We were among the first asset managers to put in place a blanket exclusion for companies which derive more than 30% of revenues from coal. We also exclude assets linked to food commodities, deforestation and other unsustainable practices causing natural ecosystem conversion. and follow exclusion rules on controversial weapons such as Anti-Personnel Landmines.
We also manage Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Responsible Investment funds applying additional exclusions policies to help systematically address the most severe sustainability risks in the investment decision-making process.
Climate Risk Policy
To support Paris Agreement goals and the transition to a low-carbon economy, we aim to progressively reduce our exposure to carbon intensive sectors by excluding companies most exposed to coal and unconventional oil & gas activities and by engaging with a selection of companies not excluded by our criteria.
Ecosystem Protection & Deforestation Policy
Deforestation and natural ecosystems conversion have devastating consequences, both for the environment and society, and has pushed many species to the brink of extinction. We aim to avoid investment in companies involved in deforestation and natural ecosystem conversion when negative business practices are clearly identified.
Soft Commodities Policy
We strive not to participate in short-term instruments commodities or enter into speculative transactions that may contribute to price inflation in basic agricultural or marine commodities.
ESG Standards Policy
Our standards help us to manage ESG and sustainability tail-risks, and mitigate the negative impacts our investments might have on sustainability factors. They focus on material issues such as certain aspects affecting health, human rights and social capital, while also onsidering severe controversies as well as low ESG quality.
How can we act for biodiversity protection
Hear from the leader of our biodiversity engagement programme, Liudmila Strakodonskaya, who advocates for taking collective action with public bodies, regulators and our peers inside and outside of our industry in order to effect the change we need.Learn more
Through our stewardship activities, we seek to use our influence as investors to encourage companies to mitigate environmental and social risks relevant to their sectors
We are continuously pushing for more ambitious climate strategies and expect more ‘say-on-climate’ resolutions to be put to investors. Companies which we consider to be laggards in addressing climate change and its risks will be subject to a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ principle. This policy aims to define clear areas of improvement for those companies, tailored to their activities, and communicated to their management at the beginning of the engagement with a clear and short timeframe for progress.
At AXA IM, we consider investor engagement as a change process where investors seek to improve investee companies’ practices with a specific objective in mind. We do this on behalf of our equity and bond holdings, in listed and non-listed markets.
Corporate governance and voting policy
Our corporate governance and voting policy provides a robust global framework for encouraging high-quality, responsible leadership. In 2022, we unveil a new voting policy to urge investee companies to further consider environmental and social issues.
Board ESG oversight
Integrating ESG issues into a company’s corporate strategy can help it identify growth opportunities and strengthen its risk management processes – and in doing that, we believe the potential exists to positively impact financial performance.
Public Affairs Charter
The role of AXA IM's Global Regulatory Developments and Public Affairs function is to identify and assess major asset management trends, as well as related wider emerging policies and regulatory initiatives that are relevant for global asset managers.
Inclusion for progress
At AXA IM, diversity and inclusion are closely linked to our values and to our culture of respect for employees, clients and the communities around us. We always aim to create an environment where everyone feels they belong, are included and can thrive.Download our global inclusion & diversity policy (May 2021)
2021 TCFD report
Our Taskforce for Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) report reflects our innovations in climate strategy, investment and reporting, as well as our focus on generating positive and measurable impact in private and listed markets.
2021 Impact Investing report
At AXA IM Alts, our goal is to bring together private capital, entrepreneurial talent and technology to deliver solutions that advance social equality, and ensure the environment can sustain us now and into the future.
PRI Leaders'Group 2020
As part of our 10-year Blueprint for responsible investment, the PRI committed to showcasing leadership and increasing accountability, with a view to raising standards of responsible investment amongst all our signatories.