Welcome to BlueBay’s first annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investment risk report, covering our 2016 activities. This is an exciting development, consistent with our commitment to ongoing transparency in managing ESG investment risk across portfolios.
Fixed income ESG investing is in its relative infancy and we believe it is likely to become an increasingly prominent part of many investor decision making processes.
As a specialist fixed income manager, we believe BlueBay is well placed to leverage its expertise and skill base to develop innovative fixed income solutions to help clients meet their ESG commitments while also achieving target investment outcomes.
This report provides some highlights of our progress over the last year. This includes work with our investment teams on ESG credit risk and consolidation of our efforts for routine communications, the establishment of a formal framework for ESG integration in our private debt business, and our active industry collaborative efforts, via PRI, in fixed income and ESG working groups.
Incorporating ESG into our investment activities is a dynamic and evolving process. While we have made good progress, we recognise the need to continue initiatives to expand the scope of and further embed ESG across our investment teams.
We hope you enjoy these insights into our activities and achievements, and look forward to any client feedback on how we can improve our future efforts.
Download full report: BlueBay ESG Investment - Annual Report 2016
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Published June 2017