Explore our most popular articles on why ESG matters, and how investors can help to change the world for the better and the Amundi advantage in making this happen.
Putting Responsible Investing into Practice
The conviction that companies and investors have a social responsibility and that ESG is a driver of long-term growth, has driven Amundi’s mission for over a decade, chief responsible investment officer Elodie Laugel explains.
Sustainability seems to be on everyone’s lips these days. The climate crisis in front of our doorsteps shows quite plainly that we all need to rethink our lifestyles if we want to give future generations the chance to also enjoy this planet.
Investing responsibly can offer both financial opportunities and the possibility to improve the world. Responsible investment funds select companies which demonstrate the best environmental, social and governance practices.
Inequality: The stark truth and how amundi targets the root cause?
Since the 1980s, inequality has become more and more of a problem, growing to the extreme levels we can see today. The gap between rich and poor – and even the not-so-poor – is creating real social problems, and Covid-19 has only made this more evident.
Amundi, frontrunner in the sustainable investment space, moves in lockstep with the green transition. And like its former campaigns the asset manager’s current approach is simple as it is compelling: to make its voice heard and affect change.
Asia’s fast-growing economies, which are increasingly focused on renewable energy sources and sustainable infrastructure, could be fuelled by the rise of ESG investing, according to Albert Tse, CEO South Asia at Amundi.
The Paris Agreement aims to limit global warming to well below 2C. But as things stand, the world is not on track for this target: according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global warming of 2 degrees will be exceeded during this century unless deep reductions in Co2 and other greenhouse gas emissions occur in the coming decades.