Responsible Investing

DSC Meridian integrates material sustainability risk factors throughout the investment process.

Integration

Integration

Sustainability research integration is proprietary, analyst led and we also engage with companies to shape positive outcomes where it’s potentially additive to investor value.

DSC Meridian is an active member within the Responsible Investing Ecosystem.

Memberships include: United Nations PRI, SASB Alliance, CERES, Council of Institutional Investors.

The Opportunity

The Opportunity

  • Asset managers have done little to promote sustainability outcomes with high yield issuers
  • As event-driven credit investors, DSC Meridian has unique access to the C-suite, most evident during bankruptcy or corporate restructuring
  • DSC Meridian frequently has an opportunity to engage and advance material sustainability-linked improvements with portfolio companies while potentially lowering their cost of capital
Corporate Engagement

Corporate Engagement

Corporate Engagement has two objectives and two benefits:

Shape sustainability outcomes

Societal benefit

Drive issuers to…

Identify material issues and set performance targets

Assign accountability and responsibility

Track and disclose performance over time

Information asymmetries

Investor benefit

Creates deeper…

Relationships with the management team

Conviction in underwriting

Understanding of themes, early identification of secular trends and disruptions, i.e. winners/losers

Integration

Integration

Sustainability research integration is proprietary, analyst led and we also engage with companies to shape positive outcomes where it’s potentially additive to investor value.

DSC Meridian is an active member within the Responsible Investing Ecosystem.

Memberships include: United Nations PRI, SASB Alliance, CERES, Council of Institutional Investors.

The Opportunity

The Opportunity

  • Asset managers have done little to promote sustainability outcomes with high yield issuers
  • As event-driven credit investors, DSC Meridian has unique access to the C-suite, most evident during bankruptcy or corporate restructuring
  • DSC Meridian frequently has an opportunity to engage and advance material sustainability-linked improvements with portfolio companies while potentially lowering their cost of capital

Corporate Engagement

Corporate Engagement

Corporate Engagement has two objectives and two benefits:

Shape sustainability outcomes

Societal benefit

Drive issuers to…

Identify material issues and set performance targets

Assign accountability and responsibility

Track and disclose performance over time

Information asymmetries

Investor benefit

Creates deeper…

Relationships with the management team

Conviction in underwriting

Understanding of themes, early identification of secular trends and disruptions, i.e. winners/losers

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