Case Study: ESG in Bond Investing
ESG is a component of our risk analysis and credit research for our fixed income bond holdings.
We combine information from external providers and sell-side research with in-house information and analysis from our fixed income and ESG teams, which helps inform our investment decision-making processes.
This approach also allows us to identify bonds that show positive environmental and social performance. We assess ESG opportunity factors by investing in labelled bonds that meet our investment criteria. Labelled bonds are instruments with dedicated use-of-proceeds towards projects with positive environmental and social benefits. There are currently three formalized and recognized bond labels: Green, Social, and Sustainable (GSS).