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The resources below can facilitate the incorporation of ESG factors in sovereign debt analysis and inform engagement on ESG topics with sovereigns and other country stakeholders. The PRI would like to thank the advisory committee for its support. Contact us if you have questions.
This report shows how existing communication channels can be leveraged to stimulate conversations around ESG topics through a multi-pronged process, which can be mutually beneficial for sovereigns and investors (2020).
Engagement on ESG issues is an underutilised practice among sovereign bondholders, and this needs to change. Bondholders can play an important role in driving change and shaping ESG outcomes through their investment decisions.
Designed to help signatories integrate ESG factors into research, analysis and the construction of sovereign debt portfolios, this guide includes lists of data sources, practitioner case studies and a comparison of ESG incorporation techniques (2019).
Based on discussions and presentations with the PRI fixed income sovereign working group, this report is a primer that provides an initial conceptual framework exploring ESG issues that might be material to sovereign bond risk assessments and pricing (2014).
Drawing on information disclosed through the PRI’s reporting data and interviews to its signatories this document represents one of the first attempts to show how ESG factors can be material to the creditworthiness and investment performance of sovereign bonds (2013).