Emerging market (EM) corporate bonds and sustainability may seem like an unusual combination at first glance. EM bonds are not traditionally regarded as sustainable investments. Nevertheless, more and more companies in the emerging markets meet the relevant criteria and thus meet an investor requirement.
Almost two-thirds of institutional investors from Europe who took part in a study conducted by Union Investment said that sustainability was one of their considerations when constructing their portfolio. At the same time, EM investments provide the sort of superior returns that stopped being achievable in other regions a long time ago.
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