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Our top-level screening policies - Controversial Weapons, Soft Commodities, Palm Oil and Climate Risks - apply to the vast majority of assets. We were among the first asset managers to put in place a blanket exclusion for companies which derive more than 30% of revenues from coal. We also exclude assets linked to food commodities and unsustainable palm oil production, and follow exclusion rules on controversial weapons such as Anti-Personnel Landmines.

AXA IM also manages Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Responsible Investment funds applying additional exclusions policies to help systematically address the most severe sustainability risks in the investment decision-making process.

Climate Risk Policy

To support Paris Agreement goals and the transition to a low-carbon economy, AXA IM aims to reduce its exposure carbon intensive sectors by excluding coal and oil sand activities.

Controversial Weapons Policy

AXA IM considers that investment in companies involved in Controversial Weapons activities or provisions to such companies should be avoided.

Ecosystem protection and deforestation policy

AXA IM aims to avoid investment in companies involved in deforestation and natural ecosystem conversion when negative business practices are clearly identified.

Soft Commodities Policy

AXA IM strives to not participate in short-term instruments commodities or enter into speculative transactions that may contribute to price inflation in basic agricultural or marine commodities.

ESG Standards Policy

Our ESG integrated and ACT strategies apply our ESG standards policy, with additional exclusions on tobacco, white phosphorus weapons, UNGC breaches and poor ESG quality.


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