Fossil lending

Investigations, analyses and rankings on debt lending that facilitates fossil fuel expansion, undermines climate goals and contradicts institutional ESG policies, helping counterparties to engage on climate issues and advocate for change.

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Pump. Dump. Socialism.

02/06/2021

Dalrymple Bay IPO continues to be an open wound for anyone invested.

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Big Oil's terrible day: Bond market (lack of) reactions

01/06/2021

Oil companies spreads hardly move following negative news flow.

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Exxon capital structure arbitrage/impact trade idea

21/05/2021

To reduce hydrocarbon capex and leverage up the balance sheet, buy Exxon equity, short the credit.

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Credit investors, rating agencies and climate: Exhibit 1

14/05/2021

Issuer credit ratings are vulnerable to refinancing risks.

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"Peak greenwashing"

06/05/2021

A review of Citigroup's decision to act as lead for largest coal operator's new bond

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Lipstick on a pig: NAB's sustainability loan to coal

04/05/2021

NAB's sustainability loan exposes investors to coal financing

Factories emitting pollution.

A lignite revolver? New EPH loan deal comment

03/04/2021

EPH €1 billion loan deal is effectively coal funding.

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Blackpink or BlackGold? Short KNOC notes

29/03/2021

Korea lets go the BlackGold oil sand project and backs Blackpink COP26.

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Tar sand new issue alert: Korea National Oil Corporation

24/03/2021

Given KNOC's tar sand exposure, syndicating banks should request a carbon footprint on behalf of KNOC.

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The Reformed SSA Trader: "Be aware of" ideas of March

12/03/2021

A proposal for JICA to sell Japan sovereign CDS instead of funding coal.

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Bond portfolio fossil exposure review: PFA Pension

06/03/2021

PFA's engagement with Enbridge is positive but its position as a lender to Alberta poses issues.

Zero new coal mine financing? EQT infrastructure investors and Carmichael

02/03/2021

EQT’s recent JV with Adani likely breaches zero-based exclusionary rules.