The drive to push environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing into the mainstream has dominated the asset-management industry in recent years. While the discussion on ESG in many asset classes is well progressed, to date there has been less focus on ESG in asset-backed securities (ABS). Beyond looking at the explicit environmental elements of green ABS, there has been little emphasis on assessing the social and governance factors within securitisation.
In this issue of Spectrum, we consider all three axes of ESG analysis in the ABS space.
The invasion has accelerated the sustainable energy transition, pushing up demand for ‘green’ metals and components required to facilitate electrification, says Olivia Lankester, director of responsible investing & sustainability, global emerging markets, in the latest ESG Materiality newsletter.
In this latest edition of our ESG Materiality newsletter, Olivia Lankester, Director of Responsible Investing & Sustainability, Global Emerging Markets, considers the latest EM response to the net zero imperative.
It’s vital we, the Global Equities team, analyse and measure both how climate change risk can negatively affect investments and how the shift to a low carbon economy creates valuable investment opportunities.