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.
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.