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FII-Institute and Amundi Enter into ESG Research MoU

  • Future Investment Initiative Institute “FII-Institute”, a global not-for-profit foundation and action-oriented institution based in Riyadh, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Amundi, theleading European asset manager, to cooperate on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Research.

Riyadh, April 15th, 2021 - The FII-Institute,a new generation of not-for-profit global foundation that seeks to empower the world's brightest ideas to materialize and scale sustainably, has entered into an MoU withAmundi, the leading European asset manager,to conductresearch together in the field of ESG, with the objective of improving and driving positive change for humanity.

The FII-Instituteis mandated to transform innovative research/projects into actionable solutions that tackle major societal issues, and Amundi, will partner on conducting and publishing joint research on ESG in Emerging Markets.

The memorandum was signed by Jean-Jacques Barbéris, Head of Corporate and Institutional Clients Division and ESG, Amundi, and Richard Attias, CEO of the FII-Institute, at the FII-Institute’sinaugural ESG virtual conference under the theme of “Neo Renaissance: Mobilizing ESG for a Sustainable Future.” The ESG conference offersinsights into how to boost participation of emerging markets in ESG and the role of ESG across corporations, retail investing, and monetary policy in pursuit of a sustainable world.

Jean-Jacques Barbéris, Head of Corporate and Institutional Clients Division and ESG, Amundi, commented, “We are delighted to become an ESG Research partner with the FII-Institute. Amundi brings to this partnership extensive investment experience and deep knowledge of emerging markets. Our conception of ESG is to incentivize companies to engage into the transition we all need. Different approaches are therefore needed depending of geographies and we are happy to develop new research capacities on ESG in emerging markets with FII-Institute.”

Richard Attias, CEO of the FII-Institute, stated, “We are very pleased to enter into an MoU with Amundi to collaborate on ESG research and focus on emerging markets. This agreement reflects the FII-Institute’s commitment to advance ESG awareness and work with key stakeholders to advance our common sustainability objectives.”

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About the Future Investment Initiative Institute (FII-Institute)

The Future Investment Initiative Institute is a new generation of non-for-profit global foundation that seeks to empower the world's brightest ideas to materialize and scale sustainably. TheFII-Institute will act as the curator of the global conversation on humanity's most pressing societal issues, sparking concrete actions and mobilizing cross-border thought leadership, collaboration and resources to cater for an accelerated impact in the short-and mid-term, while also creating long-term platforms that have the potential to significantly shape the future of our societies.

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About Amundi

Amundi, the leading European asset manager, ranking among the top 10 global players1, offers its 100 million clients –retail investors, institutional investors and companies –a complete range of savings and investment solutions in active and passive management, in traditional or real assets. With its six international investment hubs2, financial and extra-financial research capabilities and long-standing commitment to responsible investment, Amundi is a key player in the asset management landscape.

Amundi clients benefit from the expertise and advice of 4,700 employees in nearly 35 countries. A subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole group and listed on the stock exchange, Amundi currently manages over €1.7 trillion in assets3.

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