The Credit Rating Research Initiative

What this Initiative aims to do

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The Credit Rating Research Initiative has been developed to serve as a hub for research concerning the Credit and Sustainability Rating Industries. In seeking to meet the calls from politicians and civil society leaders from around the world for more research and public dissemination, the Initiative will bring together specialists from a range of backgrounds to tackle the key issues concerning the credit and sustainability rating industries, and their effects.

The first work produced by the Initiative brings together a number of Universities and private specialists to address the key issue of alleviating the credit rating-related impasse affecting the Debt Service Suspension Initiative.

You can find out more information on this project and the two specific reports below, and here once they launch!

The second output of the Initiative is the book 'Sustainability Rating Agencies vs Credit Rating Agencies: The battle to serve the mainstream investor' by Dr Daniel Cash. You can find out more below. 

Developing a credit rating solution front cover

The proposal brief is entitled 'Developing a Credit Rating Solution for the World's Poorest Countries: An African Focus.

Download the policy here:

Understanding the effects of credit rating front cover

The research report is entitled 'Understanding the Effects of the 'Credit Rating Impasse' Upon Sovereign Debt Treatment'.

Download the report here:

Credit Rating Book Front Cover

Dr Daniel Cash's book 'Sustainability Rating Agencies vs Credit Rating Agencies: The battle to serve the mainstream investor' examines the state of play between the credit and sustainability rating industries.

Find out more and purchase the book here.


 

Watch a global solution aimed at preventing credit rating downgrades linked to participation in the DSSI/ The Common Framework.


How to get involved 

If you identify as, or are interested in any of the following, then please get in touch:

  • Represent Civil Society and want to know more about the credit rating and sustainability rating worlds
  • Represent a Governmental/Non-Governmental Agency and want to know more about Credit/Sustainability Ratings
  • Are an Editor looking for Credit Rating/Sustainability Rating content
  • Work in the media and you want to know more about the Credit Rating/Sustainability worlds
  • You want to collaborate on a research project
  • You are interested in joining funded research projects
  • You have insight that you would like to share with the Initiative
  • You would like to be formally aligned to the Initiative
  • You want to pursue Doctoral Research on Credit/Sustainability Rating Industries with the Initiative’s assistance
  • You want to write for the Credit Rating Research Initiative’s Blog.

Get in touch with the Initiative by emailing Dr Daniel Cash on: d.cash@aston.ac.uk


News and Media 

 

Stay up to date with the project and general credit/sustainability rating news via the Initiative's blog, LinkedIn page and monthly newsletters. 

Download the monthly newsletter

September's newsletter

In this September edition of the CRRI's monthly newsletter, there are a number of developments concerning ESG and its relationship to the art of 'rating', plus other updates from the world of credit ratings.

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August's newsletter

In this August edition of the CRRI's monthly newsletter, there are details on the latest updates from the credit rating world, ranging from regulatory developments across Asia, comments on the lack of action relating to the US sovereign rating, and the over-subscription of green and social bonds.

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July's newsletter

In this July edition of the CRRI's monthly newsletter, there are details on the latest updates from the credit rating world, ranging from new Strategies from the EU that will affect the ESG Rating Agencies, Hearings in the US on how best to reform the credit rating industry, and yet more trouble for Dagong.

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June's newsletter

In this June edition of the CRRI's monthly newsletter, there are details on the latest updates from the credit rating world, ranging from warnings from the agencies to an upgrade for Australia. There are a range of interesting articles reviewed.

Please do spread the word of the CRRI and this newsletter with your network, and if you have additions for next month's newsletter please do let us know.

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May's newsletter

In this second edition of the CRRI's monthly newsletter, there are details on the latest updates from the credit rating world, ranging from new launches to fears of contagion in China. There are a range of interesting articles reviewed. In addition to this month's CRRI blogs, there are a number of events signposted also, including a new podcast launched by Fitch Ratings.

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April's newsletter

In this first edition of the CRRI's monthly newsletter, there are details on the latest updates from the credit rating world, ranging from fines to downgrades. There are 5books reviewed, and a range of articles. In addition to this month's CRRI blogs, there are a number of event signposted also, particularly in Europe regarding sustainability disclosure developments.

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