Focus on ESG engagement in corporate debt

15 min read 25 Aug 20

Summary: Engaging with companies over their ESG characteristics can be an important factor when considering investing in their bonds or loans.

Investors increasingly want to see their investments be a force for good, while achieving financial objectives. Actively engaging with companies, to identify how they embrace and achieve responsible behaviour, may be the best way to gauge the strength of a company’s ESG credentials.

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The value of investments will fluctuate, which will cause prices to fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount they invested.