Engagement is therefore a central pillar of responsible investment at AXA IM, and we continuously review ways to make this dialogue as efficient and impactful as possible. We focus on engagement activity where we feel we can make a tangible, positive contribution – our goal is to set clear and meaningful objectives, pursue regular meetings to verify progress, and to vote with conviction when required. We believe this focused approach can potentially improve risk-adjusted returns for clients, and help build resilience into portfolios.
How we engage to enable a sustainable future
During 2021 we engaged with companies on ESG themes where we believe we can effect meaningful change and impact. Our main themes of dialogue included climate, biodiversity, ecosystem protection and human capital among others. We have also started to cover new sectors, with an engagement programme focused on listed real estate companies; and we reinforced our engagement with policymakers on sustainable finance matters.
2021 Active Ownership and Stewardship Report
Our 2021 Active Ownership and Stewardship Report details our interactions with issuers over the year, alongside our vision for expanding that activity in the future. We see engagement and voting as a fundamental part of our fiduciary duty to clients as we seek to protect portfolios and help build sustainable economies for the decades to come.Download the report
In 2021, as the world economy rebounded, so did greenhouse gas emissions, helped by the highest ever level of coal power generation; And the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) reached its highest recorded level since the industrial revolution1.
Natural capital – our oceans, forests, climate and more – is at the origin of all the benefits people and economies obtain from ecosystems. Simply put, it makes human life possible.
Read our case studies to learn how we engage with an investee company.
Climate change is one of the central pillars of AXA IM’s engagement with companies.
We are committed to biodiversity protection. Throughout 2021, this commitment has been continually reaffirmed through a series of actions.
We believe gender diversity is a key factor in achieving and maintaining a healthy and efficient working environment.
Collection of personal data has fuelled the rapid growth of internet-based technology companies.
Nutrition and health
As an active, responsible and long-term investor, the issue of health is a crucial topic.