AXA was the world's first insurer to sign the Montreal Pledge back in 2015. In doing so, AXA undertakes to measure the CO2 intensity of its investment portfolio and to publish the results. Ahead of the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris, at Climate Finance Day in May 2015, AXA already committed to triple its "green investments" to 3 billion euros by 2020.
A further key issue is the divestment of financial investments in companies that derive at least 50 percent of their sales from business with coal. This measure involving more than 500 million euros was implemented by the end of 2015. In Switzerland, AXA has shifted over 100 million Swiss francs out of the corresponding investments. Moreover, AXA has discontinued all investments in tobacco and thereby made a concrete commitment to a healthier society.
AXA Winterthur is planning
- to invest several 100 million francs in sustainable real estate projects in the next 10 years
- to look into the possibilities for making responsible investments and to carry out targeted investments in these, taking the state of the market into account. These include green bonds, sustainable infrastructure projects, and impact funds that invest in areas such as microfinance, health, education, and climate protection.