AXA Group was official partner of the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris in December 2015. This underlines its clear commitment to climate protection. AXA promises in particular to continue integrating sustainable criteria such as environmental, social and governance aspects (ESG) in its investment processes.
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.
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