Helping to support the education of future generations – Education and training are more important than ever. However, not everyone has access to education. Impact investing can
support access to education. For example, a global leader in education technology
provides education technology for non-profit colleges and universities. The platform
they offer can improve educational outcomes, skills attainment and career
prospects for a greater number of students .
Global inequalities date back to the 1980’s. Social inequality is a political issue and investors cannot replace the role of local governments. Despite this social inequalities can be a challenge for investors as they can pose a financial risk to investments. However, as an asset manager we can encourage listed companies to adjust their polices to reduce the impact of inequalities, through the investments we make.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our time. Investors have the opportunity to finance the Energy Transition in an attempt to reduce CO2 emissions. Investing in climate change allows us to engage with companies that are committed to limiting the impact of climate change. Biodiversity is complex and not fully understood. It can be defined as all living beings on earth, it’s all around us. However, it is in crisis and biodiversity loss poses significant risks for corporates and society with risks to human health and food security – despite these risk corporate action is slow !
There is an urgent need for investors to engage to help drive the
speed of action in an attempt to halt biodiversity
loss by 2030 and put it on a pathway to recovery
by 2050 .
Biodiversity and Climate Change
Green bonds involve lending money to development finance institutions, companies or governments for a specific environmental project, such as financing energy transition to reduce CO2
At Amundi our social bond strategy supports companies that contribute to social progress and inequality reduction. “Our ambition with Amundi Social Bonds is to give a mean to investors willing to do something to change the world for a better one” – Isabelle Vic-Philippe, Head of Euro Aggregate
Economy and Employment
Wastelands and swathes of scorched earth seem like something out of a fictional dystopia, but it’s not all that far-fetched. In that, it’s already a reality. Investing in the water sector is one way of tackling the looming water crisis.
Approximately one third of all food produced for human consumption in the world is lost or wasted . With growing populations we need to ensure that we mitigate the impact of food production by producing better food in a
more sustainable way.
Water and Food Scarcity