PRI: ESG factors material to sovereign bond creditworthiness

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are material to sovereign creditworthiness and investment performance, according to the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

PRI-Web-ColourPRI has released a discussion paper exploring the link between ESG factors and credit risk in the US%47 trillion sovereign debt market. Asset owner such as pension funds invest in sovereign debt because of a perceived lower risk profile – the PRI cites a 2013 study by Towers Watson that found the average pension fund has 34% of its portfolio in fixed income. 

 

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Rachel Alembakis

Rachel Alembakis

Publisher/Editor at The Sustainability Report
Rachel Alembakis has published The Sustainability Report since 2011. She has more than a decade of experience writing about institutional investments and pension funds for a variety of publications.
Rachel Alembakis

Author: Rachel Alembakis

Rachel Alembakis has published The Sustainability Report since 2011. She has more than a decade of experience writing about institutional investments and pension funds for a variety of publications.

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