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Sustainable Investing Report

Read our latest views on the sustainable investing landscape, including key emerging themes and case studies.

Sustainable Investing Report

Case studies of engagement with bond issuers, industry groups, and clients.

Annual ESG Investing Report
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Disclosures

1 The figure includes Third party and Allianz AUM with strategies that include (i) minimum standards that refine the investment opportunity set based on client directed exclusions criteria (“exclusionary” portfolios); (ii) a focus on enhancing the sustainable characteristics of the portfolio in comparison to its investment universe (“enhanced” portfolios) or (iii) a focus on achieving a specific environmental/ social objective in addition to a financial objective (“thematic” portfolios).

2 About 75% of PIMCO’s firmwide market value of corporate issuers engaged on ESG topics from Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2023. Includes all engagements conducted by ESG and credit analysts. Calculated as % by par-adjusted AUM as of 31 December 2023. Corporate issuers are credits covered by PIMCO’s corporate analyst team.

Sustainable Strategies are strategies with client-driven sustainability requirements. For these strategies, PIMCO actively incorporates sustainability principles (i.e. excluding issuers fundamentally misaligned with sustainability factors, evaluating issuers using proprietary and independent ESG scoring) consistent with those strategies and guidelines. Further information is available in PIMCO’s Sustainable Investment Policy Statement. For information about funds that follow sustainability strategies and guidelines, please refer to the fund’s prospectus for more detailed information related to its investment objectives, investment strategies, and approach to sustainable investment.

All investments contain risk and may lose value. Investing in the bond market is subject to risks, including market, interest rate, issuer, credit, inflation risk, and liquidity risk. The value of most bonds and bond strategies are impacted by changes in interest rates. Bonds and bond strategies with longer durations tend to be more sensitive and volatile than those with shorter durations; bond prices generally fall as interest rates rise, and low interest rate environments increase this risk. Reductions in bond counterparty capacity may contribute to decreased market liquidity and increased price volatility. Bond investments may be worth more or less than the original cost when redeemed.

There is no guarantee that these investment strategies will work under all market conditions or are appropriate for all investors and each investor should evaluate their ability to invest long-term, especially during periods of downturn in the market.

ESG investing is qualitative and subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the factors utilized by PIMCO or any judgment exercised by PIMCO will reflect the opinions of any particular investor, and the factors utilized by PIMCO may differ from the factors that any particular investor considers relevant in evaluating an issuer’s ESG practices. In evaluating an issuer, PIMCO is dependent upon information and data obtained through voluntary or third-party reporting that may be incomplete, inaccurate or unavailable, or present conflicting information and data with respect to an issuer, which in each case could cause PIMCO to incorrectly assess an issuer’s business practices with respect to its ESG practices. Socially responsible norms differ by region, and an issuer’s ESG practices or PIMCO’s assessment of an issuer’s ESG practices may change over time. There is no standardized industry definition or certification for certain ESG categories, for example “green bonds”; as such, the inclusion of securities in these statistics involves PIMCO’s subjectivity and discretion. There is no assurance that the ESG investing strategy or techniques employed will be successful. Past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future results.

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