A pioneering champion of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) awareness, Amundi is today an internationally recognised authority in the field, managing more than 320 billion euros in Responsible Investment assets.
“The commitments made by the Group since its creation, which were further reaffirmed and strengthened at the end of 2018 with the objective of 100% ESG management by 2021 for open-ended funds in active management, are perfectly in line with market expectations,” asserts Stanislas Pottier, Chief Responsible Investment Officer.
Amundi has contributed to the rise of the green bond market via innovative investment solutions it has launched alongside prestigious partners; these include the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in emerging markets, the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the European private debt market and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Asia. Amundi is also a committed member of market initiatives such as the One Planet Summit and Climate Action 100+.
Lastly, the company has an active and engaged voting policy focused on two priorities: corporate contributions to energy transition and to social cohesion. Since 2019, engagement strategy has been further enhanced by implementation of a voting policy that incorporates ESG criteria. Meanwhile, Amundi has considerably expanded its rating universe. “More than 8,000 issuers are now rated, compared with some 5,000 at the end of 2017,” points out Stanislas Pottier.