News releases from S&P Global Ratings
Sustainable Debt Markets Surge As Social And Transition Financing Take Root, Report Says
January 27, 2021
S&P Global Ratings) -- Issuance in sustainable debt, including green, social, sustainability, and sustainability-linked bonds, rose more than 60% in 2020. We expect total issuance to surpass $700...
S&P Global Ratings Takes Multiple Rating Actions On Major Oil And Gas Companies To Factor In Greater Industry Risks
January 26, 2021
- S&P Global Ratings believes the energy transition, price volatility, and weaker profitability are increasing risks for oil and gas producers.
Link REIT Scored 72 On ESG Evaluation; Preparedness Adequate
January 26, 2021
S&P Global Ratings said today that Hong Kong-based Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Link) scored 72 in its ESG Evaluation. On our scale, 100 indicates the lowest risk and 0 the highest. The company's...
ING Groep N.V. Scored 83 On ESG Evaluation; Preparedness Strong
January 22, 2021
S&P Global Ratings) S&P Global Ratings said today that ING Groep N.V. (ING) scored 83 in its ESG Evaluation. On our scale, 100 indicates the lowest risk and 0 the highest. The company's ESG Evaluation...
Report Examines Key Sustainability Factors For ESG Evaluations On Financial Services Sector
January 21, 2021
S&P Global Ratings) S&P Global said today it is releasing a supplementary deeper dive into the Financial Services sector, referred as Key Sustainability Factors (KSF) for ESG Evaluations (see "ESG...
S&P Global Ratings' New White Paper Examines Sharpening Focus On Corporate Responsibility To Society
January 19, 2021
S&P Global Ratings) Stakeholder capitalism is challenging traditional views of value creation, says S&P Global Ratings and its newly formed Sustainable Finance Scientific Council in its first white...
ESG Pulse Says A Greater Balance-Sheet Recognition Of Climate-Related Liabilities Would Enhance Financial Statements
December 22, 2020
S&P Global Ratings' latest edition of the ESG Pulse: Reimagining Accounting To Measure Climate Change Risks, published today, looks at how ESG factors have influenced nearly 2,300 rating actions, of...
U.S. Steel Corp.'s Big Deal For Big River Is A Credit And ESG Milestone
December 10, 2020
U.S. Steel Corp.'s proposed acquisition of the remaining equity of Big River Steel LLC could deliver meaningful credit benefits with a strategic repositioning of assets and potentially stronger cash...
U.S. Corporates Hold A Record $2. 5 Trillion Cash Amid Pandemic Shock While Debt Reaches $7. 8 Trillion
December 08, 2020
Cash and investments held by U.S. nonfinancial and nonutility corporate issuers rated by S&P Global Ratings rose 30% to a record $2.5 trillion in the first half of 2020, according to a report published...
Enbridge Inc. Scored 75 On ESG Evaluation; Preparedness Strong
December 08, 2020
S&P Global Ratings said today that Enbridge Inc. scored 75 on its ESG Evaluation. On our scale, 100 indicates the lowest risk and 0 the highest. The company's ESG Evaluation score is the result of an...
The world's financial market infrastructure companies face risks but also opportunities to credit quality from the increasing focus of stakeholders on environmental, social, and governance factors, S&P...
S&P Global Ratings) The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to put a heavy strain on global credit conditions in 2021, despite positive news on a vaccine, says S&P Global Ratings today in its "Global...
Latest ESG Pulse Report Comments On ESG Rating Impact And COVID-19 Vaccine Hope As Second Wave Sets In
November 24, 2020
Developments in COVID-19 vaccines are bringing hope but are only the first step toward a return to social and economic normality. Meanwhile, the recent surge in cases--bringing about a second wave of...
Report Explains How ESG Factors Into Servicer Evaluation Rankings
November 17, 2020
FARMERS BRANCH (S&P Global Ratings) -- There has been a heightened awareness among company leadership teams, investors, and other market participants regarding the importance of environmental, social,...
Sustainable Finance Is Starting To Address Social Justice As COVID-19 Raises The Stakes, Report Says
November 10, 2020
S&P Global Ratings says sustainable finance, especially social bonds, will continue to serve as a tool in the economic fight against COVID-19 and the social inequalities and justice issues that have...
ESG Industry Report Card For Covered Bonds Published
November 09, 2020
Report Explains Evaluation In U.S. Public Finance Of Credit Impact Of Extreme Weather Events
November 02, 2020
S&P Global Ratings) Across U.S. public finance, extreme weather events can have greatly varied credit impacts. When events such as hurricanes, wildfires, and tornadoes occur, market participants want...
First U.S. Public Finance ESG Report Card Discusses Tri-State Region
October 28, 2020
S&P Global Ratings has published the first of a new series of "ESG report cards" in the U.S. public finance sector. The new report covers the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut region and is titled...
S&P Global (China) Ratings announced recently that it has completed its registration filing with the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). This marks the first time that a wholly foreign-owned...
S&P Global Ratings Awarded "Best Rating Agency of the Year" at the GlobalCapital Bond Awards 2020
October 05, 2020
Recognized by market participants with first place across three categories--Corporate Bonds, Financial Institutions Bonds and Emerging Market Bonds
S&P Global Ratings Publishes its First ESG Evaluation
June 17, 2019
New industry evaluation provides greater transparency on environmental, social, and governance issues
S&P Global Ratings expands collaboration with Guidewire Software to inform cyber component of New ESG Evaluations
April 11, 2019
S&P Global Ratings, a division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI), and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE) today announced an increased collaboration to inform the cyber security factors of the...
S&P Global Ratings receives first-of-its-kind approval to enter China domestic bond market
January 28, 2019
S&P Global Ratings has received formal notification that it is permitted to establish and operate a Credit Ratings Agency (CRA) in China's domestic bond markets, following confirmation that its filing...
S&P Global Ratings Announces New Green Evaluation Service
April 26, 2017
S&P Global Ratings today announced the launch of its Green Evaluation service, a comprehensive approach to measuring sustainability at the asset level. Green Evaluations, which are separate from...
New Green Bond And ESG Evaluation Tools Proposed By S&P Global Ratings
September 08, 2016
S&P Global Ratings is seeking market feedback on two proposed evaluation tools, separate from its credit ratings, that are intended to assess risks to sustainability at both the individual project and...
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