• A proposal for rating unremediated pollution costs of business

    03 September 2019

    A new system could be used to price in externalities, argue Praveen Varma, Mark Gold and Henry Shilling

  • People Moves: Moody's, South Pole, RobecoSAM, Renovate, GSC

    16 June 2017

    Henry Shilling is to retire from Moody's Investor Service at the end of the month.

  • Upgrading ESG

    08 March 2017

    Are credit ratings subprime when it comes to integrating ESG risks, asks Hamza Ali

  • A record breaking $93bn of green bonds issued in 2016

    20 January 2017

    The green bond market returned to explosive growth in 2016, as a spurt of activity in China saw the value of issuance more than double to $93 billion.

  • 50 shades of green bonds - and 50 ways of assessing them

    29 December 2016

    Ratings agencies have weighed into the green bond market in the past year, adding to the raft of existing tools for assessing bonds. Where is this increasingly crowded marketplace heading, asks Peter Cripps

  • Green bond market doubles to $84bn

    02 December 2016

    Green bond issuance has doubled last year's total to reach a record breaking $84 billion, thanks in part to a giant green bond issued by China's Bank of Communications (BoCom), Environmental Finance can reveal.

  • Moody's revises up 2016 green bond forecast to $75bn

    27 July 2016

    Moody's has raised its forecast for 2016 green bond issuance to $75 billion, up from $70 billion, on the back of record-breaking volume in the three months to 30 June.

  • Moody's ups 2016 green bond forecast to $70bn

    21 April 2016

    Moody's has upped its prediction for green bond issuance for 2016 to $70 billion, after a record-breaking first quarter boosted by a spate of massive deals from Chinese.

  • Moody's names more taxonomies it will use in its Green Bond Assessments

    06 April 2016

    Moody's has named three taxonomies it will use in addition to the Green Bond Principles to help it assess the environmental credentials of green bonds.

  • Setting the standard

    30 March 2016

    As the market grows, so too does the number of companies and organisations 'defining' what is acceptable as a green bond. Sophie Robinson-Tillett looks at the patchwork of offerings and how they are set to develop