PRI Roundtable: ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings – Sydney
The PRI and the Financial Security Council (FSC) are delighted to invite you to a roundtable, ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings, in Sydney.
Participants will discuss the benefits of considering environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) in credit risk analysis as well as the related challenges and barriers. Credit rating agency (CRA) representatives, including from Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings, 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 session is part of the PRI ESG in Credit Ratings Initiative, currently supported by 129 institutional investors (with over US$23trn of assets under management) and 14 CRAs globally. It is going from strength to strength and getting media attention. Click on the recent article published by Top1000funds.com.
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.
Who should attend?
- Credit risk analysts
- FI portfolio managers
- FI strategists
- Responsible investment analysts are welcome, if accompanying their colleagues
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 - which recently won the Savvy Investor ‘Best ESG Paper 2017’ award - or listen to a replay of the webinar which presents its main conclusions. You will find all the material that you need at www.unpri.org/credit-ratings.
A detailed agenda for the roundtable will follow.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
The PRI would like to thank the Financial Services Council for hosting the event