Socially responsible investment: Amundi playing its leadership role
The asset management industry is placing ever greater importance on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in its decision making. According to Novethic's annual study, SRI represented assets under management of €746 billion in France at end-2015, up 29% on the previous year.
A signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investment from their launch in 2006, Amundi has confirmed its position as a leader in the sector.
168 asset managers and 15 analysis firms rated it number-one in SRI management according to ESG criteria in the rankings published jointly by WeConvene Extel and UKSIF*. AFNOR has also certified the quality and transparency of its policy.
Amundi's best-in-class approach consists in comparing the players in a sector and retaining the best among them. The approach generates best practices and excludes the companies with the poorest ratings. Combined with a formally drafted engagement policy, it involves all issuers in a policy of progress.
Through its 360° vision of companies, Amundi's approach leads to enhanced risk control in investment decisions.
*UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association