One Planet SWF Asset Manager Initiative Launches
Amundi, the European leading asset manager, fully supports the efforts of the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Fund (OPSWF) Working Group dedicated to accelerating the integration of climate change analysis into portfolio management.
Alongside seven other asset managers, Amundi is proud to be a founding member of the One Planet Sovereign Wealth Fund Asset Manager Initiative to support the members of the OPSWF in their implementation of the framework setting out the three principles to accelerate the integration of climate change analysis into the management of large, long term and diversified asset pools.
This important initiative is well aligned with Amundi’s policy since its creation in establishing responsible investment as one of the 4 pillars of the firm.
Amundi already manages about EUR 280 billion of assets with ESG criteria. In line with its pioneering and longstanding commitment to responsible investment, Amundi announced in October 2018 a new ambitious ESG plan for the next three years.
First, ESG analysis will be integrated across all Amundi funds by 2021.
Second, Amundi will double the number of initiatives promoting investments in projects with an environmental or social impact.
Amundi has been driving some major initiatives in responsible investment. For example, in partnership with IFC, Amundi launched the largest ever green bond fund on emerging markets last year and announced earlier this week a new partnership with the EIB to further develop new green segments in the European fixed income universe.
Yves Perrier, CEO of Amundi commented, “We are thrilled that SWFs are engaging in climate change. This is fully aligned with Amundi’s position that has prevailed for years. And this is perfectly normal as we both share long-term investment horizons and duties to generate the best performance for our beneficiaries over the long-run.”
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The launch follows the introduction of Man Group’s responsible investment fund framework.