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

    16 April 2024
  • 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

  • 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.

  • Address climate adaptation finance, says IPCC co-author

    12 April 2022

    Financial institutions must urgently move away from funding fossil fuels and channel more capital to financing climate adaptation measures, according to a co-author of the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

  • 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.

  • What makes a good corona-bond?

    29 April 2020

    Amid the pressing need to rush out Covid-19 bonds, how to uphold best practice, asks Michael Hurley

  • Green bonds: Assessing the external reviewers

    26 February 2020

    Sustainalytics continued to dominate the market for external reviewers in 2019, writes Christopher Marchant

  • Cicero pilots Shades of Green assessment of corporates

    27 November 2019

    Cicero plans to extend use of its Shades of Green methodology to assess the transition strategy of corporates.

  • Taxonomy moving in the right direction but still too complex, says Cicero

    06 September 2019

    The second draft of the EU’s taxonomy of climate-related economic activities is an improvement on the first draft – but still risks burdening the market with unnecessary complexity, according to Cicero Shades of Green.