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ESG integration within fixed income at AXA IM

  • 10 September 2021 (5 min read)

AXA IM Core is a global leader in Responsible Investing. The global economy has entered a ‘Decade of Transition’ towards a more sustainable and equitable model. Those in the asset management industry are uniquely placed to wield influence and take an active role in powering that transition.

The concept of responsibility is engrained across the whole organisation and there is now accountability embedded across business units, investment platforms and RI experts. True ESG integration has become a reality – the era of sustainability is reaching into every asset class, every portfolio.

In this video Chris Iggo Chief Investment Manager and Johann Ple Senior Portfolio Manager for Fixed Income talk about what is being done to integrate ESG across Fixed Income, how investors and companies are realising that non-financial risks matter, as well as how we are responding to the new opportunities that exist. We also take a look at the AXA IM Green Bond Framework and what this focuses on in terms of the four pillars.

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    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.

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