Tag: climate finance

In EnviroLine, S&P Global Ratings’ Nicole Martin talks Climate disclosure, credit ratings and Canada  

Writing for EnviroLine, Nicole Martin, Senior Director at S&P Global Ratings, argues that widespread, comprehensive, systematic disclosure can serve to support more consistent and transparent analysis of climate-related risks. In turn, this allows all stakeholders to better understand both the long- and short-term consequences of climate change for the financial markets. Read the full article …

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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 releases its Green Evaluation product

On April 26, S&P Global Ratings released its highly anticipated Green Evaluation product – an asset-level environmental credential which builds upon today’s existing frameworks of governance and transparency (e.g. the Green Bond Principles). Although green bond issuance doubled to US$82.6 billion from 2015 levels, the market remains relatively small, representing only 1.4% of a $90 …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Wilkins tells Partnerships Bulletin that standardisation is crucial with the emergence of new green financing instruments

In 2016, green bond issuance doubled to US$82.6 billion from 2015 levels, and this year, S&P Global Ratings expects that the green bond market will reach the milestone of over US$100 billion of issuance worldwide in a single year. However, investment of some US$90 trillion is needed over the next 15 years to achieve global …

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S&P’s Mike Wilkins tells Business Green that climate risk assessment is moving in the right direction, but not fast enough

Even after the 2008 financial crisis, new research by the 2° Investing Initiative and the Generation Foundation highlights how analysts and investors still largely ignore ‘white swans’ – non-cyclical, non-linear, long-term financial risks that short-term (1-5 years) focused financial analyses leave in the dark. In an interview for Business Green, Mike Wilkins, S&P Global Ratings’ …

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S&P Global Ratings’ report discussing new climate risk disclosures reaches specialist press

Following the latest U.N. Climate Change Summit (COP22) in Marrakesh, the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released its much-anticipated climate-related financial risk recommendations. These recommendations aim to provide specific climate-related guidance for organisations in the financial and non-financial sectors, including: asset managers, asset owners, banks, insurance companies, energy, transportation, …

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Trump, energy and the environment – S&P Global Ratings releases the December issue of IFR Outlook

S&P has released the December edition of IFR Outlook, the newsletter of key infrastructure and project finance-related research and rating news. In the front-page feature, Michael Wilkins, head of environmental and climate risk research, assesses global trends in climate finance. Looking back at the year since the Paris Agreement, he explains that continued development of the …

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S&P’s Mike Wilkins details updated Green Bond Evaluation in interview with Responsible Investor

Following a climate finance panel discussion at COP22 in Marrakesh, Mike Wilkins, S&P Global Ratings’ Head of Environmental and Climate Risk Research, tells Sophie Robinson-Tillett of Responsible Investor that S&P’s ‘Green Bond Evaluation’ is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2017. “We’ve been providing credit ratings on green bonds for a number of …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Wilkins tells Environmental Finance that the Green Bond Evaluation will be released in ‘early 2017’

After S&P Global Ratings released a proposal for assessing green bonds in September 2016, Michael Wilkins, Head of Environmental and Climate Risk Research, tells Environmental Finance that the new and improved Green Bond Evaluation will be released in the first quarter of 2017. The evaluation tool is now the product of an extensive consultation period, …

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