European re/insurers at forefront of fossil fuel withdrawal, Moody's reveals
Axa, Allianz, Swiss Re, Munich Re and Zurich have made greater progress than their global peers in reducing exposure to fossil fuels and thermal coal in particular, according to a Moody's Investors Service report.
S&P integrates Trucost data into analysis and research tools
S&P Global Market Intelligence has integrated climate data from Trucost into its portfolio analysis and quantitative research tools.
High-emitters' climate disclosures 'fail to quantify financial impact'
The climate-related financial disclosures by most US and European companies in 'environmentally sensitive' industries do not quantify the potential financial impact of climate change on their business, according to Moody's.
Enel's sustainability-linked bonds to be first of many, says Moody's
Moody's believes Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)-linked bonds, such as Enel's recent €2.5 billion ($2.8 billion) issue, will become more common as investors are increasingly interested in issuers' overall sustainability credentials.
Bond round-up: Societe Generale, Ferrovie, Posco, BKW Group and more...
New York State Housing Finance Agency has issued a preliminary statement announcing its intention to issue two sustainability bonds amounting to $72.77 million and $9.6 million.
ESG risks increasingly affect insurers' credit profiles
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks increasingly affect insurers' credit profiles, with European insurers more exposed than those in other regions, according to rating agency Moody's.
Dai-Ichi Life invests $200m in green and sustainability bonds
Dai-ichi Life Insurance has invested JPY21.6 billion ($200 million) in green and sustainability bonds issued by two development banks.
AIIB issues $2.5bn sustainability-themed bond
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has issued its first 'global bond', worth $2.5 billion, to finance environmentally friendly infrastructure investment and promote environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing across Asia.
Moody's consults on proposed 'carbon transition assessments'
Moody’s is seeking feedback on a proposed scoring system for assessing carbon transition risk among publicly traded non-financial companies.
Green bond round-up: ICO, Klabin, Reykjavik Energy, Midsummer, IBRD, Fabege, Housing New Zealand, Argosy Property and Vasakronan
Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO), a state-owned Spanish bank, has issued a €500 million ($562 million) green note that matures in 2024.