According to a Grassroots® survey from Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, roughly 75% of the 550 IT decision-makers surveyed globally, are expecting their budgets to increase in 2020 compared to the previous year.
In the past two years, we have multiplied the assets we manage in sustainable investment strategies to EUR 165 billion. And, through collaboration, we work to ensure that material ESG risk considerations are top of mind for all our portfolio managers. Find out more in our latest Sustainability Report.
"While the coronavirus outbreak will likely weigh on the economic outlook for some time, we should draw hope from the unprecedented global solidarity shown during this crisis. A similar international effort will be critical in preventing global warming and facilitating the transition to a carbon-neutral economy."
In 2019, our engagement activities spanned 333 companies in 28 markets. In total, we conducted 448 engagements – up 31% on 2018 – and addressed climate and environmental risks with 82 companies. Read more in our latest Sustainability Report.
We started our sustainable investing journey 20 years ago and were early to sign the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) in 2007. We believe that sustainable investing can generate positive performance not just for our clients, but for the community at large.
We aim to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors throughout our entire investment value chain to better manage risk and generate sustainable, long-term returns. Given the diversity of investors’ objectives and requirements we provide sustainable investing processes with a broad range of approaches, adaptable to different levels of ESG incorporation and client preferences. These enhance our clients’ investment decisions while helping create benefits for society as a whole.
Sustainable investing is in our DNA
Data as at 31 December 2019, AuM as at 31 March 2020
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are important investment performance drivers, from both a return and a risk perspective.
We use ESG insights across our whole offering to generate value for clients.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are important investment performance drivers, from both a return and a risk perspective. We use ESG insights across our whole offering to generate value for clients.
AllianzGI has been a pioneer in sustainable investing. We launched our first sustainable investing strategy 20 years ago. And we are actively engaged with leading organisations to help shape dialogue and best practices that will better serve investors and communities as a whole.
Source: Allianz Global Investors, 2019. For illustrative purposes only.
Our ESG strategy acknowledged by PRI
AllianzGI was awarded an ‘A+’ rating for its overarching approach to ESG Strategy and Governance for the third year in a row. This category encompasses ESG policies, objectives, memberships and considers how the firm promotes ESG efforts internally and externally.
Overall, AllianzGI achieved the highest possible, ‘A+’ score for three categories: Strategy & Governance, Infrastructure Equity and, for the first time, Listed Equity – Incorporation.
Strategy & Governance
Listed Equity – Incorporation
Listed Equity – Active Ownership
Fixed Income – SSA
Fixed Income – Corporate Financial
Fixed Income – Corporate Non-Financial
Fixed Income – Securitised
The annual assessment report from the PRI Association (“Principles for Responsible Investment”) looks at signatories' progress incorporating ESG factors into investment decisions, and aims to provide feedback to support the ongoing development of signatories' ESG credentials.
The PRI assessment report is based on information reported directly by signatories. Moreover, the underlying information has not been audited by the PRI or any other party acting on its behalf.
Data as at 31 December 2019. Source: Allianz Global Investors. Any differences in totals are due to rounding. Impact comprises different strategies targeting climate transition, environmental projects and renewable energy. Environmental, social, governance (ESG); Sustainable & responsible investing (SRI); Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI); Principles for responsible investing (PRI). Sustainability leadership and inclusion in the DJSI are based on the research of and an evaluation of questionnaires submitted to RobecoSAM. The PRI assessment report is based on information reported directly by signatories. Moreover, the underlying information has not been audited by the PRI or any other party acting on its behalf. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly, intended to be achieved by 2030
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