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 27% (as at December 2019). 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.

Investments made by Eurizon's sustainable and responsible funds have helped to achieve, among others, the following environmental impact results: 

  • 871,552 tons of CO2 emissions saved; 
  • 257,626,304,583 litres of water saved.

Eurizon has also launched the first green fund managed by an Italian-based SGR,  Eurizon Fund - Absolute Green Bonds, which allows the financing of environmental-related projects with a diversification by both issuer and geographical area, selecting bonds, mainly investment grade, using the criteria defined by GBP (Green Bonds Principles) in order to support the growth of investments related to green environmental issues.

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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