S&P's ESG capabilities boosted by $44bn IHS Markit merger
Financial services giant S&P has agreed to merge with data provider IHS Markit, in a mega deal that will boost S&P's already-considerable environmental, social and governance (ESG) firepower.
News round-up: EU offshore wind push, muni green project fund, sovereign ESG data set ... and more
European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans encouraged EU member states to use funds from the €750 billion Next Generation EU fund to make targeted investments in the space to "unlock the necessary private financial flows" to power the expansion.
IHS Markit launches 'first global carbon index'
The average price of carbon credits has more than doubled since the start of 2018 to $23.65, according to an index that claims to be the first benchmark for the global price of carbon credits.
IHS Markit offers ESG tool for private equity investors
Data and analytics company IHS Markit has developed a service to provide environmental, social and governance (ESG) information specifically for private equity (PE) firms, their investors and their portfolio companies.
Optimism trumps uncertainty
The market for carbon offsets remains buoyant, despite regulatory uncertainty. Elena K. Johansson talks to winners of our annual Voluntary Carbon Markets Rankings to find out why.