• 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.

  • 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.

  • US, emerging markets to spur sustainable bond growth

    17 July 2023

    With regulatory and policy shifts in motion, US sustainable bonds are expected to rebound after underwhelming issuance in recent years, market experts predict.

  • Towards $5trn: the trends set to drive the sustainable bond market

    17 July 2023

    Cumulative sustainable bond issuance crossed the $4 trillion milestone last month, but what should we expect as the market shift towards its next trillion, asks Ahren Lester

  • Moody's: Sustainable bonds to secure 'record' 15% market share in 2023

    31 January 2023

    Moody's Investors Service said a fresh trillion-dollar record for sustainable bond issuance in 2023 is "unlikely," but sustainable bonds are forecast to surpass their record-breaking market share set in 2022

  • Moody's: ESG-driven credit risk will accelerate in 2023

    09 January 2023

    Moody's Investors Service said credit risk related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors is set to grow in 2023, including because of rising scrutiny of company decarbonisation plans.