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 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.

Vigeo Eiris has provided a second-party opinion on the sustainability credentials and management of Saudi Electricity Company’s Green Sukuk Framework created to govern their issuances

Saudi Electricity Company’s Green Sukuks will finance or refinance Energy Efficiency Projects (Smart Meters) and Renewable Energy Projects (connection of wind and solar assets to the grid).

Vigeo Eiris has provided a Second Party Opinion on the sustainability credentials and management of Orange’s Sustainability Financing Framework

Orange’s Sustainability Bonds will finance or refinance, in part or in full, projects falling under six Social and Green Categories, namely: Digital Inclusion, Social Inclusion, Energy Efficiency, Renewable energy, Circular economy, and Pollution prevention and control.

Vigeo Eiris has provided a second-party opinion on the sustainability credentials and management of ENN Energy’s Green Finance Framework

Energy Holdings Limited to issue USD Denominated Green Senior Notes in September 2020 based on its Green Finance Framework.

Vigeo Eiris provides Second Party Opinion on Colombia’s first Gender-focused Social Bond issued by Banco Davivienda and subscribed by IDB Invest

The COP $362.5 million (as of today, about USD 100 million) intended Bond, closed in August 2020, will finance social credits for women. It is the first gender-focused social bond in Colombia and South America. The Eligible Credits will be focused on social housing mortgages for women and female-owned SMEs in Colombia. IDB Invest acted as the structurer and investor for this operation.

VE Releases New Study on Emerging Risks in the European Insurance Sector

Within our assessments of the insurance sector, Vigeo Eiris analyses how these companies factor emerging risks into their service offering. This Sustainability-Focus provides an overview of the European landscape.

Vigeo Eiris and The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) launch strategic partnership

Vigeo Eiris and SET, have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at fostering an exchange of information on the ESG performance of Thai listed companies and strengthening education on responsible investment in the region.