Amundi Pioneer is the U.S. business of Amundi, Europe’s largest asset manager and among the world’s ten largest asset managers.* Amundi Pioneer was formed in July 2017 when Amundi acquired Pioneer Investments, and includes the operations of Amundi Pioneer Asset Management USA, Inc., based in Boston and Durham, NC. Boston is one of Amundi’s six main global investment hubs and offers a broad range of fixed-income, equity, and multi-asset investment solutions in close partnership with wealth management firms, distribution platforms, and institutional investors across the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Our long history of proprietary research, robust risk management, disciplined investment processes, and strong client relationships have made Amundi Pioneer an investment adviser of choice among leading institutional and individual investors worldwide. Amundi Pioneer had approximately $87 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2018. * Source IPE “Top 400 asset managers” published in June 2018 and based on AUM as of end December 2017.
Trucost is part of S&P Dow Jones Indices. A leader in carbon and environmental data and risk analysis, Trucost assesses risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader environmental, social, and governance factors. Companies and financial institutions use Trucost intelligence to understand their ESG exposure to these factors, inform resilience and identify transformative solutions for a more sustainable global economy. S&P Global’s commitment to environmental analysis and product innovation allows us to deliver essential ESG investment-related information to the global marketplace. For more information, visit www.trucost.com. About S&P Dow Jones Indices S&P Dow Jones Indices is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than based on any other provider in the world. With over 1,000,000 indices and more than 120 years of experience constructing innovative and transparent solutions, S&P Dow Jones Indices defines the way investors measure and trade the markets. S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies, and governments to make decisions with confidence.
The World’s First Dedicated Green and Impact Bond Fund Management Company AIM focuses solely on Fixed Income and Cash investments which generate positive environmental and social externalities. AIM's approach is a fusion of mainstream portfolio management and sustainability, without compromising either. Our approach is new in the market place, drawing upon the experience of a team of leading experts in investment and sustainability, providing positive solutions to global challenges.
Domini Impact Investments LLC is an SEC-registered investment adviser that specializes exclusively in responsible investing. We serve individual and institutional investors who wish tocreate positive social and environmental outcomes while seeking competitive financial returns. Domini manages three mutual funds: the Domini Impact Equity Fund (large-cap domesticequity), the Domini International Impact Equity Fund (large to mid-cap international equity), and the Domini Impact Bond Fund (U.S. intermediate term fixed income). Domini is responsiblefor the development and application of each fund’s social and environmental standards. In addition, we engage with companies in our equity fund portfolios to pursue ESG goals.
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; BMI Research, an independent provider of country risk and industry analysis specializing in emerging and frontier markets; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
MSCI ESG Research products and services are provided by MSCI ESG Research LLC, and are designed to provide in-depth research, ratings and analysis of environmental, social and governance-related business practices to companies worldwide. ESG ratings, data and analysis from MSCI ESG Research LLC. are also used in the construction of the MSCI ESG Indexes. MSCI ESG Research LLC is a Registered Investment Adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and a subsidiary of MSCI Inc.
For four decades, State Street Global Advisors has served the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors. With a rigorous, risk-aware approach built on research, analysis and market-tested experience, we build from a breadth of active and index strategies to create cost-effective solutions. As stewards, we help portfolio companies see that what is fair for people and sustainable for the planet can deliver long-term performance. And, as pioneers in index, ETF, and ESG investing, we are always inventing new ways to invest. As a result, we have become the world’s third largest asset manager with nearly US $2.72 trillion* under our care. *This figure is presented as of June 30, 2018 and includes approximately $53 billion of assets with respect to SPDR products for which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) acts solely as the marketing agent. SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) is one of the world’s largest environmental nonprofit organizations, with more than two million members and a staff of over 700 scientists, economists, policy experts, and other professionals around the world. EDF finds practical and lasting solutions grounded in science and economics to the most serious environmental problems. Working with businesses, scientists and academics, EDF is taking a leading role in minimizing the environmental and health risks associated with the global development of oil and natural gas.
Ecosphere+ is a new venture founded by the award winning Althelia Climate Fund with the founding mission of building markets that value carbon and incentivise sustainable business models. Ecosphere + seeks to partner with businesses, consumers and investors who want to deliver concrete actions towards a climate resilient economy by connecting them with assets from projects and programmes that are critical to delivery of the <2oC carbon budget through preserving the valuable carbon stored in tropical forests and other critical landscapes. The Ecosphere + portfolio includes projects that deliver a range of environmental and societal benefits as well as valuable physical commodities including deforestation-free agricultural produce such as coffee and cocoa created through sustainable agroforestry systems.