Delivering sustainable outcomes
Global warming is one of the greatest challenges of the modern world. The scale and urgency of change needed to ensure global greenhouse gas emissions are aligned with a 1.5 degrees Celsius pathway will impact every part of the global economy. As a committed investor, acting and supporting the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient world is part of our values.
Through the Climate Transition Global Credit Fund, we lend to companies that are driving fundamental changes toward a sustainable future by targeting opportunities that help accelerate, and benefit from, the transition to a low-carbon economy.
We offer a unique and innovative approach suitable for investors seeking:
A holistic approach to climate transition
We look beyond company emissions to identify the winners from the transition across a broad range of sectors. This means excluding more carbon-intensive fossil fuel companies, and lending to companies that are either mitigating or adapting to climate change, or are transition-oriented companies.
Play your part: Investing to support the climate transition
Today, the climate investment landscape is a veritable mixed bag of active and passive approaches covering a broad spectrum of investment universes and objectives. In this paper, we explore some of the pitfalls of first-generation climate strategies, the meaning of Paris or net zero aligned investments, and the benefits of adopting a holistic approach to climate change investing with a focus on science-based targets.
Climate Transition Global Credit strategy
Aviva Investors Climate Transition Global Credit Fund
This strategy lends to investment grade companies globally that are either providing solutions to climate change or orientating their business models to a low-carbon economy, while avoiding the most carbon intense fossil fuel based companies.
For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our funds, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.
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Emerging market debt
A range of emerging market debt strategies that invest across hard and local currency markets.
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A range of strategies that utilise portfolio construction to deliver attractive returns throughout the credit cycle.
A range of strategies that aim to capture the full potential of high yield bond markets while protecting to the downside.
A range of strategies offering the potential for uncorrelated returns, portfolio diversification and low volatility in either a long-only or absolute return context.
Climate change views
Counting emissions and accounting omissions: The struggle to measure, monitor and manage corporate net-zero efforts
19 Oct 2021
Internalise the climate externality. That is the major task facing policymakers and corporate executives. However, this requires accurate measurement and incorporation into financial accounts and neither are straightforward.
Without a global finance plan, the climate moonshot will fail
13 Oct 2021
If the world is to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, the international financial architecture needs far stronger coordination under a re-tooled OECD, writes Steve Waygood.
From outside-in to inside-out: Transforming finance for impact
8 Oct 2021
To meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, finance must embrace a holistic approach to managing its impact on the environment. Eric Usher, head of UNEP FI, talks to AIQ about this shift in focus and the importance of public and private sector collaboration.
Actions and words: An interview with Dale Vince
6 Oct 2021
The prominent climate change campaigner and founder of green energy supplier Ecotricity discusses biogas, the energy crisis and the need for a shake-up in government policy to achieve net zero in a wide-ranging interview with AIQ. Words by Miles Costello.
The climate wars: Why rising temperatures mean rising conflict
23 Sep 2021
With tensions set to rise further as disputes over scarce resources intensify, we look at the geopolitical, economic and investment implications.
Pricing carbon: Taxing polluters is the only way forward
26 Aug 2021
Nearly three decades after it first agreed to tackle climate change, the world has failed miserably to curb the growth in CO2 emissions. To succeed, it urgently needs to establish an effective price for carbon.
Climate emergency: The state of the planet
24 Aug 2021
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Sixth Assessment Report brings together conclusions from the latest scientific studies on the physical science of the climate system. Aviva Investors’ climate specialist Rick Stathers assesses the evidence and the implications for investors.
The going gets tough: Can heavy industry decarbonise?
23 Aug 2021
Heavy industry and heavy transport are hard to decarbonise, but this must be done to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Can companies, policymakers and investors join forces to make it happen? The race is on…
The client lens: An interview with Faith Ward
19 Nov 2020
Brunel Pension Partnership’s chief responsible investment officer discusses climate change, greenwashing and the urgent need to repair flaws in the financial system.
Navigating the path to net zero: An interview with Jill Rutter
12 Nov 2020
There is a large gulf between the concept of ‘net zero’ and the practical policies that will deliver it. Jill Rutter, senior fellow at the Institute for Government, takes a hard look at the UK’s progress towards the 2050 target.
The evolution of ESG: More than just a risk mitigator
21 Jul 2020
Once dismissed as a virtuous endeavour that compromised investment returns, the ability to gain a more holistic view of risk by considering environmental, social and governance factors is increasingly appreciated by investors. We assess the evolution of ESG across asset classes, as well as its role as a risk mitigator and opportunity spotter.
Nature and neglect: The era of ecological disasters
21 Jul 2020
As the frequency and ferocity of natural hazards increase, in part five of our mini-series on the source of the next crisis AIQ considers the economic and investment implications and what we can learn from past mistakes.
The AIQ Podcast: Climate emergency
6 May 2020
This latest episode of the AIQ Podcast goes back to basics on climate: we explore leading scientists’ understanding of how the world is changing, as well as the investment community’s response.
The AIQ Podcast: The psychology of climate change
4 Mar 2020
This latest episode of the AIQ Podcast explores the psychology of climate change and how to engage individuals in the quest for solutions.
Climate change: The journey from denial to crisis
28 Feb 2020
More than 40 years since a senior NASA scientist told US Congress of concerns about human activities disrupting the climate, experts are warning of an impending climate catastrophe and the financial sector is wrestling with the implications.
Why asset managers cannot be passive on climate change
28 Feb 2020
As active investors step up their engagement efforts on the climate crisis, discussions need to be at the CEO rather than board level, argues David Cumming.