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.

HOW WE BRING ESG INTO ACTION AS BONDHOLDERS

 
 
 
 
 
 
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