ESG Investing
in Fixed Income

PIMCO is committed to the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors
in our investment process and developing innovative ESG solutions for clients.

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PIMCO ESG Platform

In 2017 PIMCO launched a range of dedicated fixed income ESG strategies combining ESG-focused portfolio construction with active engagement and transparent reporting.

Targeting Performance and Positive Change

Exclude

Restrict investment in issuers fundamentally misaligned with sustainability practices

Examples of exclusions

  • Controversial weapons
  • Tobacco
  • Pornography
  • Coal

Evaluate

Emphasize best-in-class ESG issuers and prime ESG engagement candidates in portfolio construction

Attributes of best-in-class issuers

  • Good environmental practices
  • Strong corporate governance
  • Industry-leading social policies

Engage

Engage collaboratively with issuers to change ESG-related business practices

Sample engagement questions

  • Are you developing a framework for climate risk reporting?
  • What is your policy on parental leave?
  • Do you have a culture and conduct committee?

Engagement & Impact

Within PIMCO’s dedicated ESG strategies, we focus on identifying and engaging with companies that have the ability and willingness to improve ESG-related business practices. We believe that successful engagement has the potential to lower credit risk, unlock value and influence change.

IN 2018 WE CONTACTED 147 CORPORATE ISSUERS THROUGH OUR ESG ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM

Overall response rate

 

Engagement activity by region

 

Engagement activity by topic

 
SOURCE: PIMCO as of 31 December 2018. In 2018 PIMCO contacted 147 corporate issuers and received detailed responses from 119 companies. Charts based on the percentage of companies contacted by region and the percentage of engagement questions by topic..