female representation in the board room. But in this research paper we study the dynamics of gender inequality throughout a woman’s entire wor ...
14 June 2019
Coal phase out: The investment case
Coal has no meaningful role to play when it comes achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Right now, it remains an important part of the energy mix, fuelling base-load power stations across ...
² Source : AXA IM as of 31/03/18. Non audited figures. ESG embedded asset are those that benefit from AXA IM’s active stewardship, exclusion policies on controversial weapons, coal, non-RSPO palm oil and derivatives (futures contracts) on food commodities. They can also receive ESG scoring and footprint analysis.
³ Source: AXA IM as at 31/03/2017
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