White Paper: Sustainable EM corporate debt

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A new asset class for responsible investors

Key Points

  • Responsible investment has been growing steadily in recent years, reaching USD 22.9 trillion in 2016.
  • Nonetheless, the offering of sustainable emerging market (EM) credit portfolios is limited, as investors remain sceptical that environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are compatible with emerging markets.
  • ESG champions already exist amongst EM corporate issuers. EM sovereigns are also stepping up, especially in the fight against climate change.
  • We believe that the number of ESG-mindful EM companies will continue to rise, as issuers respond to investors’ new requirements for sounder business practices and stricter local environmental and social regulations.
  • This is creating opportunities to construct sustainable EM corporate bond portfolios, which should offer superior and more sustainable risk-adjusted investment returns and provide new, attractive and diversified opportunities for responsible investors.

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Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc (‘Aviva’), has been awarded ‘A+’ and ‘A’ ratings by the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the world’s leading proponent of responsible investing, as part of the organisation’s 2020 Assessment Reports for signatories.

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