Research and publications
Responsible investing (RI) has evolved into a powerful way to make effective investment decisions. It can deliver sustainable, long term value for clients and create a positive impact on society using insights gleaned from environmental, social and governance (ESG) data. Investors increasingly want to understand how a company is creating value, demanding details of how an organisation’s activities are impacting the wider world.
In the past, investors were concerned about aspects of a company or sector with the focus almost exclusively on public equity-oriented strategies, generally described as negative screening or ethical funds. This also created the perception that financial returns were limited. However, RI strategies have now grown both in number and sophistication. Through integrated and innovative fund management techniques, RI is opening up a new world of opportunities. These will continue to improve as tools and measurement criteria evolve further, helping asset managers to more effectively mitigate risk and therefore potentially enhance financial returns.
At AXA Investment Managers we have created a series of insights to help investors better understand the opportunities presented by RI. We have segmented our approach into two sections: prosperity for people and prosperity for the planet.
Find out why we believe RI provides a compelling investment opportunity and the different approaches available for investors.
Prosperity for people
Discover the impact that areas such as education, health, governance, human capital and diversity can have on driving positive societal change.
Prosperity for the planet
Discover the impact that areas such as responsible nutrition, biodiversity preservation and renewable energy can have on driving positive environmental change.
All our RI insights
Keep up-to-date and read our experts insights on the growing RI universe and what this could mean for investments.
17 July 2018
The business case for diversity just got more compelling
There is a clear link between diversity and earnings, new research shows.
18 June 2018
Does diversity provide a profitability moat?
The challenge is finding high quality companies today that will remain high quality tomorrow.
19 April 2018
10 ESG integration questions you didn't know you needed answered
A look at growing interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, Rosenberg’s approach to these ideas, and the influence they are having on the investment landscape.
28 January 2019
COP24: are today’s climate change efforts enough to achieve our 2030 green target?
COP24 highlights that escalating climate risk can only be addressed by substantially greater efforts and rapid collective action.
03 April 2018
Spotlight on climate change
What practical steps can be taken to ensure the impact of climate change is addressed by asset managers and owners? We highlight some key examples.
03 April 2018
Active engagement: Initiatives 2017/18
We engage with companies individually and collectively. We believe collaborative activities with like-minded investors, particularly in the area of climate change, will bear greater results.
Our approach and offering
ESG at AXA Investment Managers is developed using input from teams across the business and we maintain a three-tiered approach to responsible and impact investing: ESG embedded, ESG integrated and sustainable investing
Our framework and scoring methodology
ESG integration has seen rapid growth over the past few years, and this section looks at how we at AXA Investment Managers approach this change and our five-step approach to our scoring methodology.