ESG in Fixed Income: Progress Over Perfection
Fixed income investors have been slower to adopt environmental, social and governance factors, but change is afoot. Barings’ experts explain how fixed income managers can—and are—driving tangible change among corporate debt issuers—and why investors need to pay attention.
04:30 – Why fixed income has been slower to adopt ESG
07:04 – The pro’s and con’s of third-party ESG data
13:01 – Integrating ESG factors into credit analysis
22:36 – Materiality and why not all ESG risks are equal
24:00 – Active engagement: Fixed income vs. equities
30:52 – Active vs. passive management from an ESG perspective
34:04 – Holding ourselves accountable
36:20 – What lies ahead for investors?
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