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

    16 April 2024
  • 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,...

  • S&P-Shades of Green second party opinion slated for June release

    18 April 2023
  • 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

  • Sustainalytics delivers most SPOs in first half of 2022

    25 July 2022

    Sustainalytics provided the most second-party opinions (SPOs) for sustainable finance frameworks in the first half of 2022, according to Environmental Finance figures.

  • EU GBS 'may be a step backward' for green bond impact reporting

    22 April 2022

    The EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS) has been criticised as "definitely not a step forward, and maybe a step backward" with regards to the social and environmental impact reports expected of issuers.

  • DBS Bank creates sustainable and transition finance framework

    30 June 2020

    Singaporean financial services provider DBS Bank has established a 'sustainable and transition finance framework and taxonomy' to "provide a science-based approach to avoid greenwashing".

  • Cicero's equity assessment service combats 'imperfect' ESG ratings

    27 May 2020

    Cicero Shades of Green said its recently-launched equity assessment service looks to address "imperfect" ESG ratings of climate risk, as well as departing from the use of proceeds model typically used in the green bond market.

  • K2A launches 'world's first' green equity framework

    13 May 2020

    Swedish housing company K2A has launched what it believes to be the first green-labelled equity framework.

  • Winners revealed in Environmental Finance's Bond Awards 2020

    30 March 2020

    Environmental Finance's Bond Awards were expanded again this year to reflect the growth and evolution of the green, social and sustainability (GSS) bond markets and to include the nascent GSS loan market.