'Big four' sustainable finance SPO providers emerge in 2023
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
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
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'
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,...
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.
SLBs at 'inflection point' in 2023 as sustainable bond market rebounds
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
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
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%
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