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  • Investors want Big Oil to go green — but aren’t getting tough

    A substantial and growing proportion of asset managers are asking big oil companies to realign their businesses with the Paris Agreement by moving away from fossil fuels, a survey released on Monday has found. But only a few have set deadlines or thought about what to do if the oil companies fail to comply.

    • 29 Apr 2019
  • Capital markets need an Extinction Rebellion

    Sustainable finance is bubbling with exciting new initiatives. But making people feel good is not enough. Activity needs to produce results, and so far there is more noise than movement. The tone is far too sedate — it needs some hard core activism to break the torpor.

    • 16 Apr 2019
  • S&P goes its own way on ESG ratings

    Enel and NextEra Energy have, on a pilot basis, become the first companies to obtain one of S&P Global’s new ESG Evaluations. The product, launched last week, takes S&P into direct competition with providers of ESG ratings like MSCI and Sustainalytics — and with Moody’s, which a few days after S&P’s launch acquired Vigeo Eiris, the French-based ESG rating firm.

    • 16 Apr 2019
  • Moody's buys Vigeo Eiris in drive for ‘global standard’ on ESG

    Moody’s has acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris, the environmental, social and governance research and ratings provider, as the credit rating agencies move increasingly into the area of ESG investing. The announcement comes just days after S&P Global launched its new ESG Evaluation product.

    • 15 Apr 2019
  • People moves in brief: April 5, 2019

    SG hires UK global markets head — Former financials bankers look to create bond platform — Credit Suisse hires for securitization sales

    • 04 Apr 2019
  • UK resets date for Brexit Bond launch

    The UK’s new Brexit Bond Management Office is still preparing to issue its first notes, originally scheduled for last Friday. The Brexit-themed Gilts are sized at £36.4bn, equivalent to £350m a week over their two year maturity.

    • 01 Apr 2019