AXA Insurance (AXA) has announced that it is strengthening its sustainable investment offering with the addition of two investment funds which integrate sustainability in the investment process such as through negative screens, ESG integration, and active ownership, and aim to positively contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Managed by leading global asset managers Mirova (an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers) and Robeco, who are specialists in sustainable investing, the Mirova Global Sustainable Equity Fund and RobecoSAM SDG Credit Income Fund will be available to customers under AXA’s investment-linked plan fund offerings.
Awareness and interest in sustainable investing has been growing in Singapore in recent years, and beyond the desire to make a sustainable impact through their investments, investors are recognising the opportunities for enhanced investment returns as research has shown that it can offer better risk-adjusted investment returns over the long-term.
AXA will be working via their distributors to raise the awareness amongst customers who are interested in this type of investments.
All AXA distributors will be well versed in the essentials of sustainable investing including how ESG information is integrated, trends and misconceptions as well as performance and results using case studies through an e-learning module offered by Robeco. The module is accredited by local and global institutes, including the CFA Institute, FPA and IBF-Singapore.