V.E provides a Second-Party Opinion on the sustainability credentials and management of the AFD’s SDG Bond Framework

The Framework will finance green and social projects contributing to the six transitions of the AFD’s strategic plan, namely: demographic and social transition, energy transition, territorial and ecological transition, digital and technological transition, economic and financial transition, and political and citizen transition. The eligible projects are likely to contribute to all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Vigeo Eiris provides a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on the sustainability of Arkema’s Green Bond Framework

The net proceeds of the Bond will exclusively finance or refinance, in part or in full, one Eligible Project, namely Biosourced monomer and polymer production. The Eligible Project is clearly defined in Arkema’s Green Bond Framework. The Project is intended to contribute to one environmental objective (Climate Change Mitigation) and is considered to provide clear associated Environmental benefits.

Vigeo Eiris provides Second Party Opinion on the alignment of the Sustainability Linked-Loan agreed upon by Colombina and BBVA Colombia

The 45 million COP intended Loan, was closed in September 2020. In this operation, the interest rate applicable for this credit is linked to the evolution of an environmental indicator, in this case, the reduction of the company's carbon footprint, until 2025.

Navigating Transition Finance

Transition Finance represents the need for brown sectors to shift towards a more sustainable business model and to make long-term changes. It embraces a wide range of environmental and social goals typically embodied by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Vigeo Eiris provides a Second Party Opinion on the sustainability credentials and management of Tokyu Corporation’s Sustainability Bond Framework.

The 100-million-yen Sustainability Bond, to be issued in 2020, will refinance the construction and renovation of trains and their infrastructure, green buildings, and the development of satellite offices that provide diverse working conditions.

Vigeo Eiris provides Second Party Opinion on the Arab Republic of Egypt’s Sovereign Green Financing Framework

Egypt’s Green financing instruments will finance projects in six green eligible categories: renewable energy, energy efficiency, clean transportation, pollution prevention and control, climate adaptation, and sustainable water and wastewater management

Vigeo Eiris CEO, Sabine Lochmann, signs UN Statement for Renewed Global Cooperation

The 75th anniversary of the United Nations comes at a time of unprecedented disruption and global transformation, serving as a stark reminder that international cooperation must be mobilized across borders, sectors and generations to adapt to changing circumstances.

Vigeo Eiris provides a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on the sustainability of the Caisse d’Amortissement de la Dette Sociale (CADES) Social Bonds Framework

The net proceeds of the Bonds, part of a Social Bond program launched in the second half of 2020, will exclusively finance or refinance, in whole or in part, the deficits of the various branches and regimes of the French Social Security system. Two laws voted by French Parliament will transfer €136 billion of social debt to CADES and extend its lifespan to 2033. The target program of an additional €20 billion bond issues is set to be issued before the end of 2020 and €40 billion considered for 2021.

Vigeo Eiris provides a Second Party Opinion on the first Social Bond in Brazil issued by Banco ABC Brasil and subscribed by IDB Invest

The R$525 million (as of today, about USD 100 million) intended Bond, closed in September 2020, will finance loans aimed at medium-sized enterprises and companies in the health sector.

Vigeo Eiris provides Second Party Opinion on Mexico’s SDG linked Bond issued by Mexico under its SDG Sovereign Bond Framework.

The EUR 750 million intended Bond, closed in September 2020, will finance the Mexican agenda formally linked to the Sustainable Development Goals.