Investors and credit rating agencies (CRAs) are ramping up efforts to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in credit risk analysis.
The PRI, BlueBay Asset Management and S&P Global Ratings discussed the state of play of integrating ESG factors in credit risk analysis. During the webinar, we conducted a poll to uncover the main obstacles to integrating ESG factors in credit risk analysis as well as perceptions on how these factors feature in credit ratings.
Credit rating agency and investor representatives, including Hermes IM, Moody’s Investors Service, Neuberger Berman, Öhman and Pendal Group, discuss the challenges of ESG consideration in credit risk analysis with examples. This webinar recording merges two sessions featuring different speakers.
To address some of the disconnects between investors and CRAs that have emerged so far, the PRI is organising roundtables across the globe aimed at credit risk analysts, fixed income portfolio managers and strategists (ESG analysts are welcome if accompanying their colleagues). CRA representatives will participate to explain how they incorporate ESG factors in their credit ratings and answer any questions attendees may have. The season kicked off with a panel session at PRI in Person in Berlin focused on ESG in sovereign credit risk, with speakers from Beyond Ratings, Global Evolution, the French Treasury and Moody's Investors Service.
The ESG in Credit Ratings Initiative receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation.