ESG Ratings in fixed income: A good start
ESG ratings should only be used as a first step when it comes to assessing issuers, a panel at Environmental Finance's ESG and Fixed Income 2020 conference heard. Ahren Lester reports
$250bn green bond issuance expected in 2020, says Moody's
Moody's plugs more ESG data into flagship ratings and research platform
Moody's has expanded its flagship CreditView platform to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) data from Vigeo Eiris and Four Twenty Seven, in a broader push recognising the growing importance on ESG of assessing issuer risk.
Moody's raises forecast for social and sustainability bonds by $50bn
Moody's Investors Service has raised its 2020 forecast for social and sustainability bonds by $50 billion, as these types of bonds are increasingly issued to help finance the response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Moody's lowers 2020 sustainable bond forecast after Q1 slump
Ratings agency Moody's has scrapped its original $400 billion green, social and sustainability bond forecast for 2020, after the issuance of green bonds fell 49% in the coronavirus-hit first quarter of 2020.
Moody's: ESG risks 'material' in a third of ratings actions
Moody's Investors Service reported that environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks were a "material" credit consideration in a third of its private-sector issuer rating actions in 2019.
Coronavirus to dampen sustainability bond issuance: Moody's
The coronavirus pandemic is set to dampen the prospects of sustainability bond issuance in emerging markets in coming months, according to Moody's Investors Service.
Powering up the energy storage market
Interest in the energy storage market is starting to take off, Ahren Lester explains, despite caution over changing business models continuing to hold back widespread investment.
Treasurers call for help to overcome ESG bond nervousness
Ongoing nerves among corporate treasurers about issuing green, social and sustainability bonds could be settled by helpful engagement with fixed income investors. Ahren Lester hears the views of the Association of Corporate Treasurers.