Responsible investing

We actively invest for the long-term prosperity of our clients and to secure a sustainable future for the planet.

Our ambition is to be the world’s leading responsible investor.

We have already seen signs that the global economy is starting to move to a more sustainable and equitable model over the next decade, and we will take an active role in powering that transition.

When we invest, it is to deliver long-term sustainable performance for our clients, but we recognise that every action we take has a consequence. We are committed to ensuring that we uphold the same high standards that we expect to see in others as a fiduciary, as an employer and as a partner.
We know that we can make a real difference, and this aligns our actions with the values of our clients.

We engage for good

We are not a passive partner for clients – we are an active owner of assets on their behalf.

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We invest for purpose

In everything we do we are committed to driving investment performance, while also creating positive and measurable progress for the global economy, the planet, and the communities in which we live.

Find out more about ESG integration and Impact Investing at AXA IM.

We partner for change

We actively seek out partners who share our ambitions, and are an active voice in many important industry initiatives, and seek to lead by example.

Find out more about our engagement with policymakers and industry initiatives.

Our Responsible Investment philosophy

Responsible investing at a glance 1

7 A+ ratings

With the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) programme.

90 %

of AUM2 classified as Articles 8 & 9 under SFDR3.

9 impact strategies

Our dedicated Impact range grows every year, delivering verifiable positive effects alongside financial returns.

30 + specialists

Putting responsible investing to work in our strategies.

20 + years

Our first RI mandate was awarded in 1998 and helped to create sustainable jobs.

Transition bonds

We have led industry development of this new asset class which seeks to drive change in carbon-intensive businesses.

Responsible Investing

Our investment platforms approach

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Stewardship and engagement

We are not a passive partner for clients – we are an active owner of assets on their behalf.

We believe that the proper consideration of relevant environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters affects the long-term sustainable performance of companies and benefits the investors of such companies.

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2020 Active Ownership and Stewardship report - Highlights
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Environmental, social and governance

We define responsible investing (RI) as an investment process that incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into its approach.

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 ESG factors into the investment process.

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Impact Investing

Impact investing is an exciting step in the evolution of responsible investing.

Impact is a type of sustainable investing, a way of making investment decisions which aim to deliver positive financial returns and a benefit to society at the same time.

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Our Policies

We are firmly committed to embedding RI into our business practices and culture.

Check out our RI policies to know how

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