PT Japfa Comfeed Indonesia Tbk SPO Provided by V.E

V.E has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on the integration of one environmental factor to PT Japfa Tbk's Sustainability-Linked Bonds. The Key Performance Indicator (KPI) and its associated Sustainability Performance Target (SPT) are the following:   KPI: Water Recycling Facilities for Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management at Poultry Operations SPT: Defined as the number [...]

#5MinuteRead – What is the Future of Nuclear Power

Read our latest #5MinuteRead on Nuclear Power March 2021 marks the 10 year anniversary of the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant. This caused a slowdown of the Nuclear Renaissance, a nuclear-enthusiastic period started in 2001. Since then, some countries have re-evaluated their use of nuclear power whilst others have [...]

Nomura Research Institute (NRI) SPO Provided by V.E

V.E provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) for Nomura Research Institute (NRI). The assigned SPO covers the sustainability credentials and management of NRI's Sustainability-Linked Bond Framework.  V.E is of the opinion that this Bond Framework is aligned with the core components of the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles (SLBP) 2020. The KPI’s relevance and target ambition are [...]

V.E provides SPO on Finance of America Reverse’s Social Bond Framework

V.E  provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on the sustainability credentials and management of Finance of America Reverse’s (FAR) so-called “Social Bond Framework”. The USD $571.4 million Bond, closed on February 2021 will refinance its portfolio of Reverse Mortgage (RM) loans. The Eligible Loans are regulated by the US Home and Urban Development’s (HUD) Home [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

V.E provides SPO for Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP)

V.E, a Moody’s affiliate, has provided a Second Party Opinion (SPO) on Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris. The framework has been designed to issue social bonds aiming to finance access to the best care for patients, research and education. V.E is of the opinion that this Framework is aligned with the Social Bond Principles [...]

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 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 [...]

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