• ESG Ratings in fixed income: A good start

    19 November 2020

    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

  • Moody's plugs more ESG data into flagship ratings and research platform

    01 October 2020

    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

    18 August 2020

    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

    05 May 2020

    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

    15 April 2020

    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

    18 March 2020

    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

    28 February 2020

    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

    17 February 2020

    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.