At Amundi US, responsible investing is part of our heritage. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors have been a core element of our research process and play a key role in investment decisions across our actively managed investment strategies. Our founder, Phil Carret, believed that investing in “good” companies with sustainable business models at reasonable valuations could enhance performance results over time. This approach to investing continues to be a focus of our firm today.
Amundi US integrates ESG analysis into its investment process by focusing on companies with sustainable business models and evaluating ESG-related risks as part of our proprietary research recommendations used throughout the firm. Environmental assessment categories typically include climate change, natural resource use, waste management and environmental opportunities. Social assessment categories typically include human capital, product safety and social opportunities. Governance assessment categories typically include corporate governance, business ethics and government and public policy.