ESG, SRI and impact investing Solutions

As a responsible asset management company, we use our expertise to help our clients invest sustainably. We’re committed to providing ESG (environmental, social and governance), SRI (socially responsible investment) and impact investing solutions designed to your requirements. 

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A leader in responsible investment 

Amundi has been a signatory of the PRI (Principles for Responsible Investment) since 2006 and since then responsible investment has become one of the cornerstones of our development strategy. Investing in internal resources, active involvement in collaborative initiatives and an AFNOR certified SRI approach are just some of the ways we strive to advance the field of responsible investment.

Why Amundi?

Significant resources

A certified SRI approach

Well defined & active engagement policy

Significant resources

  

Benefit from the expertise of our dedicated teams1

Our department of 20 specialists:

  • Analyses and rates organisations on non-financial criteria for each business sector
  • Develops impact investment solutions 
  • Promotes the benefits of socially responsible investing

In addition, quantitative researchers, corporate governance team and 35 SRI fund managers focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investments. 

Access to high-quality non-financial ratings1

We rely on non-financial data provided by both generalist and specialist third-party providers in order to assess the ESG credentials of issuers and companies around the world. This data is run through our proprietary analysis tool and then assessed by our ESG analysts. These findings are presented to our internal ratings committee for discussion. We use this methodology to rate over 4,000 organisations.

  

We were the first asset manager to be certified by AFNOR for SRI process. This certification, which comes from a recognised and  independent organisation, a testament to our commitment to ensuring our SRI practices are both robust and transparent.

A formalised engagement policy

01 | Encouraging better practices

We work with companies to encourage them to adopt socially responsible practices. For example, respecting human rights in the oil and mining sector, access to nutrition, and fighting waste in the agri-food and retail sectors.

 

02 | Collating information for rating purposes

We review non-financial data provided by our trusted partners in order to rate over 4000 organisations worldwide. To fine-tune these ratings, our analysts – specialised by sector - meet regularly with the companies that have a significant weighting in our portfolios or in benchmark indices.

 

03 | Voting for change

We have shareholder voting rights in approximately 2,500 companies2. We use our influence as shareholders to highlight our expectations about socially responsible practices. Through constructive and regular dialogue, we engage with companies on key aspects of their operations, to request changes in practice and even reject certain proposals. 

Amundi, a leading asset manager

N°1

SRI asset manager in France1

€ 169 bn

in SRI assets under management1

> 4 000

companies assessed & rated on ESG criteria1 

Multi-thematic impact investing

We are an innovative impact investment manager. Using an in-house model based on a 3-tier  analysis, we select the businesses most likely to generate the greatest social impact over the long term, whilst providing sustainable economic development.

Our strict principles

Non-financial analysis of organisations

Non-financial analysis of countries

Source: Amundi. Given for illustrative purposes only, may change without prior notice.

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1 - Source: Amundi, as of September 30, 2017.

2 - Source: Amundi 2015, See report on shareholder dialogue.

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