Tag: S&P Global Ratings

Actions taken by S&P Global Ratings following Carillion collapse covered by InfraNews

Following the collapse of U.K.-based construction and facilities management firm Carillion, S&P Global Ratings announced that the ratings and outlooks on the debt issued by five U.K-based and three Canada-based entities remain unchanged. For these projects Carillion had acted as a counterparty, though S&P Global Ratings states that their ratings are neither linked to nor constrained …

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The Nordics Continue To Blaze The Trail For Green Bonds: S&P Global Ratings’ report covered by the specialist press

The Nordics are known worldwide as pioneers in green finance. Since the very first green bond issuance in 2007, the market has expanded massively – close to US$300 billion of the instruments have been issued globally as of October 2017. S&P Global Ratings published a report on how the Nordics will likely continue to blaze …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Jessica Williams discusses the incorporation of environmental and climate risk and opportunities into credit ratings for GLIO journal

With acute weather events making the news more frequently, the impact of climate change is high on the international agenda. As such, lenders and institutional investors are naturally keen to understand how both environmental and climate (E&C) risks and opportunities affect credit ratings. Jessica Williams, Analyst, Sustainable Finance, S&P Global Ratings explains how E&C risks …

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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’ research on battery storage technology covered by specialist press

Thanks to rising investments in renewable sources and the declining technological costs, advanced battery energy storage (ABES) technology has the potential to upend America’s existing power model. Some industry experts believe the country’s storage market could increase ninefold from 2017 to 2022. S&P Global Ratings recently published a commentary series outlining where and when the …

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In Sustainable City Network, S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson considers the growth of the U.S. municipal green bond market

As market interest continues to mount in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water conservation measures, U.S. cities and states are witnessing substantial reductions in their carbon footprints, as well as an ongoing mass transformation of the energy generation grid. As such, many municipalities are taking advantage of the “green bond” as a way to finance …

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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 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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S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Wilkins discusses the effects of enhanced disclosure of climate risks and opportunities for Investment Europe 

As evidenced by natural catastrophes – such as earthquakes, storms and floods – environmental and climate risk is non-diversifiable and systemic. With this in mind, the integration of environmental and climate (E&C) concerns into corporate credit ratings is of rising importance to investors, lenders and insurers. But market participants still require comparable and consistent climate-related …

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