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ESG integration within equities at AXA IM

  • 10 September 2021
  • 5min read

AXA IM Core is a global leader in Responsible Investing. ESG is fully integrated across the investment processes and embedded within the organisation. Since 1998 RI principles have been part of the company’s DNA and we believe that ESG considerations help us invest better. 

Global ESG issues, such as climate change, have introduced risks or new investment opportunities - motivating investors to reshape their portfolio for the future. It has now become a ‘must have’ feature.

In this video Chris Iggo Chief Investment Manager and Amanda O’Toole Global Portfolio Manager for Framlington Equities talk about what is being done within Equities at AXA IM to integrate ESG, how we are responding to the new opportunities that exist and why there is strong optimism for the future. We also take a look at the Clean Economy Strategy and what this focuses on in terms of smart energy, agriculture and natural resource preservation.

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    This promotional communication does not constitute on the part of AXA Investment Managers a solicitation or investment, legal or tax advice. This material does not contain sufficient information to support an investment decision.

    Due to its simplification, this document is partial and opinions, estimates and forecasts herein are subjective and subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee forecasts made will come to pass. Data, figures, declarations, analysis, predictions and other information in this document is provided based on our state of knowledge at the time of creation of this document. Whilst every care is taken, no representation or warranty (including liability towards third parties), express or implied, is made as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information contained herein. Reliance upon information in this material is at the sole discretion of the recipient. This material does not contain sufficient information to support an investment decision.

    The ESG data used in the investment process are based on ESG methodologies which rely in part on third party data, and in some cases are internally developed. They are subjective and may change over time. Despite several initiatives, the lack of harmonized definitions can make ESG criteria heterogeneous. As such, the different investment strategies that use ESG criteria and ESG reporting are difficult to compare with each other. Strategies that incorporate ESG criteria and those that incorporate sustainable development criteria may use ESG data that appear similar, but which should be distinguished because their calculation method may be different.