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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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