AXA IM boosts responsible investment through ESG integration

Ridhima Sharma
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AXA IM boosts responsible investment through ESG integration

AXA Investment Managers has boosted its responsible investment efforts through deeper ESG integration.

It will integrate ESG analysis into all of its investment platforms, providing fund managers with access to proprietary ESG scores and KPIs in their front office tools, as well as additional ESG data and research.  

French asset manager has created a central responsible investment team, which focuses on thematic research, corporate governance, shareholders engagement and developing quantitative solutions.

Lise Moret is responsible for the climate change strategy and Marie Fromaget has recently joined AXA IM as Human Capital & Diversity analyst. In addition to their responsibilities for the green and social bonds, Julien Foll covers health and Alice Val, climate. They will work with Yo Takatsuki, who is joining AXA IM as head of ESG of Research and Engagement, effective 1 November 2018.

AXA IM has also assigned specialists to each of these themes and has made a range of analyst hires to strengthen investment teams: Melina Leprince-Ringuet for Framlington Equities, Shah Khan for Rosenberg and Rebecca Greenberg & Augustin Monnoyeur for Fixed Income.

“Responsible Investment is one of our strategic priorities. Not only because clients are telling us that RI matters to them, but also because we are convinced of the important role finance plays in fostering a society that supports fairness and equity, as well as an environment that can sustain us in the future. Pursuing our ESG integration and developing further our RI offering is part of our investment plan announced in June, and we wish to seize this opportunity to make us better investors for our clients.” said Andrea Rossi, chief executive officer at AXA IM.