'Junk' sustainable bonds have weaker covenants
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
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
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
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
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: Ukraine war won't derail energy transition
Moody's scores 201 financial institutions on ESG
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
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
Big-name players demonstrate the growing appeal of impact strategies - but calls for more credible evidence of impact continue to grow, Michael Hurley writes