Welcome to our responsible investing hub
If you’re like the 8 in 10 Irish investors1 who want to invest responsibly but don’t really know where to start, our short videos will help you learn more about ESG investing and some of our ESG offerings.
We’re committed to investing your money responsibly
With an Aviva pension, savings or investment product, you can secure a brighter future for yourself and the planet. Aviva’s commitment to investing responsibly started in the 1970s and today we have strong sustainability credentials.
Net Zero 2040
We’re the only major global insurer with a net zero emissions target for our investments by 2040.
5 Star Rated
We helped to author the world’s first corporate governance code and the UN Principles for Responsible Investment in 2006. Today we’re five star rated for our approach to responsible investments2.
We have won multiple awards for our approach to sustainability, including the ESG Manager of the Year at the 2021 Irish Pension Awards and the 2023 Irish Pension Awards.
No. 1 in Europe
We were ranked 1st in Europe and 2nd globally in the World Benchmarking Alliance‘s first Financial System Benchmark in 2022, which measures how the world’s 400 most influential financial institutions are transforming the financial system for a more just and sustainable future3.
Aviva Investors, who manage many funds on our customers’ behalf, are ranked 3rd in the world and only 1 of 4 of the world's largest asset managers to receive an A rating from Share Action4.
Aviva Investors also have a dedicated team of ESG Analysts providing proprietary ESG insights5.
Want to learn more about why you should make Aviva Investors your No. 1 choice for ESG – Watch our short video
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Peter Smith, one minute pitch why Aviva Investor’s for ESG – your time starts now..
Why Aviva for ESG?
Peter Smith, Investment Director, Aviva Investors: We aim to be carbon net zero company by 2040, the most ambitious plan of any major global insurer.
Do you offer investments that consider ESG factors?
Peter Smith: Yes, we offer a range of investments that are aligned with ESG regulations.
How is ESG integrated into your funds?
Peter Smith: Aviva Investors have a dedicated team of 40 ESG analysts. That allow us to monitor and engage with the companies we invest in on your behalf.
How do I know that Aviva is really making a change?
Peter Smith: Last year we engaged with over 3000 companies and countries on ESG issues, and we aim to reduce the carbon intensity of our investments by 60% by 2030.
And how does Aviva compare to its peers?
Peter Smith: We are the top ranked financial institution in Europe for supporting a sustainable world, additionally, out of 77 Global investment managers, we are ranked third when it comes to voting and engaging with companies.
Peter your time is up.
To find out more about ESG investing talk to your Financial Broker.
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Investments that don’t cost the earth
Across our pension, savings and investment products, we offer responsible funds6 that suit your needs and the level of risk you’re comfortable taking. We encourage both our internal and external managers to manage their funds in line with European Sustainability Regulations6. We do this as we believe that funds that invest in well-run companies that consider social equality and environmental factors will outperform over the long term. We also know how important value is to our customers. That’s why many of these funds are available at our standard charge or lower. This simply means you do not have to pay more to invest responsibly.
ESG investing is core to our Multi-Asset ESG Range
Our Multi-Asset ESG funds are the most popular funds selected by our customers. As well as incorporating ESG considerations into how the funds are managed6, they offer you:
- Diversification across different asset classes, such as equities and bonds
- Options that are aligned with your preference for risk, from those that are more cautious to those who are comfortable with higher levels of risk for the potential of higher returns
- Options that suit your investment style preference, such as active and passive approaches
- A cost-effective investment option, with all funds available at our standard charge or lower
Managed for You - Multi-Asset ESG Range
Multi-Asset ESG Active
Standard Annual Management Charge
Multi-Asset ESG Passive Plus
0.05% Discount to Standard Annual Management Charge
ESG Fixed Allocation
0.1% Discount Standard Annual Management Charge
My Future ESG Lifestyle Strategy
0.1% Discount to Standard Annual Management Charge
Sustainability Related Disclosures
Want expert advice on pensions and retirement? Contact your Financial Broker today.
Important information to consider.
Fund availability varies by product type. Please contact your Financial Broker for details of the funds available by product type.
Warning: The value of your investment may go down as well as up.
Warning: If you invest in these products you may lose some or all of the money you invest.
Warning: Past performance is not a reliable guide to future performance.
Warning: These products may be affected by changes in currency exchange rates.
1. Source: iReach survey carried out on behalf of Aviva October 2022. Survey covers 458 Irish pension holders.
2. Source: UNPRI 2021.
3..Source: World Benchmarking Alliance 2022. Find out more here.
4. Source: Share Action, February 2023.
5. Source: Aviva Investors 31 December 2022.
6. In our sustainability guide you will learn more about our funds that are classified as Article 8 Funds under the European Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). These include all our Multi-Asset ESG Funds. Article 8 unit-linked funds promote environmental or social characteristics or a combination of these two characteristics.
Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland Designated Activity Company, a private company limited by shares. Registered in Ireland No. 165970. Registered office at Building 12, Cherrywood Business Park, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin, D18 W2P5. Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland Designated Activity Company, trading as Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland and Friends First, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. Tel (01) 898 7950.