Low-carbon strategies and technology: Two key developments to watch for in 2017

The speed of technology advancement and low-carbon economy goals are among the top developments to look out for in 2017, according to S&P Dow Jones analysts. Along with shifts in the geopolitical and global economic contexts and a stronger institutional focus on long-term risks and opportunities, these developments will shape environmental, social and governance trends throughout the year. Although green growth is not a new topic, it was brought to the forefront after the Paris Agreement was discussed and made effective in November last year by 194 signatories and 129 parties around the world. Given the reach of the Paris Agreement, this year there will likely be a diversification in the types of issuers and issuances available of green bonds. […]