Seeking to generate measurable and concrete outcomes that make a difference.
At Amundi, we believe that Impact Investing is a key pillar of Responsible Investing. Impact investing consists of taking investment decisions that have a clear objective to deliver a benefit to society, while seeking to generate measurable and concrete outcomes.
As one of Europe’s largest asset managers, we are fundamentally aware of our responsibilities towards the environment and society. We believe that Impact Investing is one way we can make a real difference.
Impact Investing solutions should bring together three main characteristics:
The investment’s intention is to contribute to the generation of a measurable social or environmental benefit i.e. What specific impact goal(s) did the investment set out to accomplish?
The positive impact that may not have otherwise occurred without this specific investment i.e. What happens if the asset was not financed by this investment?
The process of measuring the social and/or environmental impact of the investments i.e. How is impact of and progress towards the goal(s) measured?
Where can Impact Investing make a difference?
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Investors can try to generate financial performance as well as social and environmental benefits through Impact Investing.
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1 CPR Education Annual Impact Report 2020.
2 Amundi Responsible Investing Impact Green Bond factsheet, as at 28 February 2022.
3 https://www.wfp.org/stories/5-facts-about-food-waste-and-hunger - The world food programme, June 2020.
4 Amundi, Biodiversity : It’s Time to Protect Our Only Home - N°1 It is time to sound the alarm on biodiversity, 7 December 2022.
5 Amundi, Biodiversity : It’s Time to Protect Our Only Home - N°2 Addressing Biodiversity Loss: A Call to Action. 7 December 2022.
6 https://www.iea.org/reports/financing-clean-energy-transitions-in-emerging-and-developing-economies/executive-summary, as at June 2021.
Unless otherwise stated, all information contained in this document is from Amundi Asset Management S.A.S. and is as of end of 15 March 2023. Diversification does not guarantee a profit or protect against a loss. The views expressed regarding market and economic trends are those of the author and not necessarily Amundi Asset Management S.A.S. and are subject to change at any time based on market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance that countries, markets or sectors will perform as expected. These views should not be relied upon as investment advice, a security recommendation, or as an indication of trading for any Amundi product. This material does not constitute an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security, fund units or services. Investment involves risks, including market, political, liquidity and currency risks. Past performance is not a guarantee or indicative of future results.
Date of first use: 15 March 2023
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