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Sustainable Emerging Markets Debt

Shows how to drive positive ESG change via continuous engagement with EM issuers--a unique opportunity to assess issuer ESG plans and progress.
31 July 2022
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    Sustainable Emerging Markets Debt

    • ESG considerations are critically important to the future of emerging markets countries. EM countries generate nearly 60 per cent of the world’s carbon emissions, and they are also highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change
    • EM issuers also rely heavily on bond markets for financing the transition to more sustainable and resilient outcomes. This reliance allows EM investors to have close access to issuers and to play a vital role in helping them define and advance towards specific carbon emission and ESG improvements
    • Direct and consistent engagement with EM issuers offers unique opportunities for assessing their ESG plans and progress, their challenges and gaps, and to help drive positive ESG change
    • HSBC champions such engagement to inform its ESG research and forward-looking analysis. This is a cornerstone of our EMD ESG strategies—allowing us to anticipate change before it is fully recognized and priced in the market, and to maintain portfolios with strongly positive ESG characteristics