We take our responsibility as a PRI signatory quite seriously and are eager to report our progress for the fourth year in a row, so we can continue to make progress as a firm that values environmental, social and governance issues in the investment evaluation process. Our Emerging Markets Debt Portfolio Managers were speakers in PRI’s Fixed Income Masterclass Series to assist others in the field with ESG integration with respect to Sovereign Bonds.
We have spoken at panels and shared ideas with our industry colleagues from: Morningstar, Sustainalytics, the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and McKinsey & Company on critical ESG topics and trends. SRI Team provided comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) request for public comments on updating business and financial disclosure. Over the past year, our portfolio managers exchanged insights on various ESG topics in collaborative settings by serving as presenters and panelists at: Morgan Stanley Symposium, UBS Young Successors Program, Morningstar Annual Investment Conference and Skytop Conference. We also hosted the US SIF Conference in DC.
We are eager to work with and learn from our colleagues in the industry and PRI staff.