Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors into Fixed Income Investment

World Bank Group Publication, April 2018

76 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2018

Date Written: April 23, 2018

Abstract

This research report is the result of a partnership between the World Bank Group (WBG) and Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan, initiated by the World Bank Group's President, Jim Yong Kim, and GPIF's Chief Investment Officer, Hiro Mizuno. The aim is for the World Bank and IFC – member of the World Bank Group focused on the private sector – and GPIF to collaborate on initiatives that promote strategies for including environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in investment decisions across asset classes. Ultimately, the goal is to direct more capital towards sustainable investments and leverage the private sector to achieve the scale of investment needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

Keywords: ESG, sustainable investment, impact investment, fixed income, environmental, social, governance investment, corporate governance, green investment, climate change investing, green bonds, SRI, responsible investment, institutional investors

JEL Classification: G1, G2, G3, J26, M14, O16, Q01, Q5

Suggested Citation

Inderst, Georg and Stewart, Fiona, Incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors into Fixed Income Investment (April 23, 2018). World Bank Group Publication, April 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3175830 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3175830

Georg Inderst (Contact Author)

Inderst Advisory ( email )

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GB London, NW5 1UB
United Kingdom

Fiona Stewart

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

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