PIMCO ESG Investing Report 2018

Learn how we are pushing global bond markets towards financing a more sustainable future.


Pushing Bond Markets Further

We are pleased to share our second-annual ESG Investing Report, which takes a closer, quantifiable look at our ESG engagement with issuers, integration across fixed income sectors and commitment to developing solutions for our clients.

ESG momentum within PIMCO – as well as within the broader fixed income investment community – remains strong and growing. We hope you get a sense for that as you read our latest report.


An Extensive and Robust Framework

Our growing specialist teams have been busy improving, updating and enhancing the ESG framework across the major sectors of the bond market with an additional focus on identifying best in class or strongly improving ESG issuers.

Source: PIMCO as of 31 December 2018.

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Climate Change Risk Analysis

We view the energy transition and global temperature rise as of utmost importance for fixed income investors, which is why climate change considerations are integrated into our investment process through our ESG assessments. We use a proprietary methodology and analysis that reflect fixed income’s specific features, and we actively engage with issuers on climate change mitigation and readiness.

Technology for ESG Investing

Access to high-quality data has been one of the biggest challenges to ESG investing. However, the volume, quality and comparability of ESG data has improved rapidly over the past several years, and we have been investing in the team and the technology to incorporate this nascent ESG data into our investment process.

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