Moody's says EU Green Deal to bring "transformative" climate transition changes
Moody's Investors Service said the EU 'Green Deal' announced in late 2019 will be "transformative" in driving climate transition changes among a number of different industries in Europe.
Moody's says ESG concerns increasingly influencing credit quality
Moody's Investors Services said environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns were "increasingly" influencing credit outlooks in 2020.
"Pitfalls" in ESG ratings requires investor caution
Investors should be cautious when using the growing number of environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings and data providers amid several inherent pitfalls, although valuable insights can still be drawn from them.
Australian bushfires hit GDP, but current credit impact limited
Moody's Investors Service believes the short-term sovereign and state-level credit impact of the Australian bushfires will be "limited", but said the rising frequency and severity of the climate change-related natural disasters will "test" issuers.
Rise of sustainable CLOs to grow universe of ESG-friendly companies – Moody’s
The growth of collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) that incorporate sustainability factors is set to stimulate the creation of new sustainability-conscious companies and sectors, as well as the positive transformation of existing issuers, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Climate-threatened sovereigns can get multilateral development credit boost, Moody’s says
Moody’s Investors Service has predicted ‘substantial’ growth in the role of multi-lateral development banks (MDBs), as countries that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change look to increase their resiliency and, in turn, strengthen their credit profile.
Moody’s ready to lower Mexico City airport Green Bond Assessment
In an unpredecented move, Moody’s Investors Service has said it is ready to lower the Green Bond Assessment (GBA) it assigned Mexico City Airport Trust’s $6 billion of green notes.
Moody’s predicts sharp increase in sovereign green bonds
Many more sovereign green bonds are likely in coming years, predicts Moody’s Investors Service.