Environmental, social and governance factors are becoming ever more important in investment decisions. Whether fund managers worry about climate change or simply want to protect the long-term value of their portfolio, sustainability is now high on the agenda.
IFR Asia ESG Financing Roundtable 2017: Roundtable participants
IFR ASIA: Welcome everyone. Terry, can you start us off with how important ESG – environmental, social and governance – criteria are in the capital markets. Why is it such an important topic to discuss?
SARAH PERCY-DOVE, BLACKROCK: As an investor, I’d like to ask Terry: would you change a credit rating for the better if the green aspects were legally enforceable?