Fixed on ESG, Ep. 13: Desalination

In some areas, population explosion has exhausted freshwater supplies, and globally the impacts of a warming climate have caused the slow depletion of the freshwater resources available. The search for solutions to freshwater scarcity has intensified and led some municipalities to explore desalination, or the process of turning saltwater into freshwater, as one potential solution.

PGIM Fixed Income’s Taylor Chatlos, ESG Specialist, and Michael Slonim, Municipal Bond Credit Research Analyst, join this episode of Fixed on ESG to provide a complete look at desalination for investors: what it entails; the environmental and social costs and benefits; how we evaluate a desalination credit differently from a run-of-the-mill water utility; and how we integrate these considerations into our investment process when looking at municipal deals.

Recorded on May 31, 2023.

PGIM Fixed Income
PGIM Fixed Income

PGIM Fixed Income is a global asset manager offering active solutions across all fixed income markets. The company has portfolio management and research teams in Newark, New Jersey, London, Amsterdam, Zurich, Munich, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. As of December 31, 2022, the firm has $770 billion of assets under management, including $350 billion in institutional assets, $169 billion in retail assets, and $251 billion in proprietary assets. Nearly 1000 institutional investors entrust PGIM Fixed Income with their assets.

Rupal Shah
Principal, Client Advisory Group
655 Broad Street
Newark, NJ, USA 07102

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