- The Engagement Report 2016 is online
The Engagement Report 2016 is online
Friday 19 May 2017
For the fourth consecutive year, Amundi publishes its Engagement Report.
Reflecting the continuous dialogue between Amundi and the companies, this Report is based on three main axes:
- Engagementt for influence,
- Data collection for rating purposes,
- and shareholder engagement.
Amundi's engagement policy aims to support companies in taking into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues on specific themes, which are often controversial or subjected to a strong legislative momentum.
Two new themes were studied in 2016:
- coal use in the electricity generation sector,
- child labor in the cocoa and tobacco industry.
The report also contains detailed follow-up on the themes initiated over the past four years, in the areas of human rights, food waste, and conflict minerals. In total, out of 66 companies met, 51 agreed to be cited, proof of the importance they place on improving their practices and our engagement process.
The report also details Amundi's normative and sectoral exclusion policy, and presents the shareholder initiatives and coalitions of shareholders that we support.
Another pillar of our policy is shareholder engagement, which groups the pre-AGM (Annual General Meeting) dialogue and the exercise of voting rights at the general meetings of the companies in which the funds are invested.
In 2016, Amundi participated in more than 2,600 Assemblies, of which 76% voted with at least one opposition vote, and engaged with 240 issuers, resulting in substantial improvements in corporate practices in nearly fifty cases.
Discover the 2016 Engagement Report
Global Investment News - December 2017
CIO views: High conviction ideas from Amundi Global Investment Committee
CIO insights - Four investing paradigms for an era of regime shifts
"As structural trends take place, different long term economic scenarios emerge that will require investors to rethink their investment strategies. In this new world, equities could be less risky than previously thought, Emerging Markets should gain a relevant role in the core allocation, while bond investing will need to be flexible in the search for opportunities across the liquidity continuum."
A view on small and mid-cap equities moving towards 2018
"Valuations in European small and mid-cap stocks are not cheap, but this asset class continues to be favoured by the positive economic backdrop, high exposure to domestic dynamics, and possible increase in M&A."