PRI Roundtable: ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings - London


The PRI is pleased to invite you to a roundtable, ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings, in London. 

Participants will discuss the benefits of considering environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in credit risk analysis as well as the related challenges and barriers. Credit rating agency (CRA) representatives will also be attending to answer questions about how CRAs consider these factors when formulating credit rating opinions. The forum will be held under the Chatham House Rule. 

The event is part of the PRI ESG in Credit Ratings Initiative, currently supported by more than 120 institutional investors (with over US$19trn of assets under management) and 12 CRAs globally. 

The aim of the roundtable is to gather feedback from practitioners, enhance the dialogue between investors and CRAs and contribute to the next phase of this important initiative. 

Ahead of the forum you may find it helpful to read our recent report: Shifting Perceptions: ESG, credit risk and ratings - part 1 the state of play or listen to a replay of the webinar which presents its main conclusions. You will find all the material that you need at

Who should attend?

  • Credit risk analysts 
  • FI portfolio managers
  • FI strategists
  • Responsible investment staff are welcome, if accompanying their colleagues 

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Please email Sean Allen ( to register.


08:00 Registration and refreshments
08:30 Welcome address
David Averre, Head of Credit Analysis, Insight Investment
Anastasia Guha, Head of UK & Ireland, PRI
08:40 ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings: Moving Beyond the State of Play
Carmen Nuzzo
, Senior Consultant, Credit Ratings Initiative, PRI
08:50 Roundtable discussion
The session will focus on corporate and sovereign credit risk. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss under the Chatham House rule: ·
  • ESG factors material to credit risk and how to model them 
  • Relevant time horizons to consider 
  • Improving communication and transparency 
  • Organizational approaches to ESG

Credit rating agency (CRA) representatives who will contribute to the session:

  • Sylvain Château, COO Co-founder, Beyond Ratings* 
  • Monica Insoll, Managing Director, Head of Credit Market Research, Fitch Ratings 
  • Josef Pospisil, Managing Director, EMEA Corporates, Fitch Ratings
  • Kathrin Muehlbronner, Senior Vice President, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody’s Investors Service 
  • Rahul Ghosh, Senior Vice President, ESG and Green Bonds, Moody’s Investors Service 
  • Peter Kernan, Managing Director and Global Criteria Officer, Corporate Ratings, S&P Global Ratings 
  • Maxim Rybnikov, Associate Director, Sovereign Ratings EMEA, S&P Global Ratings 
  • Jakob Suwalski, Associate Director, Public Finance, Scope Ratings AG
10:15 Concluding remarks
10:30 Event close
*Beyond Ratings is not yet an officially recognised CRA but has applied to the European Securities and Markets authority for registration.
The PRI would like to thank Insight Investment for hosting this event. Insight Investment is a PRI signatory and supporter of the ESG in Credit Ratings Initiative.




Insight Investment
160 Queen Victoria Street
    EC4V 4LA
    United Kingdom


22 Nov 2017 08:00 AM - 10:30 AM (GMT)

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