COP15 agreement 'significant,' but credit impact depends on implementation
Moody's Investors Service said the UN COP15 biodiversity summit agreement is a "significant milestone" considering the extent of natural capital risk in debt markets,...
Natural capital regulation may heighten credit risk, says Moody's
Growing momentum behind action to preserve nature will likely drive the development of regulatory frameworks that could expose companies and investors to heightened credit and reputational risk...
Moody's: 'Very large overlap' between double materiality and financial materiality
Moody's Investors Service expects that there could be a "very large overlap" between double materiality and the financial materiality...
ESG risks cited in 72% of public sector rating actions in 2020
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks were cited as material credit considerations in 72% of public sector...
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.