We have engaged a number of external research firms to provide specialized ESG research which we use in conjunction with our own internal analysis. This research provides us with information on ESG risks and opportunities relevant to specific issuers, industries, and countries and also provides us with broad-based thematic research relevant to general ESG themes.
In addition, our fixed income teams conduct robust country and issuer-level research, including an analysis of ESG factors that may be material to their investments. Their analysis relies on information produced by multiple outlets, including NGOs, ESG research providers and traditional media sources. In addition, direct engagement plays a key role in the assessment and identification of ESG risks and opportunities.
BlueBay uses combination of internal and external resources for ESG-related data, which is derived from a range of providers and stakeholders.