Climate-aware Investing

Climate-aware investing at AXA IM

As a responsible asset manager, we actively invest for the long term to help our clients prosper and to secure a thriving future for people and the planet. Climate change, and the response to it, are perhaps the most pressing challenges as we pursue that goal.

Governments around the world are seeking to limit global warming by aligning economies with the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement (COP 21). This change has gathered momentum behind growth that follows a lower emissions model, with major companies making carbon neutral commitments and green bond issuance on the rise. This brings risks and opportunities for businesses – and for investors.

These developments are changing how we analyse and assess companies and sovereigns – and influencing how we seek to optimise portfolios for clients through responsible and impact investing. Climate has become the dominant theme in the world of environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis, and we have long believed that effective ESG investing helps reveal the most sustainable businesses, which in turn can deliver more sustainable long-term financial performance.

At AXA IM, we have embedded more than 30 responsible investment (RI) specialists throughout our research and investment teams1. We believe RI and ESG should be at the heart of the business, shaping portfolios day to day with the ability to respond to immediate and growing challenges like climate change.

We think the time is right for investors to understand and adapt to this new reality, and we have the tools and knowledge to help them do so with our ACT climate range.

  • Source: AXA IM as of 31/12/2020, unaudited figures
Our ACT Climate Range strategies

Our ACT range is designed to enable our clients to take action on global issues such as climate change through their investments. These strategies go beyond ESG integration, either following a process in which investment decisions are driven by ESG themes or seeking out intentional, positive, measurable and sustainable impact.

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Clean Tech

Innovative companies are creating solutions to address pressures on scarce natural resources and the need for greenhouse gas emission reduction.

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Green bonds

Green bonds are among the most interesting innovations of the last decade in the field of socially responsible investment products.

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Multi-asset impact investing

Our impact approach is about investing in prosperity for people and prosperity for the planet.

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US high yield low carbon

We believe the global economy has entered a ‘decade of transition’ towards a more sustainable, de-carbonised model.

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Buy and maintain

Our goal is to give clients the ability to AIM for net zero and align with the Paris Agreement decarbonisation pathway.


Our responsible investing approach

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