• Snam secures inaugural Moody's net-zero plan score

    12 February 2024

    Snam has been awarded the inaugural Moody's 'Net Zero Assessment' (NZA) score, with the Italian energy infrastructure firm praised for its "clear" Scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction plan but was warned of challenging Scope 3 "hurdles".

  • Moody's: 'Very large overlap' between double materiality and financial materiality

    19 November 2021

    Moody's Investors Service expects that there could be a "very large overlap" between double materiality and the financial materiality...

  • ESG Ratings in fixed income: A good start

    19 November 2020

    ESG ratings should only be used as a first step when it comes to assessing issuers, a panel at Environmental Finance's ESG and Fixed Income 2020 conference heard. Ahren Lester reports

  • Moody's: ESG risks 'material' in a third of ratings actions

    15 April 2020

    Moody's Investors Service reported that environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks were a "material" credit consideration in a third of its private-sector issuer rating actions in 2019.

  • US Yieldcos: escaping the parent trap

    23 June 2017

    A recent spate of M&As in the yieldco space seems to point to a new chapter in the model's evolution. Hamza Ali reports

  • New shoots, old roots; the return of the yieldco

    23 November 2016

    After a disastrous year in 2015, US yieldcos have seen their share prices rebound. Has the model turned a corner, asks Hamza Ali

  • TERP and GLBL could be in default by end of the week, says Moody's

    09 May 2016

    US yieldcos Terraform Power (TERP) and Terraform Global (GLBL) are 'quite likely' to be in technical default by 13 May, according to a report by ratings agency Moody's.

  • Feeding the beast: are US yieldcos sustainable?

    30 September 2015

    Yieldcos have been growing rapidly in recent years, but what are their long-term prospects, asks Hamza Ali