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Long-term growth potential for sustainable finance is strong: Moody’s forecasts issuance of green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked (GSSS) bonds to total $1 trillion in 2022. In turn, market participants are increasingly demanding accurate assessments detailing the sustainability credentials of an organization’s bond and loan issuance or their broader activities.

Our market-innovating Second Party Opinions (SPOs) of green, social and sustainability-linked bonds and loans bring clarity to proceeds’ sustainability impact and their alignment to strategic frameworks and market standards.

Our Sustainability Rating provides a holistic view of an organization’s exposure to ESG-related risks and opportunities from both a financial and stakeholder impact perspective. Our assessment solutions can be used to maximize sustainability performance and stakeholder value, communicate with key stakeholders, and may facilitate customers’ access to capital.
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By combining risk, impact and forward-looking analysis, our Sustainability Rating will help you tell your ESG story to investors.

Moody’s expands capacity to deliver Second Party Opinions on sustainable debt

3 October 2022

Moody’s has transferred its Second Party Opinion (SPO) business, including analytical staff, from Moody’s ESG Solutions to Moody’s Investors Service.  

The transfer enhances Moody’s capacity to provide SPOs to meet growing global market demand for independent and comparable assessments of labeled green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked debt issuance.

“The transition of our SPO business to the rating agency fuses our deep domain expertise in the SPO segment with our scale and track record in global debt capital markets,” said Brian Cahill, Global Head of ESG at Moody’s Investors Service. “This positions us strongly to meet market needs globally for rigorous, consistent and independent analysis of labelled debt.”

As part of the transfer, Moody’s Investors Service has published a new assessment framework for providing SPOs on sustainable debt.

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