• 10% of sustainability-linked bonds 'not aligned' with ICMA principles, says Fitch

    29 November 2023

    One in ten of the sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) rated by Sustainable Fitch are "not aligned" with the widely accepted principles administered by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), almost four-times the level for green, social and sustainability bonds.

  • Widespread mandatory nature reporting 'unlikely' in the near future

    02 November 2023

    Mandatory nature reporting is 'unlikely' in most jurisdictions over the next few years, Sustainable Fitch believes, although stricter rules may come into force for those jurisdictions most exposed to nature-related risks.

  • Sustainable sukuk 'to nearly double market share in five years'

    30 October 2023

    Fitch Ratings said that sustainable sukuk could grow to be 7.5% of the overall sukuk market by 2028, up from 4% at the end of the third quarter.

  • Biodiversity credits face 'credibility challenges', warns Sustainable Fitch

    10 October 2023

    Biodiversity credits are likely to face similar "credibility challenges" to carbon credits, Sustainable Fitch has warned.

  • Reporting burdens hindering biodiversity SLBs, says Sustainable Fitch

    10 October 2023

    Despite "considerable" growth in biodiversity-related green bonds, the market for related sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) is being hindered by reporting burdens, Sustainable Fitch has said.

  • Sustainable Fitch adopts JFSA's Code of Conduct

    04 October 2023
  • Regulation, TNFD to turn the tide in oceans investing, says Sustainable Fitch

    15 September 2023

    Despite a limited number of investable opportunities currently, changing regulation and initiatives such as the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) could turn the tide for sustainable investments in the world's oceans, Sustainable Fitch has said.

  • Investors to increase pressure on biodiversity, says Sustainable Fitch

    06 September 2023

    Investors are likely to increase engagement with on biodiversity-related issues, and place more pressure on companies to set biodiversity or nature targets, Sustainable Fitch has predicted.

  • Indonesia considering coal for 'green' taxonomy

    05 September 2023

    A move from the Indonesian regulator to consider coal as 'green' within its taxonomy could risk foreign investor confidence in the market", both an international energy institute and Sustainable Fitch have warned.

  • 'Financial time bomb' of climate-related credit rating volatility awaits, says IEEFA

    21 August 2023

    A "financial time bomb is ticking" due to expected volatility in credit ratings caused by climate risks which have not yet been adequately reflected in ratings, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has warned.