Responsible Investment in Fixed Income: The Road Ahead

Responsible Investment in Fixed Income: The Road Ahead

The PRI is delighted to invite credit analysts and portfolio managers to the third in a series of global events for fixed income investors to be held in San Francisco on January 29 2018

Demand for responsible investment (RI) in fixed income continues to grow as institutional investors take a more holistic approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) integration across asset classes, and as the quality and availability of ESG data facilitates more robust integration. Responsible investment is now undeniably a priority for the world’s largest institutional investors which are using the six Principles for Responsible Investment as a way of managing credit risk, unlocking value, and driving positive impact alongside financial returns.

This full-day event will highlight the importance of ESG issues in assessing issuer creditworthiness, and showcase best practices in ESG integration for credit analysts and portfolio managers.

Agenda topics include: 

  • The business case: why implement RI in your fixed income portfolio, and why now?
  • ESG integration in practice: embedding ESG factors into corporate bond analysis and credit ratings
  • Engaging with issuers to manage ESG risk and enhance risk-adjusted returns
  • ESG and muni bonds: case studies on identifying and managing ESG risk

Delegates will also get a chance to learn more about the PRI’s current and future work as well as key industry trends. 

You can access recordings of the previous PRI fixed income event in Boston 2015 here as well as details on the PRI’s fixed income programme and latest publications here. For enquiries, please contact the fixed income team via email FI@unpri.org.

The PRI may limit the number of attendees per organisation as we expect a high level of interest in this event.

AGENDA*

08:30 Registration and breakfast
09:15 Welcome from PRI
Chris Fowle, Head of Americas, PRI
Ophir Bruck, US Network Manager, PRI
09:20 Welcome from Wells Fargo Asset Management: The time for responsible investment in fixed income is now
Kristi Mitchem
, CEO, Wells Fargo Asset Management
09:30 Responsible investment in fixed income: strategies and investment products
Moderated by: Mitch Reznic
k, CFA, Co-Head of Credit and Head of Credit Research, Hermes Investment Management 
Laura Nishikawa
, CFA, Head of ESG Research & Development, MSCI
Steve Sterman
, CFA, Senior Managing Director, Head of Fixed Income, University of California
10:20 ESG integration in practice: embedding carbon transition risk in corporate bond analysis
Moderated by: Priya Mathur
, Member of the Board of Administration, CalPERS
Nashat Moin
, Sector Analyst, Transportation, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
Bruce Clark
, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service 
11:10 Networking coffee break
11:30 Introduction to PRI’s fixed income programme
Anna Georgieva, Manager Public Markets, PRI
Carmen Nuzzo, Senior Consultant, Credit Ratings Initiative, PRI
11:40 ESG engagement for fixed income investors – managing risks, enhancing returns
Moderated by: Tracey Rembert
, Assistant Director, Catholic Responsible Investing, CBIS
Matt DiGiuseppe
, Head of Americas Asset Stewardship, SSGA 
Chris Kocinski
, Senior Vice President and Co-Director of Research, Neuberger Berman
12:30 Networking lunch
13:15 Keynote
13:30 ESG in credit risk and ratings
Moderated by: Carmen Nuzzo, Senior Consultant, Credit Ratings Initiative, PRI
John Thieroff
, Vice President, Senior Analyst, Corporate Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service
Anne Selting
, Senior Director, Global Infrastructure Ratings, S&P Global Ratings
My-Linh Ngo, Head of ESG Investment Risk, BlueBay Asset Management
Olivia Albrecht, Senior Vice President, ESG Portfolio Strategist, PIMCO
15:00 Networking coffee break
15:20 ESG integration in practice: embedding ESG risk in municipal bond analysis
Moderated by: Emily Kreps
, Head of Investor Initiatives – North America, CDP
James Dearborn
, Head of Municipal Bond Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Thomas Stoeckmann
, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Wells Fargo Asset Management
16:10 Closing keynote
The road ahead: the future of RI in fixed income and what it could mean for the financial system
17:00 Networking drinks

*Please note, the agenda is subject to change. 


The PRI would like to thank Wells Fargo Asset Management for hosting the event.

Organiser

The PRI

Where

Wells Fargo
420 Montgomery St
    San Francisco CA 94163
    United States

When

29 Jan 2018 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM (PST)

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