By making ESG considerations central to investment decisions, is it possible to generate alpha opportunities as well as manage downside risk?
“Formally incorporating ESG analysis makes us better sovereign analysts” Graham Stock, Senior EM Sovereign Strategist.
In our latest webinar, BlueBay investment experts talk ESG with James Lockhart Smith, Head of Financial Sector Risk at Verisk Maplecroft, digging into the potential impacts of ESG analysis on sovereign debt investing.
“ESG analysis, in combination with the latest data, informs everything we do and all of our investment decisions. We firmly believe that engagement is a key ESG tool in trying to project the direction of economic progression.”
“The ‘G’ factor in ESG has always been a price-driving influence in sovereign investing, as the quality of governance is intrinsic to forward-looking creditworthiness, but we believe social and environmental factors are increasingly likely to also factor into sovereign analysis.” Mark Dowding, Chief Investment Officer