Climate-Aware Investing at AXA IM
As a responsible asset manager, we actively invest for the long term to help our clients prosper and to secure a thriving future for people and the planet. Climate change, and the response to it, are perhaps the most pressing challenges as we pursue that goal.
Governments around the world are seeking to limit global warming by aligning economies with the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement (COP 21). This change has gathered momentum behind growth that follows a lower emissions model, with major companies making carbon neutral commitments and green bond issuance on the rise. This brings risks and opportunities for businesses – and for investors.
These developments are changing how we analyse and assess companies and sovereigns – and influencing how we seek to optimise portfolios for clients through responsible and impact investing. Climate has become the dominant theme in the world of environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis, and we have long believed that effective ESG investing helps reveal the most sustainable businesses, which in turn can deliver more sustainable long-term financial performance.
At AXA IM, we have embedded more than 38 responsible investment (RI) specialists throughout our research and investment teams. We believe RI and ESG should be at the heart of the business, shaping portfolios day to day with the ability to respond to immediate and growing challenges like climate change.
We think the time is right for investors to understand and adapt to this new reality, and we have the tools and knowledge to help them do so with our ACT climate range.
Our ACT Climate Range strategies
US high yield low carbon
A more environmentally-conscious way to invest in the US high yield bonds market.
A world of opportunities to help create a positive impact for people and planet while generating investment returns.
A transparent tool for supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy and managing climate risks without sacrificing financial return.
Innovative companies are creating solutions to address pressures on scarce natural resources and the need for greenhouse gas emission reduction.
Why less carbon means stronger growth for the global economy
We are at the start of a transitioning period towards a lower carbon economy, which doesn’t mean less economic growth - it means more.
The changing climate for sustainable investment
This Decade of Transition series looks at how environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment will play a fundamental role in achieving a more sustainable future
Impact investing: How private and listed markets offer choice for investors seeking positive change
There is demand for ESG to go beyond basic integration, towards positive impact
The value of investments, and the income from them, can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.
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