Fixed Income

“Are ESG factors structural determinants of economies?” – Beyond Ratings – September 14, 2018

On September 14, 2018 Beyond Ratings published a research note on the role of ESG factors in sovereign risk analysis. The executive summary explains:  “The rationale to include ESG factors in sovereign risk analysis is based on increasing global recognition of their role to play in sustainable development. Some progress was made in the first […]

“World’s first ESG sukuk fund another step forward for Malaysia’s responsible finance” – Salaam Gateway – August 19, 2018

On August 19, 2018 Salaam Gateway reported that “Malaysia’s Shariah-compliant BIMB Investment Management launched the world’s first environmental, social and governance (ESG) sukuk fund on August 1.  Reflecting a growing responsible finance sector in Malaysia, the company’s CEO told Salaam Gateway the move was in response to market interest. BIMB’s ESG Sukuk Fund is the […]