Tag: sustainable finance

In Banker Middle East, S&P’s Michael Wilkins considers how green Sukuk is driving issuance in the GCC

The GCC faces high spending requirements on two fronts. Infrastructure projects require approx. US$120-150 billion between now and 2019, while refinancing corporate capital market debt also demands US$23.6 billion, due before 2019. However, green Islamic financing fuelled corporate and infrastructure Sukuk issuance in the GCC last year, writes Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at …

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S&P Global Ratings’ Jessica Williams assesses the technologies powering the renewable energy boom for Marine Technology Reporter

Thanks to increasing levels of debt financing for climate-aligned projects, wind-generated power has become one of the fastest-growing green industries. Jessica Williams, Infrastructure Analyst at S&P Global Ratings, considers the undersea transmission cables that are making this progress possible by spurring distribution of the energy created. Read the full article here.

S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Wilkins interviewed by Bizz Energy on environment and climate risk in credit ratings

“Are companies worrying about climate change?” Bizz Energy asks Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance at S&P Global Ratings. While acknowledging that it is difficult to draw concrete conclusions at this stage, Michael spoke of a recent trend in global corporate ratings that could indicate that corporates are beginning to manage some forms of E&C …

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Writing for the Aldersgate Group’s insights platform, S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Wilkins considers green investment for infrastructure

To keep temperatures from rising 2˚C above pre-industrial levels, green infrastructure needs significant investment. Michael Wilkins, Head of Sustainable Finance for S&P Global Ratings, discusses where that money is going to come from – and considers both public and private sources. Read the full article here

S&P Global Ratings’ BIF II Holtwood Green Evaluation covered by the specialist press

US$350 million senior secured notes, issued in February 2018, by BIF III Holtwood LLC, have received an S&P Global Ratings Green Evaluation score of E1/90. The score of E1/90 reflects an excellent Mitigation score (95/100), which is supported by a focus on renewable energy generation contributing to systemic decarbonisation and that these projects are located …

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Newly formed S&P Global Ratings Sustainable Finance Team hosts media reception

On 17 April 2018, S&P Global Ratings marked the launch of its Sustainable Finance team. At a reception in central London, the team, which includes members from North America, hosted specialist and tier one agencies. The Sustainable Finance Team is a cross-practice, dedicated team of S&P Global Ratings analysts who cover environmental, social and governance …

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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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Turning the golden state green: S&P Global Ratings’ Michael Ferguson writes on green bonds issuances in California for CEM

Despite regulatory uncertainty at the federal level, California is driving an ambitious transformation of its energy sector.  With utility companies mandated to produce half of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030, the state’s energy overhaul has been powered by wind and solar subsidies, and – more recently – by battery technology advances. However, sustained …

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Green is the Colour: Miroslav Petkov, S&P Global Ratings, quoted in World Finance

Miroslav Petkov, Head of Environmental and Climate Risk Research at S&P Global Ratings, talks to World Finance about the global development of the green bond market and how increasing standards in China saw issuance boom in 2016. The thorough, investigative article was included in the latest World Finance print edition.