As an actor of transition, Amundi is committed to supporting the goal of net zero emissions by 2050.
Climate Change is arguably the greatest challenge of our times
There is an urgent need to accelerate the transition of our economy towards a low carbon model in order to collectively reach the global objective of net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. As a pioneer in responsible investment, Amundi has a role to play in supporting investors wishing to participate in this transition.
As part of its efforts to address this challenge, in July 2021, Amundi joined the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative. This initiative gathers asset managers that are committed to working in partnership with asset owners on de-carbonization by:
Transforming their product range and engaging with clients to progressively allocate assets to investment solutions aligned with the net zero objective,
Implementing an engagement strategy, including a set of interim targets for 2030, in line with the objective of net zero emissions.
What does Net Zero mean?
Net Zero refers to a global state where the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced and the amount removed are equal. It is an equivalent of “carbon neutrality”.
Reaching Net Zero relies on two pillars:
Reducing carbon emissions to their minimum, by favouring energy efficiency, low carbon solutions and energy sobriety.
Developing carbon sinks with the objective of removing further carbon from the atmosphere. These can be natural (forests, soil, oceans) or technological, also known as carbon capture and storage (CSS) solutions.
Why do we need to reach the Net Zero global objective?
In 2015, under the Paris agreement, commitments were made to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, bringing them “close to zero” by 2050. This agreement allowed public and private players to increase their climate engagement.
There is a global consensus that reaching the Net Zero objective by 2050 should avoid the worst consequences of climate change.
What role can investors play?
How can Amundi support clients on their Net Zero journey?
At Amundi, we are committed to providing a broad range of investment solutions that support our clients in their Net Zero journey.
Our Green solutions
Just Transition for Climate
Among these solutions, Amundi has built a Just Transition for climate strategy to address social impacts resulting from the transition to low carbon economies.
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Amundi is strongly engaged on environmental finance.
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