ESG ratings importance growing as IG corporates line up

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By Mike Turner
12 Apr 2021

A slew of mandates hit Europe’s high grade corporate bond market on Monday, with issuers increasingly adding their ESG ratings to investor communications that cover their whole enterprise, even if the deal being marketed is not a designated socially responsible investment.

Swiss corporate inspection company SGS, German energy company Eurogrid and Italian asset manager Anima Holding have mandated for trades.

SGS, rated A3 with Moody’s, has hired Citi and Credit Suisse for its debut Eurobond. The borrower is marking the deal for the next few days and is planning to ...

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