PRI Roundtable: ESG in Credit Risk and Ratings - Montreal

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

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 www.unpri.org/credit-ratings

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 (Sean.Allen@unpri.org) to register.

AGENDA

09:00 Registration and Reception
09:30 Welcome Address by PSP Investments
09:40 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
10:00 Roundtable Discussion
Moderated by: Barbara Lambert, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, Addenda-Capital 

Topics:
  • ESG factors material to credit risk and how to model them
  • Relevant time horizons to consider
  • Improving communication and transparency
  • Organisational approaches to ESG
11:25 Concluding remarks
11:30 Close
The PRI would like to thank PSP Investments for hosting the event. PSP Investments is a PRI signatory and supporter of the ESG in Credit Ratings Initiative.

Organiser

The PRI

Where

PSP Investments
1250 René Lévesque Boulevard West
    14th Floor
    Montreal QC H3B 5E9
    Canada

When

03 Nov 2017 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)

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