The report's main indicator, the "warming potential", measures the impact of the Group's investments on global warming and its contribution to the fight against climate change. At the end of 2019, AXA's "warming potential" was 2.8 degrees Celsius, down compared to 2018 (3 degrees Celsius) and below the market average (3.6 degrees Celsius). This evolution notably reflects the ambitious policy implemented by AXA to align its investments with the objectives of the Paris Agreement by 2050.
Thomas Buberl, Chief Executive Officer of AXA, stated:
"AXA has been a pioneer in taking ambitious measures to combat climate change. Our Climate Report is an essential tool for measuring the effectiveness of the strategy we have implemented. It also shows that we must collectively pursue our efforts to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement, notably in the context of the post-Covid 19 economic recovery."
Christiana Figueres, Founding Partner, Global Optimism & Former Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC), commented:
"We witness the ground-breaking engagement of AXA in addressing the risks of unabated global climate change. AXA has been in the front of global efforts for years, going beyond thought leadership into corporate action leadership."