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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 guest author Ben Caldecott discusses how asset level data could best assess climate risk in Business Green

In an interview with top environmental publication Business Green, guest author for S&P Global Ratings and the director of the Sustainable Finance Programme at the University of Oxford, Ben Caldecott, explains that an asset-specific approach to assessing a firms’ exposure to environmental risk may help improve transparency and accuracy. In the article, Caldecott argues that …

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S&P tells Property Week green property financing is forecast to grow

In an interview with Property Week, S&P Global Ratings’ Eric Tanguy predicts that green financing, through the use of green bonds, is expected to play a larger role in the real estate market in the years to come. He predicts this will be driven by two factors. “Firstly, green bonds promote the efforts of property …

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S&P tells the specialist press “New shoots for green bonds in real estate need nurturing”

A recent report by S&P Global Ratings reveals that demand for green bonds in the real estate sector has grown rapidly since 2012. While tenants are increasingly interested in environmentally sustainable buildings that consider cost saving programs and energy consumption, investor appetite is driven by green bonds’ potential for high-yields, reduced exposure to regulatory and …

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S&P looks at green investment in the specialist sustainability press

In an article for specialist sustainability publication, Blue & Green Tomorrow, Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Finance and Head of Environmental Finance Research at Standard & Poor’s, explains that the Paris Agreement, which emerged from the United Nations’ COP21 conference in December, marks a milestone in the fight against climate change. The agreement sets …

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Standard & Poor’s reads between the lines of The Paris Agreement

Last December’s climate change conference in Paris (COP21) saw governments from around the world approve The Paris Agreement – a global climate deal which sets out a series of principles that will govern greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts. In attendance was Michael Wilkins, Managing Director of Infrastructure Ratings and Head of Environmental & Climate Research at …

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A new dawn, a new day? S&P explains the implications of The Paris Agreement

Last December’s climate change conference in Paris (COP21) saw governments from 195 countries approve a global climate deal – also known as The Paris Agreement – which sets out a series of unprecedented financial, technical, and legal principles that will govern greenhouse gas emission reduction efforts. Of course, critics argue the efforts may not go far …

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