2019 Key figures

  • 219

    Issuers engaged in 2019

  • 40%

    of our engagements in 2019 were on climate change

  • 63

    Engagements at senior executive or board director level

2020: Welcome to a decade of transition

"The new decade heralds a time of great change and the coming years will be critical in ensuring a positive future for people and the planet. But change is essential if the world is to meet its ambitious goals on climate change and sustainable development while simultaneously ensuring ongoing global prosperity," Matt Christensen, Global Head of Impact Strategy and Responsible Investment , AXA Investment Managers

The past decade will be remembered as the tipping point for when responsible investing finally moved to centre stage. The responsibility for financial services to combat the global sustainability challenges we all face, has moved decisively from the side-lines. The next phase begins now.

How AXA IM approaches engagement as a responsible, active and long-term investor

Our approach means our relationship with investee firms can continue for many years – decades in some cases. We have a duty to our clients, to our colleagues and to wider stakeholders in society to monitor and engage with companies for the entire time that we hold their stocks and bonds – and in a fashion that helps protect all our long-term interests.

"We are committed active and long-term investors, which underpins our role as responsible investors too. Our scale gives us influence – and our deep experience as shareholders in thousands of companies means we know to wield that influence with care," Yo Takatsuki, Head of ESG Research and Active Ownership

Engagement in action

Our report highlights  our engagement with companies in which we invest, as well as key voting statistics. We also share examples of how we have engaged with companies across a range of topics, including gender equality, public health, biodiversity conservation, executive pay, and stewardship as a fixed income investor.