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  • '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.

  • SLBs at 'inflection point' in 2023 as sustainable bond market rebounds

    19 January 2023

    After struggling in late 2022, S&P's Dennis Sugrue tells Ahren Lester the sustainability-linked bond market needs to face up to its significant challenges to return as a driver rather than drag on sustainable bond growth in 2023

  • S&P: $1trn sustainable bond market could return in 2023

    17 January 2023

    S&P Global Ratings has forecast that the sustainable bond market could return to being a trillion dollar market in 2023, with growth expected to comfortably exceed that of the broader bond market.

  • S&P acquires Shades of Green from CICERO

    06 December 2022

    S&P Global has bought second-party opinion (SPO) provider Shades of Green from climate research firm CICERO for an undisclosed sum

  • S&P slashes 2022 sustainable bond forecast by 40%

    20 September 2022

    S&P Global Ratings now forecasts $865 billion will be raised through sustainable bonds in 2022, which represents a 40% cut in its previous annual expectation and a 16% reduction on 2021 issuance volumes