ESG shaping investors’ corporate bond decisions

Green bond issuance has been in hot demand so far this year with investors allocating ever greater sums to sustainable and ethical mandates. However, it is not just the green labels on deals that are affecting their decisions.

  • By Nigel Owen, Owen Sanderson
  • 06 Feb 2019
The growing volume of regulation applied to consumer facing companies, particularly around environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues, is influencing the timeframes over which investors are willing to consider their investments in companies. The unpredictability of the impact of forward-looking regulation grows to unacceptable levels for fixed income ...

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