Skip to main content Skip to site footer

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Responsible spotlight - December 2021

one year ago

New facts and insights from the world of responsible investing, available to you every month.

Roundel Responsible Investing
A sustainable transition away from deforestation

One of the major deals to emerge from last month’s COP26 climate conference was the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use. Signed by 141 countries covering more than 90% of global forests, the deal promotes the conservation, protection, sustainable management and restoration of forests and other land. 

Signatories also pledged to ensure a sustainable and inclusive land use transition. To achieve this, they will create new policies to promote sustainable production and consumption, while ensuring indigenous peoples and local communities aren’t disadvantaged by the changes over the coming decade. More than $19 billion of funding from various governments and companies has been secured to help achieve this, including a €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) pledge from the AXA Group.

Roundel Responsible Investing
Our view

The AXA Group was one of 30 companies that also promised to end investment in deforestation activities at COP26. We expect the pledge to make a positive impact on the world’s efforts to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, in line with the Paris Agreement. After all, forests absorb billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year. Sustainable land management will also help to promote biodiversity, protecting wildlife habitats while maintaining natural ecosystems and the endless benefits that they bring. This is another cause that is important to the AXA Group. 

Roundel Responsible Investing
Inside Architas

Each month, we look at the steps Architas and the AXA Group are taking towards a better, more sustainable future for our employees, communities and the wider world.

Architas hosted its Asia Responsible Investing Forum in November, with speakers from Architas, the AXA Group and other global asset managers. There were discussions on client attitudes towards responsible investment, the changing regulatory landscape, and the opportunities presented by the transition to net zero. Employees from Architas and the wider AXA Group also continued to complete the AXA Climate Academy training programme, with more than 70 trees planted from the efforts of Architas employees alone.

Roundel Responsible Investing
Our approach

At Architas we specialise in multi-manager, multi-asset investing. We work with fund managers to ensure they are investing responsibly and focusing on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. In 2018, we began our journey to full ESG integration across all of our offers, and we aim to achieve this by the end of 2021. Since 2018 we have also been signatories of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment. For more information about our responsible investing process please click here.

ESG integration 100 counter

ESG integration update

In 2018, we began our journey to full ESG integration across all of our offers. We are currently at 100% of assets under management. 

Latest investment news

Archinomics Monthly - November 2023

Article | Investments | 05/12/2023

Inflation surprised on the downside. US inflation fell to 3.2% in October while early estimates showed eurozone inflation declined to 2.4% in November. UK inflation, recently stickier than most, slowed sharply to 4.6% in October, while the Chinese economy fell back into deflation with prices falling 0.2% year on year.

Soft landing: what’s the big story?

Article | Investments | 04/12/2023

The latest financial market strength has been fuelled by a growing belief that major economies could enjoy a soft landing. What does this mean? In essence, it is the view that they will avoid any predicted recession, instead gliding gently into a period of lower growth with fewer inflationary pressures.

Monthly Review - November 2023

Article | Investments | 04/12/2023

Equity and bond markets enjoyed a surprisingly sharp rally. Why now? It’s all to do with the perception of softer messaging from the US Federal Reserve (Fed). Markets have taken the ‘higher for longer’ interest rate plateau on board and are looking for the next move in rates to be downwards.

We use cookies to give you the best possible experience of our website. If you continue, we'll assume you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website. See our cookie policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them.