V.E provides SPO on Finance of America Reverse’s Social Bond Framework

V.E  provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on the sustainability credentials and management of Finance of America Reverse’s (FAR) so-called “Social Bond Framework”. The USD $571.4 million Bond, closed on February 2021 will refinance its portfolio of Reverse Mortgage (RM) loans. The Eligible Loans are regulated by the US Home and Urban Development’s (HUD) Home [...]

Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

From March 10th 2021, the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) starts to come into effect. SFDR will bring with it a number of mandatory disclosures requirements for Financial Market Participants (FMPs) and Financial Advisors (FAs) and we are here to help. Principle Adverse Impact (PAI): In February 2021, the European Authorities published a list [...]

NEW 5 Minute Read – Gender Lens Investing

In celebration of the United Nations International Women’s Day, V.E’s analysts, Nadia Boujdadi and Marianna Fatti, are offering insights on one of the emerging trends in ESG that highlights the importance of investing resources in women and their presence in the financial industry.​ Gender Lens Investing strategies seek to intentionally and measurably use capital to address gender disparities between women and [...]

V.E provides SPO for Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)

V.E, a Moody’s affiliate, has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris. The framework has been designed to issue social bonds aiming to finance access to the best care for patients, research and education. V.E is of the opinion that this Framework is aligned with the Social Bond Principles [...]

NEW 5 Minute Read – Controversy Risk Assessment: 2020 Snapshot

2020 was a year defined by social risks. The global pandemic, protests against inequality, workforce digitalisation and the social impacts of the energy transition are shifting the risk landscape for investors at an unprecedented rate. To help investors in navigating this context, the Moody’s ESG Solutions Group, through its affiliate V.E, provides daily ESG controversy [...]

V.E provides SPO on BBVA Uruguay’s Sustainability Framework

The USD $15 million intended Bond, governed by BBVA’s Sustainability Framework, closed in February 2021, will finance green and social credits. The Eligible Credits will be focused on energy efficiency projects, green buildings, clean transportation, sustainable agriculture and forestry and financing of SME and microfinance, with a focus on women, youth and companies affected by [...]

Moody’s ESG Solutions Group: V.E provides Second Party Opinion on Toyota Motor Corporation’s Woven Planet Bond Framework

(Japanese version below) Moody's ESG Solutions Group announced today that Moody's affiliate V.E has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on Toyota Motor Corporation's Woven Planet Bond Framework, an inaugural sustainability bond in the Japanese automotive sector. The framework – which V.E considers aligned with the four core components of the Green Bond Principles, Social [...]

V.E provides SPO for Agri Resources Group’s Sustainability Financing Framework

V.E has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on the Agri Resources’ Sustainable financing framework, under which the company just issued a 50M Euro sustainability bond. The framework has been designed to finance eligible projects that contribute to sustainable agriculture, land reforestation, agroforestry and biodiversity as well as socioeconomic projects that aim to create employment [...]

V.E provides SPO for Iberdrola’s Green hybrid bond

V.E has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on Iberdrola's Green hybrid bond. The bond has been designed to finance one offshore wind project located in Saint-Brieuc (France) with a planned installed capacity reaching 496 megawatts, and one offshore wind project located close to Rügen island (Germany) with a planned installed capacity reaching 476 megawatts. [...]

V.E’s Climate Solutions Highlight the Importance of Regulation Alignment

This week, V.E's Executive Director of Market Access, Keeran Gwilliam-Beeharee, will be moderating a panel on Green Reporting Methodology: disclosure and synthesisation at the Climate Risk and Green Finance Regulation Forum by City & Financial Global. V.E's Climate Solutions Suite pays special attention to the importance of Climate Risk regulations and ensures alignment of all [...]

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