Sustainability Linked Bonds

Helping companies build their Sustainability Linked Bond Program

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Companies are increasingly looking for opportunities to meet their sustainability performance targets while continuing to drive positive impact and change. As green financing continues to grow as a key priority for corporates, the emergence of sustainability-linked bonds (SLBs) has opened the door for more issuers to participate in sustainable financing, helping to diversify economic options available to companies and investors.

Learn more about Sustainalytics’ Sustainability-Linked Bond service.

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Sustainability Linked Bonds
September 16, 2020  |  Blog

Overview of Our Sustainability Linked Bond Service

In Order to support issuers in their pursuit of issuing credible sustainability linked bonds, Sustainalytics offers a Second-Party Opinion Service (SPO) on the SLB which covers the following:
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Detailed assessment of the alignment with the SLB Principles which assures investors that the transaction is credible and aligns with market expectations.

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Through a collaborative process with the company, we do a thorough assessment of the sustainability strategy to ensure it aligns with best practices.

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Assessment of the expected impact of the Sustainability Performance Targets (SPT) and the contribution to the SDGs.

Key Benefits of an SPO on Your Sustainability Linked Bond

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Meet Market Expectation

External verification that your bond aligns with the Sustainability Linked Bond Principles.

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Signal Your Intended Impact

Assure investors that achieving the sustainability performance targets has a positive environmental and social impact.

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Gain Investor's Confidence

An SPO from a trusted ESG ratings provider, like Sustainalytics, provides additional assurance on the credibility of the issuer.

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Highlight Your Sustainability Efforts

Sustainalytics' SPO speaks to your sustainability strategy and how the targets fit into your past and future sustainability efforts.

Trusted by our clients

Why Sustainalytics?

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A Single Market Standard

Consistent approach to ESG assessments across the investment spectrum.

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Award-Winning Research and Data

Firm recognized as Best ESG Research and Data Provider by Environmental Finance and Investment Week.

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End-to-End ESG Solutions

ESG products and services that serve the entire investment value chain.

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25+ Years ESG Expertise

350+ ESG research analysts across our global offices.

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Largest Second-Party Opinion Provider

As recognized by Environmental Finance and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

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