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

Risk warning

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. 

Disclaimer

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