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Moody’s Buys Climate Data Firm, Signaling New Scrutiny of Climate Risks
July 24, 2019

Moody’s Corporation has purchased a controlling stake in a firm that measures the physical risks of climate change, the latest indication that global warming can threaten the creditworthiness of governments and companies around the world. Read more>


Moody’s Catches on to Climate Risk Mispricing
July 25, 2019

The acquisition of California-based Four Twenty Seven, Inc., by Moody’s Corporation could signify the beginning of a major shift in how markets price risks related to climate change. Up until now, these risks largely have been absent from investors’ models, but if Moody’s, a major rating agency, starts using Four Twenty Seven’s methods in assigning ratings, that might quickly change. Read more>


Moody’s se renforce dans l’analyse du risque climatique pour affiner ses notations
July 25, 2019

En 2000 ans, la terre n’a jamais eu aussi chaud. Et Moody’s veut en connaître l’impact sur l’économie. L’agence de notation a en effet acheté des parts majoritaires dans le cabinet d’analyse  Four Twenty Seven , spécialiste du risque climatique, pour renforcer sa capacité à quantifier le risque climatique. Lire l’article>


Moody’s Buys Climate-data Firm to Help Investors Price Impact of a Warming Planet
July 26, 2019

Moody’s bought a controlling stake this week in Four Twenty Seven, a research firm that prices climate-change risk. It’s the latest indication that Wall Street is coming around to putting a price on climate change and its economic impact—albeit more slowly than many economists and investors have called for. Read more>


Hedge Funds Expect Large Jump in ESG Assets
July 24, 2019

Hedge funds expect to invest more than half of their assets next year based on environmental, social, and governance factors, a large jump from 2018, according to a survey by BarclayHedge. Read more>


Moody’s Snaps up Climate Risk Data Firm
July 24, 2019

Credit rating agency Moody’s has snapped up a majority stake in climate risk data firm Four Twenty Seven, as the wave of consolidation in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) sector gathers pace. Read more>


Moody’s Takes a Majority Stake in Climate Risk Firm Four Twenty Seven
July 24, 2019