Tag: S&P Global Ratings

Asia’s infrastructure projects are stepping up, writes S&P Global Ratings’ Abhishek Dangra in Brink Asia

The South and Southeast Asia region (SSEA) is embarking on many of the world’s most intensive infrastructure projects. The Asian Development Bank estimates that SSEA will spend a total of US$9.5 trillion on infrastructure between 2016 and 2030. Given this critical period of development, S&P Global Ratings’ director of Asia Pacific Corporate Ratings, Abhishek Dangra, …

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S&P Global Ratings writes for the GGKP Insights Blog on the many types of green financing (not just bonds)

There are three key green financing trends to consider in 2018, writes Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings, for the UN’s Green Growth Knowledge Platform’s (GGKP) Insights Blog. These are: an expanding sovereign green bond market; diversification of the green finance market (through new financing tools, not just green bonds); and a …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson discusses America’s battery storage revolution for BRINK News

Few technologies can boast the potential to permanently disrupt America’s energy markets. Advanced battery energy storage (ABES), however, may be an exception to the rule. Writing for BRINK News, Michael Ferguson, S&P Global Ratings’ director of U.S. energy infrastructure, believes that ABES could upend America’s existing power model. Ferguson notes: ‘Once the financing of batteries on …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Mark Button considers how environmental risk impacts insurer credit ratings in YouTalk Insurance

In the wake of severe weather events – for example, 2017’s particularly destructive Atlantic hurricane season – climate-related risk is rising on the global agenda. In light of this, lenders and institutional investors are increasingly interested in how S&P Global Ratings incorporates environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities into its insurer credit ratings …

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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’ 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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