AIM Featured in Mckinsey Report on ESG Innovation

Affirmative Investment Management was recently cited in the McKinsey Report, “Sustaining Sustainability: What Institutional Investors should do next on ESG” as 1 of 4 investment managers demonstrating that ESG investing as an area of innovation.

McKinsey notes that “Affirmative Investment Management is one of a handful of investors that are exploring how best to integrate sustainability into credit strategies. It focuses solely on fixed-income and cash investments with explicit positive ESG outcomes. The company believes that ESG factors bring an additional layer of insight to fundamental credit analysis and can materially reduce default risk. It also sees itself as a market builder, helping to expand the demand for “green bonds.” In addition, Affirmative is committed not only to measuring its financial performance but also to reporting on the use of proceeds, including the known environmental and social impact of the activities funded” The full mention can be read, in the sidebar, here.

Knowledge of the environmental and social impacts of the activities funded is becoming an area of increasing interest for many investors, and it is a fundamental part of our work. AIM is privileged to gain recognition by McKinsey for our integrity, commitment to ESG, and an innovative model allowing institutional investors to invest in positive social and environmental externalities without sacrificing financial return.