The act of investing for our futures

 

The act of investing for our futures implies we have hopes and aspirations. But what does that future look like? Shouldn’t investing in a better tomorrow be of equal importance?

No one person or entity can halt the climate emergency, control how technology is redefining our lives, or manage shifting geopolitical landscapes. But together we are greater than the sum of our parts. Together we can make a difference with Responsible Investing. 

Responsible Investing (RI) is a cornerstone of our business at Amundi.

Amundi: Committed to Fostering Change and Delivering Returns

Our 2021 ambition underscores our commitment as both a responsible actor and a responsible enabler.

Thanks to our size and voting rights, we aim to foster meaningful changes for good in the environment and society as a whole.

We strive to:

  1. Enable clients to get a responsible return on investments
  2. Influence companies for meaningful change
  3. Apply ESG practises to100% of our funds by 2021

Amundi is rooted in Responsible Investing

* Information by Amundi Asset Management, a French ‘Société par actions simplifiées’ or SAS, with share capital of € 1,086,262,605 and approved by the French Financial Markets Regulator (Autorité des Marchés Financiers-AMF) under number GP 04000036 as a portfolio management company, 90 boulevard Pasteur - 75015 Paris-France - 437 574 452 RCS Paris.

*Details validated as of September 2019.

How Do We Invest Responsibly?

Many approaches are now available to us under the heading of responsible investing providing multiple strategies for all types of our investors whether they are motivated by values or economics.

Here they are explained in more detail:

Responsible Investing is a Source of Added Value Spotlight on ESG:

Why we Use the “Best in Class” Strategy

There are many different frameworks in which portfolio managers can combine or integrate responsible investing into their portfolios. We choose ESG integration where we seek investments with strong Environmental, Social and Governance commitments.

ESG indicates the non-financial criteria that measure environmental impact (E), respect for social values (S) and aspects of good governance (G). Since its creation, Amundi has adopted ESG criteria, which complement traditional financial parameters.

Amundi is committed to going even further, to becoming a 100% ESG company by 2021, in terms of rating, management, and voting policy.

It is all explained in this helpful guide to  Amundi's Sustainable Approach  .

E

Analyzing a company through the lens of the "E" ("Environment") criteria means largely concentrating on the impact of its activities and corporate policies on the environment at a global and local level.  

The various considerations include the company's direct impact on the surrounding environment through its waste management policy and the use of the region's resources. 

The company's commitment to reporting and disclosing its environmental practices are also examined. 

S

Analyzing a company using the "S" ("Social") criteria means focusing on the company's capacity to respond to social issues, adopting corporate practices based on transparency, ethics, respect for its employees and civil society. 

The assessment is related to issues such as reputation, gender policies,  labour standards and relations with the civil community. 

The role of companies in promoting their social and environmental impact is also examined. 

G

Analyzing a company using the "G" ("Governance") criteria means concentrating on corporate governance practices, i.e. manager remuneration policies, the composition of the Board of Directors, control procedures, company conduct in terms of compliance with the law and the code of ethics.

The assessment relates to issues such as the independence of the Board of Directors, the fight against corruption, shareholders' rights, risk management, and the tax policies adopted.

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