Tag Archive: environmental finance

Commerzbank’s sustainable trade report makes a splash in the specialist press

The future of a sustainable world economy depends on mitigating ethical, social and environmental risks to trade. Commerzbank, having produced a major new report in March 2015 that identified the drivers of sustainable trade, has followed up with a second report on the subject this year. Titled Insights: Scenarios for the Future of Sustainable Trade, …

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S&P explores the risks of climate change in a new report

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) having taken place in Paris, governments and business leaders will reflect on the next steps to limit global warming. All stakeholders now realise the urgent need to combat the negative impacts of rising global temperatures to the global economy. As such, Standard & Poor’s has released an in-depth …

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S&P discusses the future of climate change ahead of COP21

As the world looks to the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris – COP21 – the future of a low-carbon global economy is high on the agenda. Governments will seek strategies to limit the rise of global temperatures – with a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius being the target. But making the jump to a …

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S&P reports on the effect of environmental and climate risks on corporate ratings in Environmental Finance

Rising environmental and climate risks are likely to increase related credit rating actions in the coming years, according to S&P’s recent report in Environmental Finance. Looking back, the report reveals that, so far, the lion’s share of changes to ratings have occurred in the oil refining sector, regulated utilities, and unregulated power and gas subsectors. …

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SFS CEO Roland Chalons-Browne features in Environmental Finance’s Quotes of the Quarter

Environmental Finance’s latest Quotes of the Quarter edition – presenting some of the defining quotes of the third quarter of 2015 – features Roland Chalons-Browne, CEO of Siemens Financial Services. He comments on the rise of lenders looking at offshore wind and the market’s appetite for well-structured projects. To read the Environmental Finance Quotes of the …

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S&P examines the rise of responsible investing in Global Capital

Mike Wilkins, managing director of infrastructure finance at Standard & Poor’s (S&P), talks to Global Capital, about responsible investing and the increasing use of the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) approach. He goes on to explain that while S&P have the tools in their methodology to account for environmental and climate risk, they are continuing …

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Filling the funding deficit; the focus of S&P’s November Infrastructure Outlook

In Standard & Poor’s November edition of its Infrastructure Outlook newsletter – featuring all the key ratings updates and research relevant to infrastructure and project finance – Michael Wilkins, managing director, discusses the funding gap and financing surplus in EU infrastructure with industry experts. Together they explore the trend that despite there being record-low interest rates …

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Securitising sunshine: Environmental Finance talks to S&P about the future of solar asset-backed securities

Following Standard & Poor’s (S&P) key role in helping to bring some of the first solar power asset-backed security (ABS) transactions to the market, Environmental Finance interviewed Trevor D’Olier-Lees, Director US Utilities & Infrastructure at S&P, about the future of the sector. D’Olier-Lees stresses that the development of solar ABS relies heavily on approval from …

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SFS’ Roland Chalons-Browne writes for Environmental Finance on best practices in offshore wind financing

With climate change climbing higher on the political agenda for most countries in Europe, governments are increasingly exploring alternative sources of energy. One key candidate is offshore wind power. But establishing the proper financing necessary for offshore wind projects is no easy feat. As such, Roland Chalons-Browne, CEO at Siemens Financial Services, writes for Environmental …

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S&P tells Environmental Finance “Climate change is set to test corporate credit”

Climate change is becoming a bigger concern for businesses around the world. Miroslav Petkov and Michael Wilkins at Standard & Poor’s explain that this is because scientific evidence suggests the world will experience more frequent and extreme climatic events in the future, in which companies’ existing insurance and overall disaster risk management measures could prove …

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