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 [...]

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’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 [...]

V.E provides SPO for SK hynix’s Green Financing Framework in South Korea

SK hynix’s Green Financing Framework will help contribute to achieving its sustainability commitments. V.E has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on SK hynix’s Green Financing Framework. Green Financing Instruments issued by SK hynix under this Framework will be used to finance/refinance new/existing projects under the four Eligible Green Categories, namely: Sustainable water and wastewater [...]

Sustainability-Linked Bonds: a new chapter in sustainable finance

 What are Sustainability Linked Bonds? Sustainability-Linked Bonds (SLBs) are defined as "any type of bond instrument for which the financial and/or structural characteristics can vary depending on whether the issuer achieves predefined Sustainability/ ESG objectives". SLBs are a complementary financing instrument to traditional green, social and sustainable bonds that provide flexibility on the use [...]

V.E Publishes Corruption Prevention Study

Today, December 9th, is United Nations International Anti-Corruption Day. The theme this year is "Recover with integrity." Corruption thrives in times of crisis and the ongoing global pandemic is no exception. States all over the world have taken significant measures to address the health emergency and to avoid a global economic collapse. They hastily mobilized [...]

V.E provides a Second Party Opinion on Aviva Investors’ Real Assets (AIRA) Sustainable Transition Loan Framework

Vigeo Eiris (V.E), a Moody's affiliate, has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on Aviva Investors Real Assets (AIRA) Sustainable Transition Loan Framework. This Framework seeks to provide loans to property companies with terms linked to improvements in the environmental and social performance of the buildings they lend against. This Sustainable Transition Loan Framework is [...]

V.E provides a Second Party Opinion on Albioma’s Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework

Albioma’s Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework has been tied to one Key Performance Indicator (KPI) and its associated Sustainability Performance Targets (SPTs). KPI Percentage of Renewable Energies (RE) in Albioma's Energy Mix, with the following targets and trigger events: SPT 1: RE in Albioma's Energy Mix > 80% in 2023, SPT 2: RE in Albioma's Energy Mix [...]

V.E provides a Second Party Opinion on Crédit Agricole’s Social Bond Framework

V.E has assigned a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on the sustainability credentials and management of the Social Bond Framework. We are of the opinion that this Framework is aligned with the four core components of the Social Bond Principles (2020). We expressed a robust assurance on the contribution of these bonds to sustainability. V.E has [...]

V.E provides Second-Party Opinion for National Bank of Canada’s Sustainability Bond Framework

In 2018, National Bank of Canada published their Sustainability Bond Framework, which was reviewed by V.E, to finance projects falling under three environmental categories (Renewable Energy, Sustainable Buildings, and Low-Carbon Transportation), and two social categories (Affordable Housing, and Access to Basic and Essential Services). National Bank of Canada has updated their Framework to include an [...]

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