Amundi goes fishing for better returns and higher impact

Europe's largest asset manager Amundi has introduced a new approach to ESG and aims to find higher risk-adjusted returns, Kasper Elmgreen, Head of Equities at Amundi, tells AMWatch.

Kasper Elmgreen, Head of Equities at Amundi. Photo: PR / Amundi

ESG has become a well-known term over the past years. Today, investors are familiar with the abbreviation for Environmental Social and Governance, which refers to the three key factors used for measuring an investment's sustainability and ethical impact.

At first, ESG was about excluding certain things like tobacco and weapons from the investment portfolio. Then it developed into the practice of using data points to help choose the most ESG compatible companies.

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