V.E, part of Moody’s ESG Solutions, has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on Housing Development Corporation Ltd’s Sustainability Bond Framework. The Framework has been designed to govern the issuance of HDC’s Sustainability Bonds. The net proceeds of the Bonds will exclusively finance or refinance, in full or in part, eligible projects/assets related to Green Buildings, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management, Affordable Housing, Affordable Basic Infrastructure, and Socioeconomic Advancement and Employment Generation.
V.E assigned a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on the sustainability credentials and management of the Framework. V.E is of the opinion that this Framework is aligned with the four core components of the Green Bond Principles 2018 and the Social Bond Principles 2020.
We express a limited assurance on the contribution of the Eligible Projects/Assets to sustainability. The potential positive Impact of the Eligible Projects/Assets on environmental and social objectives is considered to be robust. HDC’s identification and management of the environmental and social risks associated with the Eligible Projects/Assets are considered limited.
HDC is a 100% state owned enterprise established in 2001 that undertakes and manages the overall planning and building of the reclaimed city of Hulhumalé in Maldives.
V.E has produced more than 380 second-party opinions on sustainable financing operations in Europe, Africa, Americas and Asia. We are a Climate Bonds Standard Approved Verifier.
Click here to view V.E’s SPO on Housing Development Corporation Ltd’s Sustainability Bond Framework.
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