Why ESG Factors Matter in Asia Credit Investing

T. Rowe Price
By April 12, 2021 16:40

Why ESG Factors Matter in Asia Credit Investing

Why ESG Factors Matter in Asia Credit Investing

Integrating ESG factors can help manage downside risk and identify high‑quality businesses driving positive change.

Already mainstream in Europe, responsible investing is fast becoming a key consideration in Asia as well. The integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions has gained recognition as an important method of downside risk management and a driver of risk‑adjusted returns. Looking specifically at credit investing, 60% of regional investors expect governance …

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  • ESG investing is on the rise in Asia, where regional governments have stepped up disclosure requirements amid a drive toward sustainability.
  • We believe that ESG integration can help identify high‑quality, forward‑thinking businesses for investment and manage downside risks in credit portfolios.
  • For an investment to earn a position in our Asia Credit Bond Strategy, it should satisfy a three‑step process with ESG analysis embedded at every stage.

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Why ESG Factors Matter in Asia Credit Investing

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