AXA Investment Managers has made a number of hires and restructured part of its investment team in an attempt to integrate environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors into all its strategies.
It has begun adding responsible investment specialists into its various teams, and has created a central dedicated group to oversee the implementation.
The central responsible investment team focuses on “thematic research, corporate governance and shareholder engagement, as well as on developing quantitative solutions”, AXA IM said. It is led by Matt Christensen, global head of responsible investment.
Christensen said the new development would improve transparency for clients regarding the carbon footprint of the investments. He also emphasised the asset manager’s work on impact investing, including its aim to support “companies that are making positive contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals”.