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 around 125 million* private and corporate customers in nearly 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 746 billion euros** on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage about 1.8 trillion euros** of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are among the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2023, over 157,000 employees achieved total business volume of 161.7 billion euros and an operating profit of 14.7 billion euros for the group.
* Including non-consolidated entities with Allianz customers.
** As of March 31, 2024.
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