Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 690 investment professionals in 24 offices worldwide and managing GBP 543 billion in assets. We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives.
We started our sustainable investing journey 20 years ago and were early to sign the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) in 2007. We believe that sustainable investing can generate positive performance not just for our clients, but for the community at large.
We aim to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors throughout our entire investment value chain to better manage risk and generate sustainable, long-term returns. Given the diversity of investors’ objectives and requirements we provide sustainable investing processes with a broad range of approaches, adaptable to different levels of ESG incorporation and client preferences. These enhance our clients’ investment decisions while helping create benefits for society as a whole.
Active is: Allianz Global Investors
Data as at 30 June 2021
Amundi has embedded ESG at its core, adopting a focus on responsible investing as a foundational pillar. Today, Amundi is leading the ESG transformation and the ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta platform is known for its wide range of high-quality, cost-effective ESG solutions. Moreover, with a longstanding commitment to proactive and consistent engagement and voting to drive positive change, Amundi walks the talk on sustainability.
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a responsible asset manager, actively investing for the long-term to help its clients, its people and the world to prosper. Our high conviction approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and traditional asset classes, managing approximately €866 billion in assets as at the end of June 2021.
AXA IM is a leading investor in green, social and sustainable markets, managing €574 billion of ESG-integrated, sustainable or impact assets as at the end of March 2021. We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all our assets, and integrating ESG principles into our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture. Our goal is to provide clients with a true value responsible investment solution, while driving meaningful change for society and the environment.
At end of December 2020, AXA IM employs over 2,440 employees around the world, operates out of 27 offices across 20 countries and is part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management.
Why we do what we do
Championing investor progress has been at the heart of the iShares mission from the beginning. Everything we do is about empowering investors so they can take control of their financial futures.
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Capital at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. Investors may not get back the amount originally invested.
Being a global asset management organisation comes with important responsibilities. As an active manager, this means that integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors into our investment decision-making and ownership practices is fundamental to delivering the results clients seek. An issue as pressing as ESG investing demands active and ongoing engagement and we are committed to maintaining a focus on long-term sustainability and returns. We also recognise that the ESG investment world is evolving and we seek to partner with clients and act as a guide on that journey.
As an active manager, Neuberger Berman has a long-standing belief that material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are an important driver of long-term investment returns from both an opportunity and a risk-mitigation perspective. We also understand that for many clients the impact of their portfolios is an important consideration in conjunction with investment performance. We consider ESG factors across our investment platform and offer a range of solutions to meet client objectives. We firmly believe that attention to material ESG factors helps make us smarter investors, and that engagement with companies on ESG topics helps them perform better for their investors and for society.