ESG in Credit: Perception versus Reality of Engagement in High Yield Portfolios

August 23, 2019

Sparinvest, one of the four leading Scandinavian asset managers inviting to the Nordics Investment Managers Forum 2019, will talk about ESG in the high yield universe: Active ESG engagement has historically been an activity only for equity investors. In high yield however, where companies are dependent on debt investors, opportunities for ESG engagement are very present. Companies are willing to improve their ESG disclosures and policies in order to improve their access to ESG capital and thereby reducing funding costs. When enabling such improvements, our investors are able to benefit from these "rising stars" similar to traditional credit ratings.