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Risk Insights and CBonds Press Release

Risk Insights and Cbonds Collaborate to Expand ESG Visibility for African Corporate Debt Issuers


May 10, 2024

Dubai, Johannesburg

Risk Insights announced its successful completion of the data integration with the Cbonds platform, a prominent resource for comprehensive data and analytics within the fixed income market. This development ensures that the ESG GPS Ratings provided by Risk Insights for companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Nigeria Stock Exchange (NGX), Kenya Stock Exchange (NSE), Mauritius Stock Exchange (SEM), Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE), and Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) are now digitally displayed on Cbonds data platforms. This collaboration marks a step in advancing a commitment to stakeholders to deliver timely and easily accessible information for African issuers. Cbonds, is known for its extensive bond market coverage and data, is a hub for financial professionals, investors, and institutions worldwide. The collaboration enhances the visibility of African companies’ sustainability and boosts confidence with international collaboration and investment opportunities for Africa. It empowers companies listed on African stock exchanges with a centralized data platform on Cbonds to showcase ESG credentials.

Cbonds Founder & Board Chairman Sergey Lyalin states: "We are excited to welcome Risk Insights to the Cbonds platform, further enriching our commitment to providing comprehensive financial information. This collaboration enhances the accessibility of ESG data for companies listed on major African stock exchanges. By integrating Risk Insights' ratings into our platform, we empower businesses and investors globally to make informed decisions, fostering a more sustainable and transparent financial landscape." Risk Insights, Andrey Bogdanov Interim Chief Executive Officer of Risk Insights conveyed "Risk Insights looks forward to this collaboration with Cbonds, a platform which is synonymous with financial market excellence. This partnership underscores our commitment to advancing ESG transparency for African businesses”. The collaboration aligns with our mission to empower stakeholders with comprehensive ESG insights, fostering responsible and informed decision-making.”

About Cbonds: Cbonds is a leading financial information platform specializing in fixed income markets. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in United Arab Emirates, Cbonds has emerged as a pivotal player in the financial sector. The platform excels in providing comprehensive data on bonds, stock markets, ETFs, and macrostats, encompassing quotes, analytics, credit ratings, and indices. Renowned for its extensive coverage and in-depth market insights, Cbonds serves as an invaluable resource for investors, asset managers, family offices, financial advisors, and various banking institutions. Its prominence is rooted in delivering accurate and up-to-date information, contributing significantly to informed decision-making within the global financial landscape. For more information, visit

About Risk Insights: Risk Insights est. 2009 in South Africa, is the first female-owned data science company specializing in ESG that created the first AI powered ESG rating tools for Africa listed and unlisted companies. These groundbreaking solutions ensure the balanced application of global ESG standards to local realities, providing accurate and relevant assessments of companies listed on major African exchanges. Risk Insights is a member of the World Economic Forum New Champions and founder of the World Economic Forum New Champions South Africa Chapter. For more information, visit