Responsible Investing

Putting ESG to work

How we put responsible investment at the heart of portfolios

Our beliefs

We believe environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are material to investment performance and a potential risk factor for issuers.

We also understand that investment opportunities may be revealed through thoughtful ESG analysis. Over the longer term, the move to more sustainable economies will require responsible investors that can identify and support ESG leaders, drive the transition and help clients to protect and grow their investment portfolios.

Scoring model

Building a robust scoring model for responsible investors.

Our approach to ESG measurement has evolved into a hybrid methodology that seeks to combine the best of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Read more about how our system of audit and challenge can help us expand coverage and respond to changes in real time.

ESG integration

Putting ESG to work: Integration into platforms.

We believe that by building a powerful understanding of ESG risks and opportunities into an investment, we can better target sustainable returns while contributing to better outcomes for people and the planet.

Delivering impact

Delivering impact in listed assets

Our detailed frameworks guide how we select investments to deliver impact in listed fixed income and equity markets.

Sustainability-Linked Bonds

Sustainability-Linked Bonds: Our assessment methodology

AXA IM is committed to the idea that investors will be better positioned if they acknowledge and address climate change and sustainability in their portfolios. This has prompted us to carefully monitor the arrival of a new type of fixed income asset class – Sustainability-Linked Bonds.

Our policies

We are firmly committed to embedding sustainability into our business practices and culture.
Responsible investing

Stewardship and Engagement

Our engagement to drive action and create meaningful impact.

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