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 [...]

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 Nomura Real Estate Group’s Sustainability Bond

The sustainability bond that is scheduled to be issued within 2021 at least 100 million yen, will refinance green buildings, basic infrastructure that protects people from natural disaster, elderly residences, and satellite offices for woman and SME’s that provide diverse working conditions. V.E has assigned a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on the sustainability credentials and [...]

V.E provides SPO for the West African Development Bank (BOAD) Sustainability Bond Framework

V.E has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on the for the West African Development Bank's (BOAD) Sustainability Bond Framework. The Framework finances Eligible Green and Social Projects falling under eleven categories, covering a wide variety of development topics: affordable basic infrastructure (including electricity, water and sanitation), access to essential services (including education and health), [...]

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 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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