Not Just a Buzzword: ESG in Green Bonds & Financial Reporting
Government teams have an important role to play in the conversation around environmental, social, and governance topics, or ESG. The buzz around ESG is gaining momentum in the public sector, working its way into financial reporting and municipal bonds, with potential credit ratings benefits for those who pursue it. Current trends indicate government entities are serious about embracing ESG in their capital planning, operations, and reporting—and ”green” bonds are becoming more common as a result.
Join us as we explore the evolving role of ESG from the lens of both investors and municipalities and share best practices for planning for these emerging changes.
After this webinar, you will be able to:
- Explain why investors are interested in building more sustainable bond portfolios and why they are calling for timely financial reports
- Describe how valuations might be driven by credit ratings and ESG-related risks
- Identify areas of best practice to prepare for and embrace changing requirements