Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds

Second-Party Opinion for your Green Bond and Sustainable Initiatives

Why Second-Party Opinions are an advantage

A second-party opinion of your green bond framework ensures that your bond is in line with market expectations and industry best practices. A second-party opinion gives investors confidence in your green bond issuance.

Meet the Market Expectations

Verify that your projects align with the Green and Social Bond Principles.

Gain Investors’ Confidence

A second-party opinion from Sustainalytics, a trusted ESG leader, assures investors that your proceeds will finance green or social projects.

Verify the Use of Proceeds

Demonstrate to your investors the impact and credibility of your green bond.

Get Climate Bond Certification

Looking to issue a Climate Bonds Certified Bond? A second opinion of your bond framework from Sustainalytics can help.

Have your Green Bond framework reviewed by a trusted partner

With the goal of helping you go to market with a credible and transparent Green Bond, Sustainalytics will support the development of a framework that is in alignment with industry practice.

Professional and Impactful opinions

Our second-party opinion document will clearly highlight the key aspects of your Green Bond and your sustainability goals.

Experienced and efficient team

We have a large, dedicated and experienced team spanning geographies and time zones.

Respected and recognized firm

A trusted leader in the global green bonds market with a portfolio of more than 300 second-party opinions covering a diverse set of industries.

Your Second-Party Opinion partner

Largest External Reviewer

Most Impressive Second Opinion Provider


Japan Green Bond Awards

Minister of the Environment Award (Japan Green Contributor category)

Sustainalytics is a leading global provider of ESG research and ratings.  For more than 25 years, the firm has been helping asset managers, pension funds and other institutional market participants integrate ESG factors into their investment processes. Sustainalytics’ core business is producing research on ESG-related risk assessments across 12,000 companies worldwide.  Investors use Sustainalytics’ research and ratings for investment research, portfolio management, portfolio analytics, issuer engagement and more.  Sustainalytics also offers a suite of services to helps banks, corporate issuers and various institutions involved in sustainable finance. 


SPOs Delivered

Experienced Team

We are a well-respected firm in the Responsible Investment space. Our team of more than 20 members is responsive and experienced. We are placed globally so we can manage geographies, multiple time-zones and holiday schedules.

Consistent Framework

We are thorough with our analysis. We are approved by Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) to verify your bond framework. Our verification process ensures that your bond framework is aligned to International Capital Market Association (ICMA) guidelines.

Ease of process

Our process is simple and very efficient. Our technology infrastructure and our mature processes allows an ease of execution, resulting in faster communication and ease of doing business with us. 

Our Second-Party Opinion process

Our framework evaluation process is simple yet thorough. We work closely with you to understand your sustainability objectives, your projects and your processes and ensure they align with the Green Bond Principles and meet investor expectations.











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Japan -
Sustainalytics Japan Inc.

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