Building sustainable value

ESG integration is essential to enhancing and protecting the value of the investments we manage.
This is why we embed robust ESG criteria into every aspect of our decision-making

Our approach

Responsible investment lives at the core of AXA IM Alts’ approach to business. We consider both financial and non-financial criteria in our investment decisions and our active approach to ownership.

Highly selective

We clearly define our investable universe and restrict investments that carry the most material risks, specifically in areas that could negatively impact climate change, biodiversity and human rights.

Impact assessment

We employ proprietary methodologies to create quantitative and qualitative assessments. These measure the environmental and social impacts of our investments, and their exposure to the risks caused by climate change.

Active ownership

We set clear targets to create and enhance the value of our assets through active management. These include expanding access to green energy and developing deeper engagement with tenants and partners.

Committed to bold targets

Net zero 1

we have pledged to be net zero by 2050

75 %1

of real assets (by AUM) certified by 2030

4 star1

minimum four-star GRESB rating by 2023

50 %1

of Paris assets on 1.5°-2° trajectory by 2025

50 %1

tenants and partners engaged by 2021

75 %1

of assets covered by ESG rating methodology

Our ESG2 strategy

Using our 360° approach, we integrate and embed robust ESG considerations into our actions and decision-making. Our three strategic pillars focus our efforts and maximise our sustainability impact.


We invest in assets and projects that promote energy efficiency, renewables and natural solutions. Meanwhile, through active management and alignment with the Paris Agreement, we are reducing the carbon impact of existing assets.


Resilience is built into our assets, so they can withstand the impacts of climate change and transitional risks of shifting to a low-carbon economy. These changes also add sustainable value to our assets.

Building tomorrow

We focus our creativity and capital for the greatest impact, engaging with stakeholders to embed sustainability across our investments. Together, we’re creating a world in which future generations can thrive.

Showcasing our approach to sustainability

Watch a video about the actions we take.

Real action, Real results
Case studies

Dolphin Square, London

Energy-efficient upgrades that will enable near-zero carbon emissions are breathing new life into an iconic London residential property.

Case studies

Technocampus, Berlin

An historic Berlin asset is on the path to energy self-sufficiency while delivering the highest quality office space for tenants.

Case studies

Telli, Aarau

A vast refurbishment of this asset in Switzerland will save 1,000 tonnes of CO2 each year and reduce energy consumption by 46%.

Case studies

Black, Paris

We believe this new development in Paris may become the blueprint for holistic, sustainable offices of the future.

Case studies

Botanical Place, West Byfleet, England

Situated in West Byfleet village, UK, Botanical Place is a sustainable, integrated retirement village where we are building a vibrant community hub for our residents and the local community.

Case studies

22 Bishopsgate, London,

Located at the centre of London’s City, 22 Bishopsgate is setting a new standard for sustainable, smart and social office space.

Real action, Real results
Case Study

Tour First, Paris

After more than 60 years as one of the world’s most desirable business districts, Paris La Défense has its sights set on being a global leader in sustainability. At the heart of the action is the First Tower.

AXA IM corporate policies

As part of AXA Group, we take a shared approach across the organisation toward essential governance matters like conduct, policy and reporting. And we give additional consideration to the differences between our operating platforms.

Clear guidance

AXA corporate policies set out clear guidance for all AXA IM employees on matters such as whistleblowing, diversity and inclusion, money-laundering, and other ethical and behavioural imperatives.

Ethical choices

Sustainable development issues are a primary concern for the world. We recognise this by following a Responsible Investment Policy, enabling us to embed ESG criteria into our decision-making.

Responsible investing

Investing responsibly

We are committed to a responsible investment strategy that creates a sustainable and positive future.

Read our responsible investment policies

When possible, recyclable components and eco-friendly materials like wood and wood fibre are used in our real estate assets in place of concrete and steel. This helps minimise the need for future demolition of our real estate assets.

Responsible investing

Empowering positive change

Our annual ESG report sets out our environmental and social strategy, achievements and targets.

Download the full report

Risk Warning

No assurance can be given that our strategies will be successful. Investors can lose some or all of their capital invested.


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    ESG Disclaimer

    The ESG data used in the investment process are based on ESG methodologies which rely in part on third party data, and in some cases are internally developed. They are subjective and may change over time. Despite several initiatives, the lack of harmonised definitions can make ESG criteria heterogeneous. As such, the different investment strategies that use ESG criteria and ESG reporting are difficult to compare with each other. Strategies that incorporate ESG criteria and those that incorporate sustainable development criteria may use ESG data that appear similar but which should be distinguished because their calculation method may be different.