Research and publications
Responsible investing (RI) has evolved into a powerful way to make effective investment decisions. It can deliver sustainable, long term value for clients and create a positive impact on society using insights gleaned from environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. Investors increasingly want to understand how a company is creating value, demanding details of how an organisation’s activities are impacting the wider world.
In the past, investors were concerned about aspects of a company or sector with the focus almost exclusively on public equity-oriented strategies, generally described as negative screening or ethical funds. This also created the perception that financial returns were limited. However, RI strategies have now grown both in number and sophistication. Through integrated and innovative fund management techniques, RI is opening up a new world of opportunities. These will continue to improve as tools and measurement criteria evolve further, helping asset managers to more effectively mitigate risk and therefore potentially enhance financial returns.
At AXA Investment Managers we have created a series of insights to help investors better understand the opportunities presented by RI. We have segmented our approach into two sections: prosperity for people and prosperity for the planet.
Find out why we believe RI provides a compelling investment opportunity and the different approaches available for investors.
Can ESG screening provide a buffer for fixed income investors?
The unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus put in place by governments and policymakers worldwide has supported bond markets for much of 2020 and 2021, but fixed income investors have faced chall ...
The market takes up the challenge of the SFDR
The EU Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which has just entered into force, is a watershed for sustainable finance.
China green bonds: Seeking harmonisation in a sector that could boost the climate change fight
As part of AXA IM’s commitment to fighting climate change, we aim to be a leading investor in the green bond market.
Our approach and offering
ESG at AXA Investment Managers is developed using input from teams across the business and we maintain a three-tiered approach to responsible and impact investing: ESG embedded, ESG integrated and sustainable investing
Our framework and scoring methodology
ESG integration has seen rapid growth over the past few years, and this section looks at how we at AXA Investment Managers approach this change and our five-step approach to our scoring methodology.