Fixed income market practitioners are evolving to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and, at Russell Investments, we are witnessing a rapid expansion in the techniques used to further embed ESG into day-to-day practices.
In this paper, we share some key ESG integration trends we are observing amongst these practitioners. These are derived through a combination of findings from our annual ESG Manager Survey as well as up-to-date discussions with some of the leading fixed income managers in the market. The topics covered here are:
- ESG for fixed income investing
- Sense of urgency/ ESG journey
- Data coverage availability
8. Climate-risk measures
9. Product offerings
10. Surge of labelled bond issuance