Fixed income the 'neglected child' of responsible investment

PRI Fixed Income Event 2014

Fixed income has historically been the ‘neglected child’ of responsible investment, taking a backseat to equities and other asset classes, according to a panel of investors discussing the rationale for integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into bond portfolios at an event arranged by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).  

Hosted at the London offices of AXA Investment Managers, a signatory to the PRI, the event brought together more than 100 institutional investors with an interest in, or exposure to, the fixed income asset class.

Moderating the first panel, Helene Winch, the PRI’s Director of Policy and Research, highlighted several ESG risks that had been material for fixed income investors in recent decades.

Read the full event takeaway here.