Sustainable Investing Report

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

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PIMCO’s Capabilities

We aim to be a leading sustainable investment solutions provider

$556B

Assets under management in sustainability strategies

Over 75%

PIMCO's firm-wide market value in corporate assets engaged on ESG topics (in 2022)

Featured PIMCO ESG Funds

Find sustainable fixed income strategies with PIMCO's range of ESG investing funds.

ESG Funds

Sustainable Investing Report and Policy Statements

Annual Sustainable Investing Report

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

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PIMCO Sustainable Investment Policy Statement

Leadership in sustainable investing is essential to deliver on our clients’ financial objectives while sustainable long-term economic growth is essential to maintain healthy markets.

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More Resources

ESG Bonds 101

An educational overview of the ESG Bond market including green, social, and sustainability-linked bonds

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Corporate Responsibility Report

Annual update on PIMCO’s progress in the critical areas of sustainability and corporate responsibility

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PIMCO Statement on Human Rights

This statement outlines PIMCO’s approach to human rights with respect to the firm’s employees, vendors and investments.

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Guidance for Corporate Sustainable Bond Issuance

PIMCO’s ESG (environmental, social, and governance) analyst team outlines the following best practices for issuers of green, social, sustainability or sustainability-linked bonds.

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Guidance for Sovereign Sustainable Bond Issuance

PIMCO’s ESG (environmental, social, and governance) analyst team outlines the following best practices for Sovereign issuers of green, social, sustainability, sustainability-linked or SDG bonds.

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Disclosures

Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the funds carefully before investing. This and other information are contained in the fund's prospectus and summary prospectus, if available, which may be obtained by contacting your investment professional or PIMCO representative or by visiting www.pimco.com. Please read them carefully before you invest or send money.

1 As of 31 March 2024. 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 firm-wide market value of corporate issuers engaged on ESG topics from Jan 1-Dec 31, 2022. Includes all engagements conducted by ESG and credit analysts. Calculated as % by par-adjusted AUM as of 31 December 2022. Corporate issuers are credits covered by PIMCO’s corporate analyst team. 

4 PIMCO Climate Bond Fund is designed to offer a global, flexible, multi-sector credit portfolio that aims to help foster the transition to a net zero carbon economy while seeking risk-adjusted returns comparable to an investment grade portfolio. To do so, the fund invests in a diversified portfolio of multi-sector global bonds from issuers of labeled and unlabeled green bonds, as well as companies we believe are demonstrating climate change leadership across the value chain. Please see the Fund's prospectus for more detailed information related to its investment objectives and strategies.

5 PIMCO ESG Income Fund is a diversified portfolio of fixed income securities that is actively managed to maximize current income while focusing on environmental-, social- and governance-oriented (ESG) principles. Long-term capital appreciation is a secondary objective. Please see the Fund's prospectus for more detailed information related to its investment objectives, investment strategies and approach to ESG.

6 PIMCO Total Return ESG Fund is a diversified portfolio of high-quality bonds that is actively managed to maximize return in a risk-controlled framework while focusing on environmental-, social-, and governance oriented (ESG) principles. Please see the Fund's prospectus for more detailed information related to its investment objectives, investment strategies and approach to ESG.

7 PIMCO Enhanced Short Maturity Active ESG Exchange-Traded Fund (EMNT) is an actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that seeks maximum current income, consistent with preservation of capital and daily liquidity, while incorporating PIMCO s environmental-, social- and governance-oriented (ESG) investment strategy. EMNT will primarily invest in short duration investment grade debt securities, and will disclose all portfolio holdings on a daily basis. The average portfolio duration of EMNT will vary based on PIMCO's economic forecasts and active investment process decisions, and will not normally exceed one year. Please see the Fund's prospectus for more detailed information related to its investment objectives, investment strategies and approach to ESG.

8 PIMCO RAFI ESG U.S. Exchange-Traded Fund (RAFE) is a smart beta exchange-traded fund (ETF) that seeks to provide total return that closely corresponds, before fees and expenses, to the total return of the RAFI ESG US Index. The RAFI ESG US Index is a long-only, smart beta index that seeks to achieve the dual objectives of social responsibility and long-horizon outperformance of the broad market. Please see the Fund’s prospectus for more detailed information related to its investment objectives, investment strategies and its index’s approach to ESG.

9 PIMCO Low Duration ESG Fund is a diversified portfolio of short- and intermediate-term bonds that is actively managed to maximize return in a risk-controlled framework while focusing on environmental-, social-, and governance oriented (ESG) principles.[1] Please see the Fund’s prospectus for more detailed information related to its investment objectives, investment strategies and approach to ESG**.

** The Fund considers ESG factors to choose securities that comprise the fund and to proactively engage with issuers to realize ESG-objectives. Environmental (“E”) factors can include matters such as climate change, pollution, waste, and how an issuer protects and/or conserves natural resources. Social (“S”) factors can include how an issuer manages its relationships with individuals, such as its employees, shareholders, customers and its community. Governance (“G”) factors can include how an issuer operates, such as its leadership, pay and incentive structures, internal controls, and the rights of equity and debt holders.

PIMCO is committed to the integration of Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") factors into our broad research process and engaging with issuers on sustainability factors and our climate change investment analysis. At PIMCO, we define ESG integration as the consistent consideration of material ESG factors into our investment research process with the goal of enhancing our clients’ risk-adjusted returns. Relevant factors may include, but are not limited to: climate change risks, resource efficiency, natural capital, human capital management, human rights, regulatory risks, and reputation risk at an issuer. Further information is available in PIMCO’s Sustainable Investment Policy Statement.

With respect to comingled funds with sustainability strategies and guidelines (“funds that follow sustainability strategies and guidelines”), we have built on PIMCO’s over 50-year core investment processes, while actively incorporating sustainability principles. Through these guiding principles—excluding issuers fundamentally misaligned with sustainability factors, evaluating issuers using proprietary and independent ESG scoring (in addition to externally sourced and internally developed criteria), and engaging with issuers on ESG-related topics with the objective of improving investment outcomes - funds that follow sustainability strategies and guidelines seek to deliver attractive returns while also pursing to provide a vehicle through which investors can meet their sustainability preferences. Please see each fund that follows sustainability strategies and guidelines prospectus for more detailed information related to its investment objectives, investment strategies and approach to ESG.

Different fund types (e.g. ETFs, open-ended investment companies) and fund share classes are subject to different fees and expenses (which may affect performance). They may also have different minimum investment requirements and be entitled to different services.

Exchange Traded Funds (“ETF”) are afforded certain exemptions from the Investment Company Act. The exemptions allow, among other things, for individual shares to trade on the secondary market. Individual shares cannot be directly purchased from or redeemed by the ETF. Purchases and redemptions directly with ETFs are only accomplished through creation unit aggregations or “baskets” of shares. Shares of an ETF, traded on the secondary market, are bought and sold at market price (not NAV). Brokerage commissions will reduce returns. Investment policies, management fees and other information can be found in the individual ETF’s prospectus. Investing in the bond market is subject to certain risks including the risk that fixed income securities will decline in value because of changes in interest rates; the risk that fund shares could trade at prices other than the net asset value; and the risk that the manager's investment decisions might not produce the desired results. Buying or selling ETF shares on an exchange may require the payment of fees, such as brokerage commissions, and other fees to financial intermediaries. In addition, an investor may incur costs attributed to the difference between the highest price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase shares of the Fund (bid) and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept for shares of the Fund (ask) when buying or selling shares in the secondary market (the bid-ask spread). Due to the costs inherent in buying or selling Fund shares, frequent trading may detract significantly from investment returns. Investment in Fund shares may not be advisable for investors who expect to engage in frequent trading. Current holdings are subject to risk. Holdings are subject to change at any time. An investment in an ETF involves risk, including the loss of principal. Investment return, price, yield and Net Asset Value (NAV) will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Investments may be worth more or less than the original cost when redeemed. ETF shares may be bought or sold throughout the day at their market price on the exchange on which they are listed. However, there can be no guarantee that an active trading market for PIMCO ETF shares will develop or be maintained, or that their listing will continue or remain unchanged. Premium/Discount is the difference between the market price and NAV expressed as a percentage of NAV.

A word about risk: 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. Investing in foreign denominated and/or domiciled securities may involve heightened risk due to currency fluctuations, and economic and political risks, which may be enhanced in emerging markets. Mortgage and asset-backed securities may be sensitive to changes in interest rates, subject to early repayment risk, and their value may fluctuate in response to the market’s perception of issuer creditworthiness; while generally supported by some form of government or private guarantee there is no assurance that private guarantors will meet their obligations. High-yield, lower-rated, securities involve greater risk than higher-rated securities; portfolios that invest in them may be subject to greater levels of credit and liquidity risk than portfolios that do not. Equities may decline in value due to both real and perceived general market, economic, and industry conditions. Derivatives may involve certain costs and risks such as liquidity, interest rate, market, credit, management and the risk that a position could not be closed when most advantageous. Investing in derivatives could lose more than the amount invested. Diversification does not ensure against loss. A Fund's ESG investing strategy may select or exclude securities of certain issuers for reasons other than financial performance. Such strategy carries the risk that the Fund's performance will differ from similar funds that do not utilize an ESG investing strategy. For example, the application of this strategy could affect the Fund's exposure to certain sectors or types of investments, which could negatively impact the Fund's performance. 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 assurance that the ESG investing strategy or techniques employed will be successful. Past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future results.

For risks related to a specific fund, please refer to the Fund's prospectus or summary prospectus if available.

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.

PIMCO as a general matter provides services to qualified institutions, financial intermediaries and institutional investors. Individual investors should contact their own financial professional to determine the most appropriate investment options for their financial situation. This material contains the current opinions of the manager and such opinions are subject to change without notice. This material has been distributed for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. No part of this material may be reproduced in any form, or referred to in any other publication, without express written permission. PIMCO is a trademark of Allianz Asset Management of America LLC in the United States and throughout the world.

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