March 11 - 12, 2019
The Ritz-Carlton Westchester, White Plains, NY
MSCI ESG Research
4:45 PM Panel | ESG And Corporate Governance In Emerging Markets | What Do Fixed Income Investors Need To Know?
Research has shown that emerging markets companies have greater exposure and are less prepared to manage environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks than their developed markets counterparts. Institutional investors have begun to look closer at the ESG characteristics of emerging markets equities, but there are still many opportunities for growth in ESG fixed income. During this session, we will discuss the ins and outs of ESG investing in emerging markets fixed income with some of the early adopters and leaders in this space. We will focus on corporate governance concerns and the interplay between those and other ESG risks at both the country-specific and individual issuer levels.