Trends in Sustainable investing: a PIMCO perspective

The recent U.N. Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt helped advance initiatives important to sustainable investing, especially in the global energy transition. 

Active fixed income investors play a critical role in this transition. For insight into the sustainable investing megatrend, we caught up with our colleague Ryan Korinke, managing director and global head of sustainability at PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income investment firms with $451B* in socially responsible and ESG Assets under management. 

In this video, Ryan shares his experience at COP27 and his views on the challenges and opportunities ahead for sustainable fixed income investors, including a focus on methane and the economic benefits of getting it under control.   

*Source:  https://www.pimco.com/en-us/investments/esg-investing

The figure includes 1) Third-party ESG AUM with (i) specified ESG-linked objectives (“ESG” portfolios); or (ii) a focus on a sustainability-related theme (“thematic portfolios”). 2) third party Socially Responsible AUM (negative screened portfolios), which consists of PIMCO-sponsored funds and separate accounts with more than one client-driven values-based exclusion (“socially responsible portfolios”); and 3) Allianz ESG and Socially Responsible AUM. Source: PIMCO. As of 9/30/2022 return to content.

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 126 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 706 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage nearly 1.7 trillion euros** of third-party assets. Thanks to the systematic integration of environmental, social and governance criteria in our operations, business processes and investment decisions, we continue to be recognized as among the sustainable insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (September 23, 2022). In 2021, over 155,000 employees achieved total revenues of 148.5 billion euros and an operating profit of 13.4 billion euros for the group.

These assessments are, as always, subject to the disclaimer provided below.

*Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of September 30, 2022
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Sustainable Investing: a PIMCO perspective

Active fixed income investors play a critical role in the global energy transition. For insight into the sustainable investing megatrend, we caught up with Ryan Korinke, managing director and global head of sustainability at PIMCO, one of the world’s premier fixed income investment firms.

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