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Carbon offsets: A necessary tool, but only under close scrutiny and precise conditions

To meet the Paris Agreement net zero goals, both emissions reductions and carbon offsetting will play a critical role in delivering a manageable transition.

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Why responsible investing is good for people and the planet

Investment managers are increasing their focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future.

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Why more nuance is needed in ESG ratings

There is far more scrutiny on a company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials that an any time in history.

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The race to net zero: A case of ‘when’, not ‘if’

The recent and monumental climate change report from the IPCC gave a stark code red warning to humanity and the impact it is making on the environment.

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10 steps to invest in line with a 1.5°C goal

Efforts to deliver on the Paris Agreement are intensifying, with an increasing shift from commitments to actions.

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Can ESG screening provide a buffer for fixed income investors?

The unprecedented monetary and fiscal stimulus put in place by governments and policymakers worldwide has supported bond markets for much of 2020 and 2021, but fixed income investors have faced chall ...

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The market takes up the challenge of the SFDR

The EU Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), which has just entered into force, is a watershed for sustainable finance.

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China green bonds: Seeking harmonisation in a sector that could boost the climate change fight

As part of AXA IM’s commitment to fighting climate change, we aim to be a leading investor in the green bond market.

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Did 2020 deliver a premium for the top ESG equities?

There is no shortage of studies highlighting that investors increasingly want their portfolios to be not only financially rewarding but also responsible. It appears that not even the dramatic events ...