In this episode of the PRI podcast, the PRI’s director of Investment Practices, Toby Belsom, speaks with Marcel Jeucken from Sustfin and Daniel Ingram from Wilshire, both co-authors of PRI's recent discussion paper about ESG in Investment Mandates.
In this discussion, our guests explain why integrating ESG and sustainability outcomes into mandates is important from an Asset Owner perspective, and share experiences of working with Asset Owners trying to put this into practice. While segregated mandates are often the preserve of large AOs, the dialogue highlights tools available to smaller AOs who invest in co-mingled or pooled funds.
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Market practitioners discuss the reasons why, despite lagging compared to other fixed income sub-asset classes, investors in securitised products are sharpening their focus on ESG consideration. From regional differences between the US and European markets to the emerging of new ESG-labelled products, the podcast explores the drivers behind growing interest as well as the challenges that investors encounter as they begin to incorporate more systematically ESG factors in the evaluations of this sophisticated asset class.