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Responsible investing at AXA Investment Managers

  • 10 September 2021 (5 min read)

AXA IM has spent over two decades building its Responsible Investing capabilities. Today more than ever we remain deeply committed to our leading role as a responsible investor and long-term steward of our clients’ investments.

In this video Hans Stoter Global Head of AXA IM Core talks about how AXA IM’s Responsible Investment philosophy is grounded in two key principles: it helps us make better investment decisions and it is the means by which we can help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world. In the simplest terms possible, investing is about trying to anticipate the future.

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

At AXA IM we are recognised as one of the largest managers of responsibly managed assets in the world. With 85% of our assets in AXA IM Core labelled as Article 8 and 5% as Article 9 under the new SFDR European taxonomy.*

Capital at risk. The value of investments may fall as well as rise and you may not get back the full amount invested.

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

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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.

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