Why We're Fixed On ESG
Like most nuanced subjects, ESG is a highly intricate topic with many more complexities than most might initially consider. And incorporating ESG-factors into portfolio construction introduces additional challenges, even to the most seasoned investors. However, PGIM Fixed Income is dedicated to helping our clients navigate the ESG landscape. Our dedicated team of ESG research experts have insight and experience into what it takes to be ESG-forward, which we’re excited to share with you.
In this inaugural episode of Fixed On ESG, our Co-Heads of ESG Research, Armelle de Vienne and John Ploeg, CFA, take part in an illuminating Q&A session, which explains what ESG means to fixed income investors, details the difference between ESG risks and impacts, and provides their take on a common question posed to asset managers, “Does ESG have to come at a cost to returns?” John and Armelle walk us through the biggest concerns for investors looking to invest in ESG strategies and the market-impacting events that they’ve been focused on in the last year. This episode is hosted by ESG-advocate and PGIM Fixed Income’s Head of EMEA, Sarah McMullen, CFA.
This podcast was recorded on April 21, 2022.