PRI Roundtable: ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings - Toronto


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

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, including from Moody’s Investors Service and S&P Global Ratings. They will 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 Reception
08:30 Welcome Address by UTAM
08:40 The Credit Rating Agencies’ Perspective
Donald Carter, Managing Director, Moody’s Canada Inc.
Tom Currie, Managing Director, Global Credit Policy, DBRS Canada
Nicole Martin, Senior Director, Global Infrastructure, S&P Global Ratings
09:00 Roundtable Discussion
Moderated by: Brian Minn
s, CFA, Manager, Sustainable Investing, Addenda-Capital

  • ESG factors material to credit risk and how to model them
  • Relevant time horizons to consider
  • Improving communication and transparency
  • Organisational approaches to ESG
10:25 Concluding remarks
10:30 Close
The PRI would like to thank UTAM for hosting the event. UTAM is a PRI signatory and supporter of the ESG in Credit Ratings Initiative.




University of Toronto Asset Management (UTAM)
777 Bay Street
    Suite 2502
    Toronto M5G 2C8


02 Nov 2017 08:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)

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