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:

Financial returns and effective climate risk management

Portfolio resilience with focus on downside protection

To support the transition to a low-carbon world

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.

Holistic assessment

Our proprietary model covers a broad range of industries and seeks to reduce decarbonisation and physical climate risks embedded in corporate value chains. This results in a high conviction, but diversified portfolio.

Portfolio construction

A robust risk process allows our best idiosyncratic ideas to be allocated with a degree of flexibility. Our dedicated credit, ESG and climate specialists support this by collaborating throughout the research process.

Positive climate outcomes

We use our scale and influence to engage in a firm-wide corporate engagement programme. This is bolstered by a robust escalation process and active advocation for market reform.

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.

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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.

Key risks

For further information on the risks and risk profiles of our funds, please refer to the relevant KIID and Prospectus.

Investment risk

The value of an investment and any income from it can go down as well as up and can fluctuate in response to changes in currency and exchange rates. Investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Credit risk

Bond values are affected by changes in interest rates and the bond issuer's creditworthiness. Bonds that offer the potential for a higher income typically have a greater risk of default.

Derivatives risk

The fund uses derivatives; these can be complex and highly volatile. Derivatives may not perform as expected, which means the fund may suffer significant losses.

Illiquid securities risk

Certain assets held in the fund could, by nature, be hard to value or to sell at a desired time or at a price considered to be fair (especially in large quantities), and as a result their prices could be very volatile.

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