• $44m water treatment bonds 'at top end' of S&P assessment

    18 August 2017

    $44 million of unlabelled green bonds issued by a US utility for water management projects have been assigned S&P Global Ratings' highest score for their predicted positive environmental impact.

  • S&P launches beefed-up green bond evaluation tool

    26 April 2017

    S&P Global has launched its long-awaited Green Evaluation Tool after beefing-up the list of mitigation projects it can assess.

  • 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

  • Sustainable Investing market to grow despite Trump, says S&P

    23 November 2016

    Trump's elections will not impact the growth of sustainable investing, according to S&P, as investors, rather than policymakers, are now driving the market.

  • S&P green bond evaluation tool to launch 'early next year'

    18 November 2016

    S&P Global Ratings, formerly known as Standard & Poor's, will launch its green bond evaluation tool early next year, after beefing up its methodology for adaptation technologies, Environmental Finance can reveal.

  • Standardising assessments to boost green investment

    03 October 2016

    Michael Wilkins explains why new assessment tools – for green bonds and corporate ESG factors – may help increase green investment.

  • S&P Global Ratings develops green bond and ESG assessment tools

    09 September 2016

    S&P Global Ratings is developing a green bond evaluation tool, making it the latest in a series of players to launch a product to help investors quantify the green credentials of an issue.

  • Offshore wind's first investment grade project 'close', says S&P

    15 June 2016

    The first investment grade rating for an offshore wind project could be issued in the next 12 months, according to Standard & Poor's (S&P).

  • Climate change set to test the resilience of corporates

    13 July 2015

    As scientists predict climate change will exacerbate the impact of natural disasters in the future, Miroslav Petkov and Michael Wilkins suggest that companies should prepare to be tested and existing protection measures could soon prove inadequate

  • Corporate green bond issuance to hit $20bn in 2014, predicts S&P

    21 May 2014

    The value of corporate green bond issues is set to grow to $20 billion in 2014, a new report from Standard & Poor's has predicted.