• 'Junk' sustainable bonds have weaker covenants

    17 June 2022

    The covenants attached to 'speculative'-grade sustainable bonds in 2021 were weaker in quality than their non-sustainable bonds equivalents, with the trend demonstrated particularly among sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs).

  • EM sustainable bond issuance bucks global trend in 2022

    10 June 2022

    Emerging market (EM) sustainable bond issuance in the first quarter of 2022 has continued to grow strongly, according to Moody's Investors Service, in stark contrast to the overall sustainable bond market.

  • Moody's: LatAm utilities better positioned for transition

    13 May 2022

    Power companies and electric utilities in Latin America are better placed than their peers in emerging economies for the transition to a low-carbon economy, Moody's Investor Service has said.

  • Moody's unveils ESG portfolio screening kit

    27 April 2022

    Moody's has launched a data platform that provides access to Moody's physical and transition climate risk data sets across a recently expanded universe of 10,000 companies globally.

  • NY Fed: Climate risk 'unconditionally reflected' in credit ratings, spreads

    26 April 2022

    Climate risk related to regulation and environmental performance is "unconditionally reflected" in the credit ratings and pricing among US corporates, according to research by the New York Federal Reserve.

  • Moody's scores 201 financial institutions on ESG

    06 April 2022

    Moody's has expanded its environmental, social and governance (ESG) credit impact scores to cover 201 financial institutions and a host of new sectors, including companies in the global airline and shipping sectors.

  • EU's CBAM a credit risk to Asian industry

    14 March 2022

    The EU's Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) could cause credit risks for many Asian industries, Moody's Investors Service has warned.

  • Impact: areas to watch in 2022

    24 December 2021

    Big-name players demonstrate the growing appeal of impact strategies - but calls for more credible evidence of impact continue to grow, Michael Hurley writes