Sustainable green investments

Eurizon Capital, the Asset Management company of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, is the first asset management company in Italy on sustainable and responsible funds with a market share of almost 21.9% (as at December 2020). For years it has been committed to formulating and promoting new rules and conduct that focus on sustainable investment issues. Having adhered to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment in 2015, Eurizon Capital is particularly attentive to the policies implemented by the issuers that it invests in, in the belief that healthy corporate governance policies and practices, which incorporate environmental, social and good governance issues, are able to create value for all stakeholders in the long term.

In 2017, Eurizon decided to integrate ESG factors and SRI principles into its investment process. In particular, it adopted a specific methodology for selecting and monitoring financial instruments with the aim of integrate within the investment choices made in the context of collective asset management services, portfolio management and recommendations made with reference to the investment advisory service, a process of selection of financial instruments that takes into account ESG factors and principles of sustainable and responsible investment.

In June 2020, the asset management company drafted the Global Impact Report regarding Eurizon Fund Absolute Green Bonds, which details the results of the quantitative impact analysis and the contribution to the UN’s SDGs. The investments made during the analysis period (1 July 2019 - 30 June 2020) helped to achieve key environmental and social impact results, such as:

  • a generating capacity of 310 megawatts, thanks to the financing of plants that produce renewable energy; these plants produced around 721,973 megawatt/hours of energy
  • energy savings of around 64,833 megawatt/hours thanks to investments in sustainable infrastructure (real estate and transport)
  •  a reduction in annual emissions of harmful gases of over 458,000 tonnes of CO2
  • the saving and purification of over 134 million litres of water through investments in plants and production processes
  • the recycling of 10,068 tonnes of waste
  • 53 jobs created by the entire portfolio.

For every million euro invested, the following results are obtained: 837 megawatt/hours produced, 156,037 litres of water saved or purified and a reduction of 532 tonnes of CO2.

The sustainable investment offering also includes Fideuram, the Private Banking Division that specializes in offering consulting services to meet the financial, social security and insurance needs of Private and HNWI (High Net Worth Individual) customers. The progressive integration of ESG criteria is taking place across the range of offerings (administered, own funds and third parties, personalised management mandates, internal insurance funds, private insurance policies). With regard to wealth management lines, through Fideuram Investments, individual investment solutions have been created that meet the criteria of ethics and sustainability.

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