Category: Green Finance

S&P Global Ratings’ sustainable finance team is bolstered with new appointment

In January, S&P Global Ratings expanded its Sustainable Finance team with a new appointment. Corinne Bendersky transfers to London from San Francisco, where she spent the last two and half years as an Associate in the Infrastructure & Renewables Team, specialising in credit ratings for renewable energy and public private partnership projects. In her new …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Jessica Williams discusses how both private and sovereign financing will help countries reach their Paris Climate Pledges in Energy World

Last year’s COP23 event focused on the need to accelerate climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, and increase infrastructure resilience. But where will the money come from? Writing for the Energy Institute’s publication Energy World, S&P Global Ratings Analyst, Jessica Williams, discusses how enabling private sector finance will likely be critical for decarbonisation ambitions to …

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S&P Global Ratings’ 2018 green bond outlook covered by the specialist press

S&P Global Ratings expects strengthening green bond market fundamentals to fuel about a 30% increase in self-labeled instruments globally in 2018, pushing issuance to around $200 billion for the year (2018). This news, published in a report entitled Green Bonds Issuance Is Expected to Shoot Up Further was covered by the following in the specialist …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Noemie De La Gorce quoted on green bond issuance in Environmental Finance

Noemie De La Gorce, S&P Global Ratings’ primary analyst on the recent 2018 green bond outlook, Green Bonds Issuance Is Expected to Shoot Up Further, spoke to Environmental Finance about her findings. De La Gorce noted that – after playing a key role in the take-off of the green bond market – development banks “now …

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The Nordics Continue To Blaze The Trail For Green Bonds: S&P Global Ratings’ report covered by the specialist press

The Nordics are known worldwide as pioneers in green finance. Since the very first green bond issuance in 2007, the market has expanded massively – close to US$300 billion of the instruments have been issued globally as of October 2017. S&P Global Ratings published a report on how the Nordics will likely continue to blaze …

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In Sustainable City Network, S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson considers the growth of the U.S. municipal green bond market

As market interest continues to mount in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water conservation measures, U.S. cities and states are witnessing substantial reductions in their carbon footprints, as well as an ongoing mass transformation of the energy generation grid. As such, many municipalities are taking advantage of the “green bond” as a way to finance …

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Commerzbank’s Ruediger Senft cited on sustainable trade finance in Global Trade Review

Global Trade Review has cited the head of corporate responsibility at Commerzbank, Ruediger Senft, on the impact of climate risk on global commerce. Senft explains that while trading companies and commodity producers face “real and urgent challenges”, they can “look to their banks for expertise on how to build resilient, future-proof supply chains”. He argues that “instead …

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Incentivising low-carbon infrastructure following COP23 – S&P Global Ratings writes for Responsible Investor

In the wake of COP23, climate change negotiations are already bringing repercussions on many energy and infrastructure sector assets: from enhanced resilience and low‐carbon transportation projects, to the conversion or shuttering of fossil fuel power plants. S&P Global Ratings – along with Norton Rose Fulbright – writes in Responsible Investor on how we can expect …

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S&P Global Ratings’ COP23 outlook covered by Sustainable City Network

After a year of multiple extreme weather events around the world, there was growing sense of urgency for action at COP23, particularly from the small island states and developing countries looking to focus more attention on climate change adaptation. As such, S&P Global Ratings’ produced a report “COP23: Two Degrees, With Separation” examining the nationally …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson considers the development and prospects of the U.S. green bond marketplace in American Infrastructure

2017 has seen a surge of global green bond issuances. The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) quantified the total figure for H12017 at $55.8 billion – representing a $21.2 billion increase from the same period in 2016. Despite the sharp increase in both America’s municipal and corporate issuances this year, the majority of green bond marketplace …

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