In recent years, the money invested in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) funds has increased exponentially. As banks and investors pivot towards ESG, companies are, in turn, increasing their focus on best practice in the sustainable debt markets. Increasingly reliable data and more sophisticated analytics tools are helping to fuel this trend as financiers step up their benchmarking activities in the bond and loan markets. With new challenges and opportunities in sustainable finance occurring because of commitments and pledges from COP26, lenders and investors from major financial institutions will play a pivotal role.
Growth in ESG assets shows no signs of abating, and as more investors use ESG criteria to drive decisions, are you ready to take action in 2022?
Noel Hughes - Partner - Finance, Vinson & Elkins
Caitlin Snelson - Senior Associate Finance, Vinson & Elkins
Michaela Seimen - Executive Director, Sustainable Debt Strategist, UBS
Will Prentis, Investment Analyst, Wellington Management
Moderated by Tony Hay, Joint Managing Director, Responsible Investor