BlueBay issues third annual environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment report
BlueBay’s third annual ESG investment report highlights our activities, progress and accomplishments during 2018.
Taking ESG considerations into account has been an important aspect of our investment activities for many years. 2018 saw substantial growth in client demand for investors to be more ESG-aware. Today, clients expect to be shown tangible evidence of how ESG principles are embedded in the investment process.
In 2018, we made substantial progress on our journey to more systematically integrate ESG into the credit research process across our investment strategies. It was also a year where we stepped up our collaborative industry efforts, including working with the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) to share knowledge and insights and further advance industry ESG debt investing practices.
While we are proud of the advances we have made so far, we believe there is still much to do given how critical ESG is for our business and the industry.
We look forward to receiving any feedback on how we can improve our future efforts.