In July 2015, we launched our new Responsible Investing (RI) Policy for Corporate Debt. This policy details our approach to the examination of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors for corporate debt investments globally.
By including the examination of ESG factors into our fixed income research, investment teams can more accurately identify and understand all the risks and opportunities presented by a potential investment.
In addition to integrating the analysis of material, credit-impacting ESG factors into all issuer reviews, Aberdeen also offers clients a more comprehensive analysis involving the assessment of a broader range of ESG factors which can be customised to suit specific ESG requirements.
Our Sovereign Debt teams are also working towards finalising a policy which sets out our group-wide approach to ESG integration into sovereign debt research.