Axa Insurance in Singapore has added two investment funds that aim to positively contribute to the UN”s Sustainable Development Goals on its platform.
The Mirova Global Sustainable Equity Fund, managed by Natixis Investment Managers affiliate Mirova, and Robeco’s RebecoSAM SDG Credit Income Fund will be available to customers under Axa’s investment-linked plan (ILP) fund offerings.
“Today, as the second most responsible insurer according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index 2020, we take ESG considerations into account in investment decisions for our investment portfolio, and invest in green assets and impact funds,” Li Choo Kwek-Perroy, managing director for life at Axa Insurance, said in the statement.
“With the introduction of ESG funds, we are building on this momentum and making sustainable investing accessible to customers who may increasingly look to invest with purpose and not just for profit, offering them an avenue to do this via our investment-linked solutions,” he added.
Axa will be working with its distributors to raise awareness amongst customers who are interested in sustainable investing, according to the statement. The firm aims that all Axa distributors will be well-versed in the essentials of sustainable investing, including how ESG information is integrated, trends and misconceptions, as well as performance and results using case studies through an e-learning module offered by Robeco.