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Overview

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

We expect the global economy will move to a more sustainable and equitable model over the coming years, and we want to be an active partner for the clients as that transition takes place. It’s important to consider how we, as responsible investors, can promote positive change for the present and the future of our people and planet.

Responsible investing at a glance1

7 A+ ratings1

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

85 %

of AUM classified as Articles 8 & 9 under SFDR*

12 impact strategies

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

29 + 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.

F ounding member

of the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

How to invest sustainably

Investing in companies and projects that are leading the way to a more sustainable world not only helps us reach a net-zero economy by 2050 but can deliver more sustainable returns in the future. The vast majority of our assets under management integrate our ESG analysis and quantitative scores into the investment process, while applying our core exclusions policy. We believe this can deliver value for clients by identifying risks and opportunities linked to key sustainability trends in the global economy.  

Strategy

Our ACT range

Our ACT range is our most focused ESG offering. Strategies in this category are designed to help clients target specific sustainability goals around issues such as climate change and inequality while continuing to adopt the reinforced approach to sustainability risks and good governance practices.

Explore

AXA IM’s road to net zero

The road to a net zero world is challenging to navigate and requires a collective effort. Every individual, company, and government must play its part. There isn’t one single answer or path to solving this challenge, but we want to be one of the leaders on this journey: in our investment choices, the products we offer, the way we engage and vote, and manage our business.

RI for institutional clients

We aim to be a flexible partner for pension funds and insurers seeking to embed ESG factors into their strategies.

As a leading financial services company, we strongly believe that responsible investing can deliver value for clients while making a positive impact on society and the environment.

We share the long-term vision of institutions who want to deliver those positive impacts – in order to help build sustainable, thriving economies for generations to come.

Risks

No assurance can be given that our strategies will be successful. Investors can lose some or all of their capital invested. Our strategies are subject to risks including, but not limited to: global investments risk, equity risk, credit risk, derivatives risk and leverage, risks linked to investments in emerging markets, counterparty risk and geopolitical risk.

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    Disclaimer

    *As at 31 March 2022. All percentages exclude non applicable assets (assets that are managed outside the EU and therefore not in scope of the regulation). The product SFDR categorisation is provided based on the basis of the European Directive (EU) 2019/2088 on the sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector (“SFDR Regulation”) and state of knowledge at the time of enforcement of SFDR regulation on March  SFDR is not a financial product labelling regime, and accordingly, no reliance should be placed on a financial product being given any particular classification under SFDR. If you rely on a particular classification having been given, this is at your own risk. Investors should also be aware that the SFDR classification process is inherently uncertain at present, as SFDR has only come into force relatively recently and it is not yet clear how all aspects of the regime should be interpreted. We may therefore wish to reconsider the classification of the fund from time to time; e.g. to reflect views in the market on SFDR (which are continuing to evolve), new regulatory guidance, amendments to SFDR made over time, or a decision by a court clarifying its interpretation. Investors and other third parties should therefore take this into account when considering the financial product for investment. It is reminded that a decision whether to invest in a product should be based on the legal documentation of that product in its entirety and not only on the sustainability-related disclosures made under SFDR. 

    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.

    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.

    Risk Warning

    The value of investments, and the income from them, can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the amount originally invested.