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  • Moody's maintains 2024 sustainable bond forecast despite strong start

    03 May 2024

    Moody's has retained its $950 billion sustainable bond issuance forecast for 2024 despite a strong start to the year amid expectations that challenging fixed income conditions will continue to be headwind for the market to reach a new record.

  • Snam secures inaugural Moody's net-zero plan score

    12 February 2024

    Snam has been awarded the inaugural Moody's 'Net Zero Assessment' (NZA) score, with the Italian energy infrastructure firm praised for its "clear" Scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction plan but was warned of challenging Scope 3 "hurdles".

  • 'Mixed' climate disclosure regulation 'impacting sustainable bond issuance'

    26 January 2024

    Emerging climate disclosure regulations are keeping some issuers "on the sidelines" of sustainable bond markets, according to Moody's Investors Service - but the shift to mandated disclosures should spur more issuance over the long-term.

  • Moody's: Sustainable bond issuance set to remain 'resilient' in 2024

    24 January 2024

    Sustainable bond issuance in 2024 is expected to remain flat at around $950 billion with growth in green and sustainability bonds expected to offset weakness for social and sustainability-linked bonds, according to Moody's Investors Service.

  • Moody's: Sustainability-linked bonds face 'pivotal' 2024 as quality concerns persist

    24 January 2024

    2024 could prove a "pivotal" year for sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) as they continue to demonstrate a sustainability quality gap compared with use-of-proceeds instruments, according to second-party opinion provider Moody's Investors Service.

  • Moody's: 2023 sustainable bond issuance 'still on track' for $950bn

    01 November 2023

    Moody's Investors Service said annual sustainable bond issuance in 2023 was still "on track" to surpass 2022 levels, with the financial services firm reiterating its $950 billion forecast ahead of the UN COP28 climate summit next month.

  • 'Financial time bomb' of climate-related credit rating volatility awaits, says IEEFA

    21 August 2023

    A "financial time bomb is ticking" due to expected volatility in credit ratings caused by climate risks which have not yet been adequately reflected in ratings, the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has warned.

  • Sustainalytics biggest SPO provider in first half of 2023

    01 August 2023

    Sustainalytics provided the most sustainable finance second-party opinions (SPOs) in the first six months of 2023, whilst Moody's ESG saw its market share jump to become the third largest provider.

  • Moody's: 2023 sustainable bond issuance could 'eclipse' $950bn forecast

    28 July 2023

    Moody's Investors Service believes that sustainable bond issuance could "eclipse" its initial $950 billion forecast for 2023, after a strong start to the year.

  • MSCI, Bloomberg among big-name signatories to Japan ESG data code of conduct

    28 July 2023

    Major data providers MSCI and Bloomberg are among 17 signatories to a Japanese code of conduct for ESG data, the country's regulator has revealed.