Our contribution to responsible finance
As a partner of the Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investment Chair, of the Climate Economics Chair and a sponsor of the European price SIF / PRI, AMUNDI supports academic research.
At the same time, Amundi leads its own reflections on SRI in the Medicis Committee, a think tank composed of qualified individuals whose mission it is to reflect on the likely developments of responsible finance. Amundi actively participates in work groups among market place organisations. Amundi supports the organisation of events around sustainable finance and participates in initiatives to better inform the public.
The Academic Chair "Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investment"
Amundi supports the establishment and funding of the first academic chair " Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investment "sponsored by the French Association of Management (AFG) and driven by the Ecole Polytechnique and the Institut d'Economie Industrielle (IDEI) in Toulouse.
Its main objectives are to:
- help to objectively show how nowadays the development of sustainable finance and responsible investment is not only necessary but also possible;
- develop methodologies in this area of research to better identify and incorporate extra-financial criteria into analysis.
The Research Chair will focus on two main themes: "financial markets, investment strategies and sustainable growth", "Corporate governance and sustainable finance."
The Climate Economics Chair
Amundi finances the Climate Economics Chair as a partner of the research initiative "Carbon market and price".
This is a joint initiative of CDC Climate and the University Paris-Dauphine under the aegis of the foundation Europlace Institute of Finance. It aims to strengthen research capacity on the operation of carbon markets, the conditions for their expansion in the world and their ability to stimulate action on climate change. Moreover, it is intended to help create a new understanding of the ties between climate change and the functioning of economic systems.
The FIR price of European Research "Finance and Sustainable Development"
Amundi financially supports the FIR price of European Research "Finance and Sustainable Development" and is part of its Steering Committee. This award aims to support and promote European research on the response of financial markets to sustainable development issues. It rewards the academic work of students and researchers in this field.
Amundi created the Medici Committee, a reference think tank on sustainable finance, to reflect on major issues of modern society in connection with finance, with a two-fold objective:
- enlightening Amundi on how to implement its fourth pillar, more specifically by defining its Socially Responsible Investment policy
- contributing to broader public debates, and allowing Amundi to take full responsibility for its role in society as a global financial entity.
The Committee’s missions come as follows:
- studying the major economic, social and environmental issues our societies are facing, through a multidisciplinary approach
- reviewing how these issues affect the reality of sustainable finance, and coming up with practical advice for financial actors and businesses
- making sure the result of this work is widely spread not only among Amundi’s members and collaborators, but also among the scientific community, the various institutions on the market place, and the general public.
Chaired by Amundi’s Chief Executive Officer, the Medici committee gathers key figures from various walks of life and nationalities: economists, philosophers, scientists, sociologists, CEOs, representatives from associations…
Amundi is a member of the Sustainable Investment Forum (SIF), of the Eurosif Observatory on Corporate Social Responsibility (ORSE) but also of the AFG, the French Institute of Directors (IFA), and the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF). Amundi participates actively in several work groups organised by these entities in order to develop Responsible investment, Sustainable Development and Corporate Governance.