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ESG Ratings & Sustainability Linked Bonds

Stephanie Sfakianos

35 years: Sustainable finance & banking

In this video, Stephanie outlines the drawbacks of relying on ESG scores & ratings, and instead suggests ESG disclosure should be improved to help smaller companies. She further goes on to introduce the idea of a Sustainability linked bond, before finally providing concluding remarks on what the breakdown of market activity will look like in a year's time.

In this video, Stephanie outlines the drawbacks of relying on ESG scores & ratings, and instead suggests ESG disclosure should be improved to help smaller companies. She further goes on to introduce the idea of a Sustainability linked bond, before finally providing concluding remarks on what the breakdown of market activity will look like in a year's time.

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ESG Ratings & Sustainability Linked Bonds

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Overview

ESG ratings providers are going to be subjected to a great deal more scrutiny, with accreditation schemes being set up, starting in Europe. However, there are still challenges in how ESG scores are analysed and measured. Smaller companies are finding it difficult to keep up with their larger counterparts, who have dedicated team members focused on ESG efforts.

Key learning objectives:

  • Identify how ESG scores are measured

  • Understand if ESG ratings really matter

  • Outline the ongoing international efforts to improve standards

  • Define sustainability-linked bond

  • Understand how successful have efforts been to ‘green’ financial markets

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Stephanie Sfakianos

Stephanie Sfakianos

Stephanie's long career in the financial services industry in London culminated around the past seven years in the field of sustainable finance. She has now left the banking industry, but has continued to apply her sustainable finance expertise through her work with ICMA and the International Standards Organisation.

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