• Rise of transition plans could remedy regulatory 'failure' to boost transition finance

    16 April 2024
  • ESMA proposes mandating ESG transparency in credit ratings

    03 April 2024

    The European securities regulator has proposed requiring credit ratings agencies to explicitly state where and how ESG factors are incorporated in their methodologies.

  • S&P: Climate-related credit rating actions 'to grow'

    21 March 2024

    Climate-related credit rating actions at corporate and infrastructure issuers doubled in number last year and are expected to continue to increase, S&P Global Ratings predicts.

  • US muni sustainable bond market to grow in 2024, predicts S&P

    18 March 2024

    US municipal issuance of sustainable bonds is forecast to grow 5% in 2024 as issuers are incentivised to return to the market and issuance sizes continue to grow, according to S&P Global Ratings.

  • 'Big four' sustainable finance SPO providers emerge in 2023

    20 February 2024

    Sustainalytics, S&P Global Ratings, ISS and Moody's have emerged as the 'big four' second-party opinion (SPO) providers in the sustainable finance market in 2023, but the race for market share has tightened as the sector matures and consolidates.

  • Emerging markets to increasingly tap sustainable bond market in 2024, says S&P

    16 February 2024

    Emerging markets could increasingly access the labelled bond market in 2024, S&P Global Ratings predicted, despite moderate growth being forecast for the market as a whole.

  • S&P: Physical climate risk could reduce global economy by 4.4% a year

    27 November 2023

    Physical climate risks are likely to become more material to S&P's sovereign rating analysis, the rating agency says. Ahren Lester reports

  • S&P Shades of Green: Updated SPO offers more than just 'an extra shade'

    18 September 2023

    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

    14 September 2023

    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,...

  • MSCI, Bloomberg among big-name signatories to Japan ESG data code of conduct

    28 July 2023

    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.