PIMCO ESG Bond Funds

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

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PIMCO ESG Funds

We believe the size of bond markets and recurring nature of debt issuance position fixed income as a driving force in financing a more sustainable future.

Our Industry-Leading Approach

Time tested: Our active ESG investment process is based on the same rigorous approach applied to all PIMCO portfolios.

A+ PRI Ratings (2018, 2019, and 2020): PIMCO is committed to the integration of ESG factors in our investment process and we score A+ across all Fixed Income categories in our Annual UNPRI Assessment Report.*

Innovative strategies: Our Climate Bond Strategy was awarded ESG investment of the year for fixed income in 2020.**

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PIMCO’s ESG Capabilities

We Aim to Be a Leader in ESG Fixed Income Investing

$617B

Sustainable Investment Assets under management

Over 80%

of holdings of corporate bond issuers engaged on ESG

A+

PRI Assessment Score (2018, 2019, and 2020) across all Fixed Income categories*

1 Sustainable Investment AUM includes third party and Allianz Socially Responsible AUM (negative screened portfolios), ESG AUM (portfolios with ESG objectives) and thematic AUM.

Source: PIMCO. As of 3/31/2021

Sustainable Credentials

By investing in PIMCO's Climate Bond Fund as compared to the Bloomberg Barclays Global Agg Credit Index, USD Hedged, your potential impact could be:

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80x

More green, social, and other impact bonds than the index

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75%

Reduction in carbon intensity compared to the index

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Zero

Allocation to oil & gas companies, coal companies or weapons

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100%

Nearly 100% corporate engagement on sustainability and governance related topics

PIMCO Climate Bond Fund is being compared to the Bloomberg Barclays Global Agg Credit index Hedged to illustrate how investing in the fund may promote greater positive change on climate than investing in a non-ESG global index.

Source: PIMCO. As of 12/31/2020

ESG Report and Policy Statement

Annual ESG Investing Report

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

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ESG Investment Policy Statement

PIMCO’s approach to considering material ESG factors in bond 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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ESG Strategies Brochure

An intro to ESG in bonds, our team’s approach, and the ESG strategies we offer

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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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Guidance for Sustainable Bond Issuance

PIMCO’s ESG portfolio management team outlines best practices for issuers of green, social, sustainability or sustainability-linked bonds

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*Source: UNPRI. UNPRI assessment report limited to asset managers signed up to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and based on how well ESG metrics are incorporated into their investment processes. UNPRI Transparency Reports are available at https://www.unpri.org/signatories/transparency-reports-2018/3350.article. For methodology, please refer to About PRI Assessment: https://www.unpri.org/signatories/about-pri-assessment. Past performance is no guarantee of future results

**PIMCO Climate Bond Strategy was awarded ESG investment initiative of the year (fixed income) in Environmental Finance’s 2020 Sustainable Investment Awards. The Environmental Finance Sustainable Investment Awards seek to recognize and highlight the work of asset managers and key players incorporating ESG across all asset classes and winners are selected by an advisory panel consisting of industry experts chosen for their knowledge, objectivity and credibility along with the Environmental Finance editorial team, whom will review the submitted entry material. Judges score each entry individually and any conflict of interest will be removed, the judge’s score will be confidential.

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.

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.

It is important to note that differences exist between the fund’s daily internal accounting records, the fund’s financial statements prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and recordkeeping practices under income tax regulations. It is possible that the fund may not issue a Section 19 Notice in situations where the fund’s financial statements prepared later and in accordance with U.S. GAAP and/or the final tax character of those distributions might later report that the sources of those distributions included capital gains and/or a return of capital. Please see the fund’s most recent shareholder report for more details.

Although the Fund may seek to maintain stable distributions, the Fund’s distribution rates may be affected by numerous factors, including but not limited to changes in realized and projected market returns, fluctuations in market interest rates, Fund performance, and other factors. There can be no assurance that a change in market conditions or other factors will not result in a change in the Fund’s distribution rate or that the rate will be sustainable in the future.

For instance, during periods of low or declining interest rates, the Fund’s distributable income and dividend levels may decline for many reasons. For example, the Fund may have to deploy uninvested assets (whether from purchases of Fund shares, proceeds from matured, traded or called debt obligations or other sources) in new, lower yielding instruments. Additionally, payments from certain instruments that may be held by the Fund (such as variable and floating rate securities) may be negatively impacted by declining interest rates, which may also lead to a decline in the Fund’s distributable income and dividend levels.

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. 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, call risk, 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.

Socially responsible investing is qualitative and subjective by nature, and there is no guarantee that the criteria utilized, or judgment exercised, by PIMCO will reflect the beliefs or values of any one particular investor.  Information regarding responsible practices is obtained through voluntary or third-party reporting, which may not be accurate or complete, and PIMCO is dependent on such information to evaluate a company’s commitment to, or implementation of, responsible practices.  Socially responsible norms differ by region.  There is no assurance that the socially responsible investing strategy and techniques employed will be successful.  Past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future results. 

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.

The Barclays Global Aggregate Credit Index is the credit component of the Barclays Aggregate Index. The Barclays Aggregate Index is a subset of the Global Aggregate Index, and contains investment grade credit securities from the U.S. Aggregate, Pan-European Aggregate, Asian-Pacific Aggregate, Eurodollar, 144A and Euro-Yen indices. The Barclays Global Aggregate Index covers the most liquid portion of the global investment grade fixed-rate bond-market, including government, credit and collateralized securities. The liquidity constraint for all securities in the index is $300 million. The index is denominated in U.S. dollars. It is not possible to invest directly in an unmanaged index.

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 L.P. in the United States and throughout the world. ©2021, PIMCO PIMCO Investments LLC, distributor, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, is a company of PIMCO.

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