ABS investors eye ESG as way to flag risky issuers

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By Jennifer Kang
17 Jul 2019

Awareness of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria is set to expand in the securitization market, said market participants.

ESG — criteria used to evaluate an investment through the lens of sustainability, social justice and corporate governance — is not a new investment strategy, but one that the securitization market has been slower to adopt. 

While ABS asset classes such as solar and PACE loans check the box ...

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