Join us in shaping pathways to a sustainable future
The world is changing. Help ensure it’s for the better by choosing sustainable solutions that seek to transform businesses and reshape our daily lives. With our wide range of sustainable investment capabilities, we can help you tap into these exciting growth opportunities.
Align your portfolio with companies and innovations that could help shape the future.
We have identified three themes that we see as the most urgent challenges globally, which will help frame the opportunities for sustainable businesses.
We focus on these three themes
Research and Engagement | Product Development | Industry Commitment
Our commitment to shape the future
Example: AllianzGI contributes to the financing of the UN SDGs, including through our EUR 2.9 billion SDG-aligned strategy range and private markets solutions investing in renewable energy including wind and solar
Example: AllianzGI is helping shape market standards and driving industry-wide action through collaborative engagements and major investor groups such as Climate Action 100+ and the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative
Example: AllianzGI is helping to accelerate change and mitigate negative impacts through engagement with 238 companies globally, and participation in 10,190 shareholder meetings in 2021
Combine your investment goals with your sustainability objectives
By investing sustainably, you can help support the transformation of the real economy, and aim for positive environmental and social outcomes in addition to seeking financial returns.
Different solutions tailored to your investment and sustainability objectives
Promoting sustainability objectives or values by focusing on companies with a superior ESG footprint, or by encouraging investee companies on their climate transition journey.
objectives and values
Environmental, Social and (Corporate) Governance (ESG) describes extra-financial factors, issues and criteria that are considered in the investment process and may have a material impact on the financial performance of portfolios. Synonym: extra-financial factors.
(Sustainable and Responsible Investing) Best-in-Class
Key Performance Indicator (KPI)-based strategies are managed against specific environmental or social indicators (for example carbon footprint, water usage, women on the board). The KPI-based approach selects at least one of these environmental and social KPI which the strategy is targeting to outperform, while seeking to generate financial returns.
SFDR classification#: Typically Article 8
Generating measurable positive environmental or social impact through private market or SDG-aligned (UN Sustainable Development Goals-aligned) public market strategies.
Investing in companies with solutions that contribute to positive environmental and societal change in alignment with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Seeking intentional and measurable societal/environmental benefits and financial returns
Climate Engagement with Outcome
Climate Engagement with Outcome combines exclusions and engagement with outcome to encourage companies on their climate pathway.
SFDR classification#: Typically Article 8 or 9
*Sustainable minimum exclusions are applied to all sustainable strategies.
# Classification according to the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.
The crisis on our plates: finding potential in failing food systems
The war in Ukraine has highlighted that the current way of producing and consuming food is unsustainable. As the rising global population places greater demands on our food system, there is an urgent need to build a resilient and inclusive food ecosystem, meeting both planetary and social needs.
Energy transition and energy security – complementary or conflicting?
The crisis in Ukraine has exposed key vulnerabilities in the world’s energy mix, bringing the issues of energy security, affordability, and resilience to the fore. However, this also heightens the near-term risks to energy transition and the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. A key question to explore now is whether the twin goals of energy security and energy transition can be complementary?
To stay focused on their goals, investors may need to reposition portfolios to factor in rising interest rates, shifting inflation expectations, and fluctuating exchange rates. Geopolitical turbulence is creating new flash points. Volatility is set to be a hallmark of the coming period, with countries and regions on different paths in terms of growth and monetary policy. Investors may struggle to find safe havens and, with only limited visibility of how markets will develop, expectations could be upended. But we are also confident this environment will create opportunities. Diversification is key – across public and private markets – and we have the ideas and expertise to help you navigate the complexity.
We think it’s time to disrupt traditional definitions of “disruption”. Once a story for the tech sector, disruption is now all-encompassing. And while technology and AI may be driving many of the changes, this new wave of disruption could shape every aspect our daily lives. The implications will be profound and exponential – and many of the themes arising from Covid-19 will likely be permanent fixtures.
Sustainable investing is at an inflection point. Interest in sustainability has turned into significant investments, and these inflows rightly come with increased expectations about impact and measurement. Investors are at different stages of their sustainability journey and have different ambitions. We’re focused on bringing sustainable investing into the real world, with a focus on pragmatic approaches and the pathways that support real progress.
China is changing. Its economic growth is increasingly driven by innovations in technology, data and science. Its capital markets are developing with a similar energy, on their way to becoming an integrated part of the global financial system. Understanding the country’s unique political context and strategy is essential to grasp the opportunities as an investor and participate in this unique investment story.
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