As sustainable bond markets expand into new sectors and across more impact themes, so does the portfolio construction playbook and the ability to add value through ESG due diligence. In this article, we cover our ESG fixed income approach and provide examples of impact options that we’ve invested in and some that we’ve avoided.
In this quarter’s commentary, we explain why there is reason for optimism despite recent public-policy setbacks on sustainability issues. Companies and investors have been stepping in to fill the void on a range of issues, from diversity to climate change to toxic substances to gun control.
In this quarter’s commentary, we consider how sustainability and competitiveness go hand-in-hand. Companies that embrace sustainability can improve their ability to compete today and over the long-term.
In this quarter’s commentary, we consider how investor risk perception at any point in time may not be a good reflection of reality at either the market or individual stock level. In particular, we’ll take a closer look at how sustainability risks can lie hidden in the background.
One recent news article posits that the PG&E bankruptcy has exposed “blindspots” in sustainable investing, while another argues that sustainability analysis can help investors identify companies that may be skating on thin ice. Can both views be true?