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Sustainable investing is entering a new era. We believe that global bond markets and fixed income investors will be a meaningful force in driving sustainable change. Read our latest views in our ESG Report.
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Time tested: Our active ESG investment process takes the same rigorous approach applied to all PIMCO portfolios a step further by also pursuing sustainability objectives.
5* PRI 2021 Scores: PIMCO is committed to the integration of ESG factors in our investment process with 5* scores across 4 out of the 5 relevant PRI 2021 PRI Modules.Footnote1
socially responsible and ESG Assets under managementFootnote2
of holdings of corporate bond issuers engaged on ESG (in 2021)Footnote3
scores across 4 out of the 5 relevant PRI 2021 Modules1Footnote1
Case studies of engagement with bond issuers, industry groups, and clients
PIMCO’s approach to considering material ESG factors in bond markets
An educational overview of the ESG Bond market including green, social, and sustainability-linked bonds
1 Results from PRI's 2021 reporting cycle. Reported as of December 2022. SOURCE: PIMCO, PRI.
PRI Assessment Reports are limited to signatories’ of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and consider a signatory’s responsible investment implementation across its overall investment process, among other factors. PRI Assessment scores are provided per module or asset class, with no overall organization score given. PIMCO’s scores reflect information and data reported by PIMCO to PRI in the 2021 reporting cycle (as of December 31, 2020). Please note that publication of the 2021 public transparency reports was delayed due to changes in PRI’s reporting and assessment process. PRI’s 2021 scoring methodology has changed to reflect the new Reporting Framework. Scores for the 2021 reporting cycle are not comparable to previous years. Prior to 2021, PRI assessments were awarded scores based on a scale from A+ to E, with A+ being highest score and E being the lowest. PRI Assessments awarded from 2021 onward are based on a scale of 1-5 Stars. 1 Star being the lowest score, 5 Stars being the highest. For 2021 Methodology and an overview of the PRI Reporting Framework, please refer to https://dwtyzx6upklss.cloudfront.net/Uploads/j/l/f/assessmentmethodology2021_302746.pdf. For additional information regarding how PRI assesses signatory reporting, please refer to https://www.unpri.org/reporting-and-assessment/how-investors-are-assessed-on-their-reporting/3066.article.
Median scores for modules are calculated as the 50th percentile module percentage score. The dataset and methodology of medians based on PRI signatories' scores can be referenced at https://ctp.unpri.org/dataportalv2/2021_AR_Medians.xlsx.
PIMCO’s 2021 PRI Transparency Report is available on PRI’s website at https://ctp.unpri.org/dataportalv2/transparency and includes PIMCO’s responses to all mandatory indicators, as well as responses to voluntary indicators that PIMCO has agreed to make public. PIMCO’s PRI Assessment Report is available upon request.
The PRI is an investor initiative in partnership with UNEP Finance Initiative and UN Global Compact. return to content↩
2 The figure includes 1) Third party ESG AUM with (i) specified ESG-linked objectives (“ESG” portfolios); or (ii) a focus on a sustainability-related theme (“thematic portfolios”). 2) third party Socially Responsible AUM (negative screened portfolios), which consists of PIMCO-sponsored funds and separate accounts with more than one client-driven values-based exclusion (“socially responsible portfolios”); and 3) Allianz ESG and Socially Responsible AUM. Source: PIMCO. As of 12/31/2022 return to content↩
3 Calculated as % by par-adjusted Firm AUM. Corporate issuer is defined as a non-government legal entity that develops, registers and sells securities to finance its operations. The statistic relates solely to the in-depth engagement activities by PIMCO's ESG analysts.return to content↩
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