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Social Initiatives

Amundi believes that investing in the Social and Solidarity Economy today will be a source of profitability tomorrow.

Increasing levels of inequality have been a significant global issue for many years. In parallel, social investing to combat this problem has gradually been gaining momentum amongst investors.

Exploring perceptions of equal opportunity


Promoting social mobility and equality of opportunity remains an important challenge for OECD countries. It is therefore critical to understand citizens’ perceptions on social risks and on the role of institutions and market players in providing everyone with equal chances to succeed in life.

To explore people’s perceptions of equal opportunity, the OECD, with the support of Amundi, included a module on “opportunities” in the 2022 wave of the OECD Risks that Matter survey. This module targeted the general population across 27 OECD countries with a sample of approximately 1,000 respondents per country, stratified by sex, age group, education level, income level, and employment status.

In particular, the Opportunities module collected evidence on the following thematic areas identified as lacking comparable information:

  • the relative importance of different aspects of inequality;
  • people’s views on the role of effort and factors beyond people’s control in shaping inequality of opportunity; and
  • people’s views of the role different actors play in reducing inequality and of the type of policies and actions to prioritise.

Data collection on these topics greatly contributes to fill existing evidence gaps on issues that are at the core of the public debate in many OECD countries.

Before discovering the main findings of the Opportunities module

Take this poll to compare your perceptions of equal opportunity to the OECD average.
  

Integrating the social pillar into your investments


In line with our commitment to supporting sustainable investment across all asset classes, Amundi has developed a range of social investment strategies. These date back to 2013 with the launch of the Finance and Solidarity strategy and later a dedicated social bond strategy supporting the expansion of this nascent market.

Amundi is committed to spearheading the development of the social agenda globally, through sophisticated integration of social issues across all main asset classes: fixed income, equity, and non-listed assets.

Social Bonds

Social Bonds

Supporting the recovery and long-term inclusive growth by promoting socially impactful issuers
   

Just Transition for Climate

Setting corporates on a path to a 2°C trajectory without leaving anyone behind
   

Private Public Partnerships

Provide financing for inclusive, resilient post-Covid-19 recovery in emerging markets.

Social Impact

Social Impact

Encouraging companies with the best social practices and participating in the reduction of inequalities
    

Education

Global strategy investing in a whole ecosystem centred around lifelong education

Social Impact Investing Finance and Solidarity

Social Impact Investing Finance and Solidarity

Providing measurable social impact alongside financial returns
    

Amundi’s Impact Investing team specialises in Private Impact Investing across Europe and more specifically in France, and manages the largest Social Impact Investing strategy in France.

Learn more on Impact investing

Focus Social Bonds

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our Social Bonds strategy

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Amundi Social Bonds - Annual impact Report 2021

Improving social practices through engagement


Through its stewardship activity, Amundi seeks to accompany the transition towards a sustainable, inclusive and low-carbon economy while driving long-term value for its client’s portfolios.

Market initiatives


Amundi is at the forefront of development and research of Social and Sustainability-linked bonds, and published key research pieces to lead the discussion.

International - ESG _ Social initiatives - logo the social bond principes

Amundi has been a member of the Social Bond Principles Executive Committee since 2017 and co-chaired the ICMA Social Bond Working Group for two consecutive editions

International -ESG - Social Initiative - logo 30 pourcent club

The 30% Club is a global campaign taking action to increase gender diversity at board and senior management levels. Sharing this commitment, Amundi participated in the creation of the French Chapter in 2020.

International - ESG _ Social initiatives - logo platform for living wage financials

The Platform for Living Wage Financials is an alliance of investors encouraging companies to address inadequate pay issues. Amundi has been a signatory since 2018.

International - ESG _ Social initiatives - logo access to medicine foundation

Since 2010, Amundi has been an active supporter of the Access to Medicine Foundation, an independent non-profit organization with the mission to encourage pharmaceutical companies to do more for people living in low and middle-income countries.

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