Fixed Income

“S&P lays out plans for green bond and ESG market tools” – Business Green – September 9, 2016

On September 9, 2016 Business Green reported that S&P has launched plans for the Green Bond Evaluation Tool, which “would identify projects that aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or mitigate the impact of natural catastrophes.” According the article, S&P has also launched a proposal for an Environmental, Social and Govenrance (ESG) Assessment Tool. “S&P […]

“Why politics matters to ESG regarding emerging markets debt” – Pensions & Investments – June 30, 2016

On June 30, 2016 Nicolas Jaquier, an economist of emerging markets debt at Standard Life Investments, contributed to Pensions & Investments an analysis of the role of politics in emerging markets debt. According to Mr. Jaquier, “€specially in emerging markets, politics plays a predominant role in shaping industrial policies and social outcomes and in determining the […]