Debtwire Restructuring Forum - Miami

The must-attend event for the US restructuring community!

JW Marriott Miami, Brickell, Miami, Florida

01 Dec

Panel: Are ESG considerations still a priority in the face of a global economic downturn?

In a recent study by RBC, almost 50% of US investors said that financial performance and returns were more important than ESG impact. Notably, US-based ESG funds have returned 10.2% on average per year, compared to 12.6% for broader funds. A new report released by Bernstein advised that if the US heads into a recession, inflation is expected to remain high, but diversity, inclusion and the circular economy themes are well-positioned in times of slowing growth and recession with relatively low volatility, high free cash flow yield, and offer higher quality at a reasonable price. This panel will discuss:

  • Will ESG considerations become less important in the face of an economic downturn?
  • How might LPs reassess ESG priorities in the face of an economic downturn when allocating funds? 
  • How can investors use restructuring opportunities to promote diversity, inclusivity, and a circular economy? 
  • How are green bonds performing and what is the future of ‘green’ or climate related issuance?
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  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
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    Michael Weissenburger Director BlackRock Bio
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    Alessia Falsarone Adjunct Faculty, Non-Executive Director The University of Chicago, CESB Program, Nasdaq: ARZGF, FTSE4Good Bio
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    Rita Mangalick Managing Director and Global Head of ESG Blackstone Credit Bio
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    Evis Progonati Deputy Managing Editor Debtwire ABS