• Taking sustainable sukuk to the next level

    14 March 2023

    Islamic financiers are hoping to capitalise on growing international ESG demand, Fitch Ratings' Bashar Al-Natoor tells Genevieve Redgrave

  • First US central bank-led climate analysis to assess risks to real estate

    18 January 2023

    The six largest US banks are to study the exposure of their real estate portfolios to physical risks posed by climate change, in the country's first climate scenario analysis exercise led by the Federal Reserve Board.

  • 'Sustainable' issuances could grow to be 15% of sukuk market, says Fitch

    05 August 2022

    Sustainable sukuk are expected to represent 5% of the total sukuk market within five years - and could reach 15% over the "medium term", according to Fitch Ratings.

  • Social issues set to gain prominence in credit ratings - Fitch

    30 May 2022

    Social issues are only 'minimally' relevant to credit ratings but are set to become more important as society demands more on sustainability and fair treatment, according to credit ratings agency Fitch.

  • Environmental issues likely to become a key credit rating driver

    18 May 2022

    The impact of environmental issues on corporate credit ratings is limited but is likely to become a key rating driver in the next five years.

  • Fitch: Sovereign sustainable bonds 'can be positive' for credit ratings

    11 February 2022

    Fitch Ratings predicted the increasingly important role that sustainable bonds play in sovereign debt management could become credit positive for issuers in the future.

  • EU Green Bond Standard will struggle to become global 'gold standard', says Fitch

    03 September 2021

    The EU Green Bond Standard (GBS) could struggle to become the global 'gold standard' without clearer alignment of international 'green' taxonomies