Tag Archive: sustainability

Commerzbank awarded for its “significant contribution to sustainability” by Global Trade Review

The bank was highlighted in the magazine’s “Leaders in Trade 2016 Awards”. Ruediger Geis, Commerzbank’s Head Product Management Trade, comments: “We’re pleased to be recognised for our efforts in the sustainability field, and particularly honoured to be included among such high-calibre nominees. This award is testament to our dedication to corporate responsibility, strong sustainability standards, and …

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Panel hosted by S&P Global Ratings and the 2° Investing Initiative is covered by the specialist press

Recent research by the 2° Investing Initiative and The Generation Foundation claims that analysts and investors with a short-term focus may overlook risk to the long-term viability of companies, especially since the value of institutional investors’ portfolios is mostly based on cash flows beyond five years. The ways in which long-term risk analysis has grown …

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S&P’s Mike Wilkins tells Business Green that climate risk assessment is moving in the right direction, but not fast enough

Even after the 2008 financial crisis, new research by the 2° Investing Initiative and the Generation Foundation highlights how analysts and investors still largely ignore ‘white swans’ – non-cyclical, non-linear, long-term financial risks that short-term (1-5 years) focused financial analyses leave in the dark. In an interview for Business Green, Mike Wilkins, S&P Global Ratings’ …

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S&P Global Ratings’ report discussing new climate risk disclosures reaches specialist press

Following the latest U.N. Climate Change Summit (COP22) in Marrakesh, the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) released its much-anticipated climate-related financial risk recommendations. These recommendations aim to provide specific climate-related guidance for organisations in the financial and non-financial sectors, including: asset managers, asset owners, banks, insurance companies, energy, transportation, …

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Deutsche Bank’s Anil Walia on the crucial role of supply chain finance in Procurement Leaders

In Procurement Leaders’ November/December 2016 issue, Anil Walia, EMEA Head Supply Chain Finance at Deutsche Bank, explains the crucial role supply chain finance can play in the buyer/supplier ecosystem, contributing to the benefit of all involved. Under the title “Ramping up the synergies in cash-poor times” Walia relates how many of the discussions in which …

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S&P’s Mike Wilkins details updated Green Bond Evaluation in interview with Responsible Investor

Following a climate finance panel discussion at COP22 in Marrakesh, Mike Wilkins, S&P Global Ratings’ Head of Environmental and Climate Risk Research, tells Sophie Robinson-Tillett of Responsible Investor that S&P’s ‘Green Bond Evaluation’ is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2017. “We’ve been providing credit ratings on green bonds for a number of …

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S&P Global Ratings tells Blue & Green Tomorrow that greater standardisation will help green bonds flourish in real estate

Green bonds – bonds issued to fund sustainable investments – are growing in the global real estate sector. In a commentary for a leading sustainability specialist, Blue & Green Tomorrow, Eric Tanguy, Senior Director at S&P Global Ratings, suggests that green bonds are increasingly aligning the interests of commercial real estate tenants, commercial real estate …

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S&P Global Ratings assesses the scaling up of climate finance a year after Paris

In a new report released at the 22nd annual UN Climate Change Summit (COP22) in Marrakesh, S&P Global Ratings reflects on the climate financing that has been achieved since the Paris Agreement in December 2015, and what more will be required to meet the Agreement’s aim of reducing global temperature rises. The comprehensive report shows that …

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For Environmental Finance, S&P’s Michael Wilkins discusses why two new assessment products could boost green investment

In a recent article for Environmental Finance, Michael Wilkins managing director and head of environmental & climate risk research at S&P Global Ratings, discusses why two new assessment tools will increase green bond issuance by bringing much needed transparency and standardisation to the market.   In his article, Wilkins explains that while investors are increasingly …

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S&P proposes new sustainable financing tools

The environmental impact of a project is becoming an increasingly important factor to investors seeking new places to put their money – in large part due to increasing climate change policies that are “putting a price on carbon” globally. However, there is a significant gap between the demand for “green financing” tools – that is, …

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