Tag: Infrastructure

America’s airports should continue to soar, writes S&P Global Ratings’ Mar Beltran for Airport Improvement

Airport operators in America face a dilemma: air passenger volumes might be increasing but revenues per passenger are falling. And there may be future challenges, too. The rise of both ride-hailing apps and online shopping outlets could cannibalize parking and commercial revenues, respectively. Mar Beltran, S&P Global Ratings’ sector lead for infrastructure, EMEA, outlines how …

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S&P Global Ratings highlights tech disruption among key risks for transportation sector, covered by specialist press

S&P Global Ratings’ 2018 transportation sector trends report concludes that the industry must adapt to technological and mobility disruption, which presents both risks and opportunities for operators. The report provides an outlook for operators of ports, airports, toll roads and car parks. S&P believes that these sectors are stable, though operators should look to exploit growth opportunities …

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Writing for the CUSP Blog, S&P Global Ratings looks at green financing for mitigation and adaptation projects

Sustainable infrastructure is key to the low-carbon transition, argues Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings in a blog contribution for the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP). Infrastructure can both mitigate the effects of climate change and help protect communities from its effects. In both cases, this works to …

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S&P Global Ratings’ 2018 outlook for the ports industry, covered by Port Technology

In its “Industry Top Trends 2018” report for the transportation industry, S&P Global Ratings highlights the shipping industry’s exposure to fluctuating demand for coal and minerals, congestion and regulatory risk as the three most prominent considerations for port assets. Despite the potential challenges ahead, Mar Beltran, senior director and sector lead for infrastructure, EMEA at …

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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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Writing for the World Bank blog, S&P Global Ratings’ Mar Beltran outlines New South Wales’ infrastructure turnaround

Following a countrywide slump for infrastructure projects during the financial crisis, the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) is displaying signs of promise. Thanks to its application of new financing models and regulatory rigour, NSW’s economic growth is outstripping the G20 average. In turn, NSW has become a blueprint for regional regeneration. In a …

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S&P Global Ratings publishes its latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook magazine

S&P Global Ratings has published its latest edition of Infrastructure Finance Outlook – reviewing the most pressing developments from the global infrastructure sectors from the past quarter. Focusing on disruption, this quarter’s Infrastructure Finance Outlook provides global insights from S&P Global analysts on topics including: the outlook for U.S. utilities amid a sea of industry change; the opportunities …

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Fighting climate change with green infrastructure; S&P’s Michael Wilkins writes for the World Bank Blog

According to NASA, 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001. So – with climate change high on the global agenda – almost every nation signed the 2015 Paris Agreement, the primary goal of which is to limit carbon emissions and the rise in global temperatures to below 2°C above pre-industrial …

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Infrastructure Investor reports on the key takeaways from Natixis Infrastructure Day

As part of Paris InfraWeek 2017, last month’s Natixis Infrastructure Day in Paris attracted a multitude of institutional investors, banks, policymakers and developers to discuss their views on the key trends and challenges of today’s global infrastructure market. As reported by Infrastructure Investor, the two main discussions of the day focused on the increasing risks …

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S&P explains why “green finance is more than just green bonds” in Environmental Finance

In order for a bond to be included on the green bond indices, it must be labelled “green” by the issuer, at the point of issuance. However, not all bonds that contribute to climate change mitigation are labelled “green” and not all green financings are bonds. Nicole Martin, Managing Director, Green Evaluations, S&P Global Ratings, …

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