ESG has the potential to transform the way we look at the world and the future of people’s wealth. ESG improvers, Net Zero, climate change are the names of the game. Nevertheless, when approaching sustainable thematic strategies over the long term, investors’ should focus on long-term objectives.
At the same time, they should maintain a holistic approach that includes ESG as an integral part of the fundamental analysis process.
Our Best Ideas fund selection
Amundi Funds European Equity ESG Improvers
The funds aim to capture the unexploited potential of companies at the beginning of their ESG journey, by selecting names that may have the potential to be ESG ‘winners’/leaders in the future and benefit from the rise in investors seeking out responsible assets.
The fund aims to capture the opportunities deriving from the growing demand for clean energy at global level by targeting three subsectors: renewable energy (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass), energy efficiency (efficient technologies) and utilities (supply and distribution).
The fund seeks to tap into the potential of the water sector and to provide solutions to global water scarcity, by investing in solid, sustainable companies across the world; Its proprietary investment universe includes water infrastructure, water technology and water utilities.
The fund seeks to outperform global equity markets over a long-term by investing in companies committed to limiting the impact of climate change in line with the United Nations’ 13th Sustainable Development Goal, “Climate Action”1.
The fund seeks to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns versus the MSCI Europe index, with a self-decarbonization target of 10% per year. It adopts a fundamental approach to Net Zero, investing across three different business models: Champions2,Enablers3, and Committed4.
*Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss.
Source of investment views and convictions: Amundi Investment Institute, Global Investment Views – September 2023.
1 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”,
. 2 Champions - Companies that are already advanced in their CO2 mitigation. 3 Enablers - Companies that produce technologies and innovative products/services that facilitate a path towards a low carbon world. 4 Committed - Companies who are taking corrective actions to tackle climate challenges but need to invest more in decarbonization.
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Date of publication: 25 September 2023 Doc ID: #3130095
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