Standard Ethics launches bond rating using ESG assessment across conventional bonds

'All debt must be sustainable'

James Baxter-Derrington
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The SE General-Purpose Bond Rating offers a sustainability rating on corporate emissions
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The SE General-Purpose Bond Rating offers a sustainability rating on corporate emissions

Standard Ethics has launched a new category of sustainable rating dedicated to conventional bonds, offering an ESG assessment of non-ESG bonds.

The SE General-Purpose Bond Rating offers a sustainability rating on corporate emissions, as "all debt must be sustainable", rather than only self-designated green bonds. An initial rating benchmark of 60 general purpose bonds currently listed on the secondary market has been launched, analysing corporate bonds in various currencies, with a maturity of at least ten years and an outstanding amount equal to or greater than $2bn. ESG ratings: Present problems and future solutions The nine-point scale spans EEE to F, with five points designated as investment grade, two as lower investm...

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