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Leading global impact bond investment manager AIM has won the award for 'Best ESG Investment Fund: Green Bonds' and was a runner-up for 'Most Innovative ESG Initiative' at the ESG Investing Awards 2020.
The ESG Investing Awards 2020 celebrate the best in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) research, ratings, products and sustainability. The awards are the only ones devoted to assessing and evaluating the best companies involved in all areas of ESG investing across the globe.
In assessing AIM, the judges made the following comments:
Best ESG Investment Fund: Green Bonds
Winner: AIM US$ Liquid Impact Fund & LO Global Climate Bond Fund
The judges were impressed by these funds' impact reports together with the work on water bonds* and carbon yield analysis. "The fund manager has developed an innovative approach for calculating the carbon footprint of each asset and integrating it into their investment process."
*Our analysis on water bonds is included in our annual impact report. A sample of the report can be found on our website here.
Most Innovative ESG Initiative
Runner-up: Assessing Physical Risks of Green Bonds
The judges said, "Affirmative Investment Management & South Pole's work assesses whether green assets are at risk from the effects of climate change. The initiative is unique and important for establishing credibility in the green bond market, and will help drive wider adoption of the asset class."
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