Sustainability

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

 

 

 

 

Building a sustainable future together – AllianzGI Sustainability Report 2019

This year, for the first time, we are reporting not only on our sustainable investment approach, but also on how sustainability informs the way we operate our business and engage with our stakeholders.

Explore the 2019 highlights now

2019 highlights

Contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Since they were launched in 2015, the UN SDGs have come to represent a global call to action for stakeholders from all countries to address the greatest challenges facing society.

We support the delivery of the SDGs both as an employer and as an active, engaged investor. By seeking the most promising allocation of capital, we contribute to various SDGs, both directly and indirectly.

Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Reduced inequalities Climate action Partnerships for the goals

SDGs that are in our DNA, which are inextricably linked to our purpose and material to our core business activities

Quality education Gender equality Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life below water Life on land

We to several SDGs through our business operations, as an employer and through its corporate citizenship activities.

No poverty Zero hunger Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality Clean water and sanitation Affordable and clean energy Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Reduced inequalities Sustainable cities and communities Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life below water Life on land Peace, justice and strong institutions Partnerships for the goals

A growing number of our investment strategies target companies and activities that support and facilitate positive change towards achieving one or multiple SDGs.

Sustainable Investing at Allianz Global Investors

Our strategy is to provide a range of sustainable investing approaches that support clients in managing risk, addressing real-world problems and generating returns from these investments

Sustainable Investing at Allianz Global Investors

Sustainable business operations

Beyond generating long-term financial returns for our clients, we strive to manage the potential impacts of our operations – both positive and negative – on society, local communities and the environment. We have a responsibility to lead by example, demonstrating the standards and commitment we expect of the companies we invest in.

Our key strengths

We look beyond pure economic gain and aim to develop strong, long-term partnerships with our clients to create value together.

Asset management is a people business that depends on talented individuals who can make sense of markets to generate strong performance for clients, and advise on client needs.

Compliance, risk management and data security are central to the integrity of our operations and systems; we uphold the highest standards to gain and keep trust in our fiduciary business

We welcome clients asking for more information about our own ESG practices as they seek a partner who leads by example.

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As an active asset manager, we are a credible expert and provide knowledge on financial literacy by leveraging our skills to support younger generations.

We have launched a global partnership with The SeaCleaners, an entrepreneurial initiative to combat plastic in the oceans.

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