The PRI’s ESG in credit risk and ratings initiative is for the first time bringing voices from the corporate side into the conversation on how to better incorporate EGS factors into credit analysis. The articles below summarise some of the key points arising from an ongoing series of workshops that will see credit analysts from the buy and sell side as well as credit rating agencies (CRAs) engage with representatives from debt issuers’ corporate finance departments. It follows a series of 21 forums that the PRI organised from September 2017 to September 2019 to nurture an investor-CRA dialogue to promote a transparent and systematic consideration of ESG factors in credit risk assessment.1
UPCOMING CREDIT-ANALYST ISSUER WORKSHOPS
The workshop series is for sector specialists only. If you are a corporate issuer, or a credit analyst specialising in one of the sectors that will be covered during the upcoming events listed below, and are interested in participating, please contact FI@unpri.org. Please note the workshops will be held online. Places are limited to allow for a focussed discussion.
- 19 May 2021 – Workshop with high yield companies from the healthcare and transport sectors (in collaboration with the ELFA)
- 22 June 2021 – Workshop with chemical companies (in collaboration with the WBCSD)
- 17 November 2021 – Workshop with European banks (in collaboration with the SFAF)
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Bringing together company advisers and senior fund managers to discuss ESG disclosure (November 2020)PDF, Size 0.28 mb
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1 All the findings of the forum discussions and recommendations for future actions are documented in the series ‘Shifting perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings’ available on www.unpri.org/credit-ratings.