A pioneering approach
Global warming is one of the greatest challenges of the modern world. As a committed investor, we must act and support the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient world. Through the fund, we invest in European companies that are making fundamental changes for a sustainable future.
Within the European equity universe, we identify the companies that can play a major role in the climate transition. First, we exclude companies that produce more carbon-intensive fossil fuels. Then we analyse each stock from two angles, using a selective filter: companies that offer solutions for adapting or alleviating climate change; and companies that are adjusting their operating and production methods to adapt to a world with higher temperatures, while reducing their carbon emissions.
Active commitment to the climate
We are committed to monitoring our investments in relation to the climate and being accountable for their impact. We are also an engaged shareholder and encourage companies to be transparent on ESG criteria. Our focus on market reform helps to ensure the right conditions for effective climate transition are created.
Failure to act on climate-related risks represents a failure to act in the long-term interests of investors.
For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our funds, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.
Aviva Investors Climate Transition European Equity Fund team
Global responsible investment team
Chief Responsible Investment Officer
Global Head of ESG and Strategic Partnerships
Global Head of ESG Investments
ESG Operations Manager
Senior Corporate Governance Analyst
Senior ESG Analyst & Earth Pillar Lead
Senior GRI Analyst, Climate Specialist
Senior ESG Analyst
Senior ESG analyst
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What does the data say? Where have the safe havens gone?
27 May 2022
In this month’s instalment of our visual series on topical themes, we look at how various asset classes are holding up in a turbulent year for financial markets.
The outlook for UK equities
21 Apr 2022
The UK equity market has been unloved by investors for much of the past decade. However, several positive factors suggest UK equities could return to favour.
Back to nature: Why we must act now on the biodiversity crisis
31 Mar 2022
In an age of mass extinctions, policymakers, businesses and financial institutions are beginning to acknowledge the risks associated with biodiversity loss, along with the opportunities that arise from nature-positive solutions.
Now for the hard part…..The challenge of delivering net zero
29 Mar 2022
More than one fifth of the world’s largest listed companies have committed to net-zero targets, but few have detailed roadmaps to get there. Mirza Baig considers the challenges for investors managing transition pathways.
Ukraine-Russia crisis: The implications for global equities
29 Mar 2022
Our global equities team discuss the main direct and indirect consequences of the Ukraine-Russia crisis for stocks.
Politics, activists and ESG: The outlook for UK equities
10 Mar 2022
We bring together members of our UK equities team to discuss the key opportunities and risks in the market.
China, inflation and politics: Three reasons for EM turbulence
24 Feb 2022
Emerging market assets have underperformed developed market peers over the past decade. While this has led to valuation gaps, selectivity will be critical, argues David Nowakowski.
The great digital detox
4 Feb 2022
From Russian hackers interfering in foreign elections to high-profile corporate breaches, people are waking up to some harsh realities around data. We look at what the European call for a ‘Magna Carta’ for data has led to, and explore the investment implications of the growing scrutiny over data privacy.
Where the wild things are: Why investors should care about natural capital
14 Dec 2021
Finance must wake up to the risks associated with biodiversity loss and the opportunities that arise from nature-friendly solutions, argue Eugenie Mathieu, Julie Zhuang and Jonathan Toub.
The future of pharma: Increased returns or the age of biotech?
8 Dec 2021
After decades of low returns on research and development (R&D), the healthcare sector is producing a slew of innovations, from drugs to diagnostics. But with many coming from new entrants, will big pharmaceutical companies manage to keep up with the times?
The long decline: Why trend economic growth is set to go on falling
12 Nov 2021
Trend rates of economic growth, which have been on the decline for decades in the world’s leading economies, look set to fall further. That will have big implications for governments, companies, households and investors, argues Stewart Robertson.
Regulatory shifts in China: A new fork in the road?
12 Oct 2021
Investors in China should view recent interventions by the government in the context of its history and longer-term strategic ambitions, argues Amy Kam.
The AIQ Podcast: China's tech crackdown
21 Sep 2021
China’s regulators are taking swift, radical action against tech companies they consider to be too big and powerful. How should foreign investors respond?
The taming of the few
27 Aug 2021
Despite accusations Big Tech companies are too powerful, their stranglehold across sectors will be hard to loosen. However, while investors need to keep a watchful eye on developments, Big Tech’s stranglehold on numerous economic sectors will be hard to loosen.
Are bond investors too complacent about inflation?
11 Aug 2021
US Treasury yields have fallen appreciably in recent weeks, seemingly dismissing the threat of rising consumer prices. Some investors could be in for a nasty surprise if inflation proves more intransigent than anticipated, argue Michael Grady and Katarina Cohrs.
Investors should confront the dark side of tech
9 Jul 2021
Technology firms are often favoured by ESG funds because of their ostensibly clean, asset-light business models. But investors need to look deeper and challenge unethical and unsustainable practices across the industry, argue Louise Piffaut and Charles Devereux.