S&P: Physical climate risk could reduce global economy by 4.4% a year
Physical climate risks are likely to become more material to S&P's sovereign rating analysis, the rating agency says. Ahren Lester reports
Inaugural COP report published
Environmental Finance has published its first COP-focused special report in the build up to COP28, taking place in Dubai this week.
S&P Shades of Green: Updated SPO offers more than just 'an extra shade'
The financial research and analysis firm tells Ahren Lester its updated second-party opinion (SPO) methodology is more than just a marriage of the separate S&P and Shades of Green models
S&P finalises SPO integration with Shades of Green, adding another colour
S&P Global Ratings has finalised the integration of its recently acquired Shades of Green business into its second-party opinion (SPOs) methodology for sustainable finance instruments,...
Surprise as S&P drop ESG scores from credit ratings
The retreat from ESG scoring from the credit rating agency has flagged concerns around ESG transparency and the impact of anti-ESG sentiment, Ahren Lester writes
Sustainalytics biggest SPO provider in first half of 2023
Sustainalytics provided the most sustainable finance second-party opinions (SPOs) in the first six months of 2023, whilst Moody's ESG saw its market share jump to become the third largest provider.
S&P launches nature and biodiversity risk assessment
S&P Global Sustainable 1 has launched a nature and biodiversity risk portfolio assessment service.
MSCI, Bloomberg among big-name signatories to Japan ESG data code of conduct
Major data providers MSCI and Bloomberg are among 17 signatories to a Japanese code of conduct for ESG data, the country's regulator has revealed.