An ESG High Yield Portfolio: The Next Frontier?
Integrating ESG into a high yield portfolio poses distinct challenges.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing, also known as sustainable investing, seeks positive returns and long-term impact on the environment, society and the performance of the business. At PGIM Investments, we approach responsible investing in a manner that is consistent with Prudential Financial Inc.'s (PFI's) long-term commitment to sustainability. As active investors, we strive to embed ESG best practices throughout our investment, risk and talent management processes, while delivering investment performance and staying true to our role as a fiduciary and risk manager.
We believe that ESG factors impact the performance of investment portfolios, and we strive to deliver a broad range of ESG strategies to help our clients achieve their financial goals while maintaining the freedom to express their policies, views and beliefs.
PGIM Investments’ broad lineup of fixed income ESG funds is constructed using proprietary ESG impact ratings to assess issuers’ impact on the environment and society. With a team of more than 110 analysts along with oversight from an ESG committee, every issuer is carefully assessed and assigned a rating. This complete integration of ESG factors helps drive higher risk-adjusted returns.
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Host and PGIM’s Chief Executive Officer, David Hunt, welcomes Lisa Davis, Portfolio Manager for U.S. Impact Investing at PGIM Real Estate; Eugenia Unanyants-Jackson, Head of ESG Research at PGIM Fixed Income; and Gavin Smith, Head of Equity at PGIM Quantitative Solutions. During the conversation, the four explore how asset management firms can engage with companies to create positive change, and the acceleration of ESG and sustainable investing due to the COVID-19 crisis.
During this video, our panel explores how the ESG investment landscape will evolve over the next five years; challenges facing investors interested in building ESG compliant portfolios; how ESG investing is impacting society; and PGIM’s commitment to providing clients with innovative solutions to ESG investing, and more.
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