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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In the midst of a global pandemic, Apple announced one of the corporate world’s most ambitious environmental blueprints – to reduce the climate impact of every Apple device to net zero by 2030. The plan involves cutting 75 per cent of the company’s existing carbon footprint, not only for its own business but also across the manufacturing supply chain and product life cycle.

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