How Bond Issuers are Responding to ESG Issues
About This Episode
Breckinridge Capital Advisors, a $47 billion, Boston-based asset manager, just released its 2021 Issuer Engagement report. It focused on climate change risk as a unifying theme. The report cited climate change as a risk multiplier for corporate, municipal, and securitized bonds. Climate change is an integral factor in Breckinridge’s approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk assessment.
About Our Guest
Robert Fernandez is director of ESG research and is here to discuss that report. He is a member of the firm’s sustainability committee. In his role, Rob leads Breckinridge’s ongoing ESG integration and engagement efforts, regularly contributes thought leadership and performs corporate credit analysis.
Here is a link to Breckinridge’s annual issuer engagement report: Addressing the Materiality of Climate Risk Through Issuer Engagement.