AIM are a leading exponent of disclosure and reporting by bond issuers and the provision of impact data on a portfolio basis. They pursue impact investing opportunities in fixed income with a strong ESG and sustainability base and have been at the forefront of international green bond development with both CBI and international financial institutions since 2010. The AIM team holds the longest track record in the market for managing a green bond fund against a mainstream benchmark stretching back over five years.
Stuart Kinnersley CEO AIM:
“AIM is delighted to become a Climate Bonds Partner. We look forward to working even more closely with CBI and other Partners to actively seek meaningful mobilisation of debt markets to help combat climate change.”
“Climate Bonds international advocacy for accelerated action around climate finance aligns well with our investment focus on building resilient communities and shifting to low carbon economies. We believe investing should have a positive environmental and/or social ambition, Climate Bonds is working to achieve this on a global basis, hence our longstanding support. Becoming a Partner formalises our existing cooperative relationship. “
Sean Kidney CEO Climate Bonds:
“The AIM approach of providing annual impact reporting, disclosure around use of proceeds and data provision on investment outputs and key results is an example of best practice amongst managers.”
“Similar principles around transparency and disclosure have been incorporated into Climate Bonds Standards. Improved reporting should become standard amongst market participants and increasingly embedded in green bond market frameworks.”
“AIM have been an influential supporter of green bond market development. They have led the way by integrating green bond strategies into a range of mainstream benchmarked portfolios.”
About Climate Bonds Initiative: The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) is an investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in the low-carbon economy. For more information, please visit www.climatebonds.net
About Affirmative Investment Managers (AIM): Based in London. AIM is the world’s first dedicated green and impact bond fund manager.
Partners Program: NGOs, banks, institutional investors and governments are eligible to join as Climate Bond Partners to help rapidly grow a market of green and climate bonds. Partners assist in developing initiatives to grow investment in climate solutions, participate in different market development committees & help define policy agendas for sector, country & sub-national programs.
A list of CBI Partners is available here.