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Sustainable Finance
Juliette Macresy, CFA
Executive Director – Head of Issuer Business
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Second Party Opinions
Benjamin Cliquet
Head of SPO Business Development
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Nicolas Moriceau-Gomez
Head of Sustainability Rating Services
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Sustainable Finance
Sustainable finance is on the rise: Moody’s Investors Service forecasts $850 billion of new issuance across the sustainable bond market in 2021 alone. 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. Use our assessment solutions to maximize sustainability performance and stakeholder value, meet disclosure requirements and broaden access to capital.
With Moody's ESG Solutions, you can:

Communicate your planned sustainability projects with impact

Effectively incorporate sustainability performance into your financial strategy

Enhance your financing opportunities

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Second Party Opinions for Sustainable Bonds and Loans
Second Party Opinions (SPOs) assess how proceeds of bonds and loans contribute and align to sustainability principles. Our trusted and impactful reports allow you to clearly demonstrate a transaction’s sustainability value among investors, regulators and peers.

To date, we have provided over 330 SPOs to sustainable finance transactions by sovereigns, companies and financial institutions in 30 countries.
Second Party Opinions for Sustainability-Linked Bonds and Loans
For borrowers, sustainability-linked financing can be a more accessible route into the sustainable finance market.

Whether you choose to link your financing terms to specific key performance indicators or an ESG score, our expert team has the global and local perspectives your organization needs to best align to market standards.
Sustainability Ratings
Our Sustainability Ratings move beyond the conventional ESG assessment and provide a detailed view on impact and value creation. We provide customized, engagement-led assessments around how ESG factors impact your organization – both in terms of resultant risks and opportunities.

By combining risk, impact and forward-looking analysis, our Sustainability Rating will help you tell your ESG story to investors.
Green Certifications
We provide independent verifications on a company or project’s alignment to recognized market standards – including the CBI verification scheme and Nasdaq Green Equity and Nasdaq Green Equity Transition designations.
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Moody's wins Climate Change Business Journal Business Achievement Award
Moody's won a CCBJ Business Achievement Award in the "Mergers & Acquisitions" category for the acquisitions of majority stakes in Four Twenty Seven and Vigeo Eiris. The Awards recognize outstanding business performance and achievements in the climate change industry in 2019.
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How can your organization benefit from an independent assessment of a transaction’s sustainability credentials? Read our one-page guide to SPOs.
Our Green Designation Assessment Methodology
How can your organization benefit from an independent assessment of a transaction’s sustainability credentials? Read our one-page guide to SPOs.