Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investment Management relates to how BlueBay incorporates ESG factors into its investment activities.
Investment analysis of non-financial factors – commonly referred to as ESG factors – encompasses those aspects of an issuer’s operations that influence its ability to meet its financial obligations.
These ESG-related risks and opportunities may vary by country, industry and by characteristics specific to an issuer, such as size and geographical footprint. However examples of each type of risk could include the following:
Climate change potentially raises the risk of natural commodities like oil & gas, or coal being ‘stranded’ due to regulation which prevents them from being developed commercially
Unethical and unsafe employee or supply chain practices can pose a potential operational or security of supply risk for retailers and manufacturers if a supplier's facilities are shut down or impacted by accidents
Lack of appropriate board oversight and decision-making structures can undermine investor confidence in management
Incorporating ESG into our investment activities
Our investment team discuss the importance of ESG and how we incorporate it into our investment process.
For enquires about our ESG investment management email us.