Fixed income market practitioners are continuing to evolve their responsible investing practices and expand product offerings to meet the dynamic sustainability outcome preferences of their client base. At Russell Investments, we are witnessing a rapid expansion in the techniques used to further embed Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations into day-to-day investment processes.

In this paper, we share some key ESG integration trends we are observing amongst these practitioners. The topics covered:

  1. Active ownership in fixed income
  2. Mapping the landscape
  3. Data coverage availability
  4. Engagement
  5. Regulation
  6. Reporting/Climate-risk measures
  7. Product availability
  8. Key portfolio characteristics
  9. Surge of labeled bond issuance
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