Press releases

AllianzGI receives highest possible ESG Strategy & Governance score from PRI for fourth year in a row

18/08/2020

Summary

Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active investment managers, has received an ‘A+’ from the PRI Association for its overarching approach to ESG Strategy and Governance for the fourth year in a row. This category encompasses environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies, objectives and memberships, and considers how the firm promotes its ESG efforts internally and externally.

  • AllianzGI awarded (A+) for its overarching approach to ESG Strategy and Governance
  • Achieves highest possible “A+” score for five categories and “A” for three categories
  • Score for two categories improves from A to A+

 

Overall, AllianzGI achieved the highest possible “A+” score in five categories: ‘Strategy & Governance’, ‘Listed Equity – Incorporation’, ‘Infrastructure Equity’ and, for the first time, ‘Listed Equity – Active Ownership’ and ‘Fixed Income – Corporate Non-Financial’. 

In its individual annual assessment reports, the PRI Association rates signatories’ progress in incorporating ESG factors into investment decisions, and aims to provide feedback to signatories to support the ongoing development of their ESG credentials.

Module name

AllianzGI score 2020

AllianzGI score 2019

Median score 2020 

  Strategy & Governance A+ A+ A
  Listed Equity - Incorporation A+ A+ A
  Listed Equity -Active Ownership A+ A B
  Fixed Income - SSA A A B
  Fixed Income - Corporated Financial A A B
  Fixed Income - Corporated Non-Financial A+ A B
  Fixed Income - Securitised
A A B
  Infrastructure Equity A+ A+ A

The PRI Assessment Report aims to provide feedback to signatories to support ongoing learning and development. Each module score ranges from "A+" (highest score) to "E" (lowest score) and is calculated from a respective set of indicators grouped together in module specific sections. 2020 scores refer to reporting period January 2019 - December 2019, while 2019 scores refer to reporting period January 2018 - December 2018.

 

Commenting on the results, Deborah Zurkow, Global Head of Investments at AllianzGI, said: “Sustainable investing is an integral part of our value proposition and product offering at AllianzGI, with our ESG credentials dating back two decades. These results reflect how committed we are to driving performance across our sustainable investment approach, constantly evolving our offering and strengthening our active stewardship approach. to ensure these meet our clients’ needs and address real-world problems”.

AllianzGI is a pioneer in sustainable investing and has been a signatory to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) since 2007. The PRI is one of the most important and powerful global initiatives to promote responsible investing with more than 2,700 signatories representing more than USD 100 trillion of assets.

Separately, AllianzGI has been shortlisted for this year’s PRI Awards in the category ‘Real-world impact initiative of the year’ for its innovative work in blended finance.


For further information please contact

Sarah Einig, Tel. +44 203 246 7846, sarah.einig@allianzgi.com
To find out more about AllianzGI’s Sustainability approach, please visit www.allianzgi.com/sustainability 


About Allianz Global Investors

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with 760 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 538 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions*.  

Active is the most important word in our vocabulary. Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, and in adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest for the long term, employing our innovative investment expertise and global resources. Our goal is to ensure a superior experience for our clients, wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs. 

Active is: Allianz Global Investors

*Data as at 30 June 2020 

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Press releases

New hire to make impact in AllianzGI’s sustainable investing drive

08/10/2020

Summary

Allianz Global Investors, one of the world’s leading active asset managers, announced today the appointment of Matt Christensen as Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing. In this role, he will accelerate the growth of Impact Investing as part of the company’s growing private markets platform; lead the continued integration of ESG factors across AllianzGI’s existing range of public markets products, including stewardship activities; and support the development of new SRI products.

  • Matt Christensen to join AllianzGI as Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing
  • As part of AllianzGI’s expansion of its overall Sustainable Investing client proposition, Christensen will accelerate the growth of Impact Investing at the firm
  • Investing involves risk. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies consider factors beyond traditional financial information to select securities or eliminate exposure which could result in relative investment performance deviating from other strategies or broad market benchmarks. A high score on ESG standards is not indicative of future performance.

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