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Considering ESG factors can enhance risk assessments and as lenders of capital, fixed income investors can contribute to funding more sustainable business and growth models. The resources below can facilitate the incorporation of ESG factors in fixed income analysis and inform engagement on ESG topics within fixed income asset classes. To hear more about our fixed income work, contact us.
Principle 2 of the six Principles encourages investors to be active stewards of their investments and incorporate ESG factors into their ownership policies and practices across different asset classes.
The Fixed income investor guide summarises the unique characteristics of fixed income with its various subcategories of issuers and instruments. It helps to explain why fixed income investors should take a bottom-up approach to RI while borrowing from the experiences of other asset classes, such as listed equities.
In light of the 2008 financial crisis, which led to a loss of confidence in the underlying structure and operation of international financial markets, this publication is intended for corporate bondholders to explore ESG issues and determine whether they are material to creditworthiness and investment performance.