UNDERSTAND A BOND’S PERFORMANCE USING INSIGHTS ALIGNED WITH
The Green Bond
Impact & risks related to the bond’s Use of Proceeds
The ESG performance
of the issuer
The Sustainability Bond Rating provides
ESG assessments of Green, Social and Sustainability Bonds.
It offers insights on how the bonds perform with regard to transparency and alignment with the Green Bond Principles, the ESG performance of the issuer, as well as the positive impact and risks related to the bonds’ use of proceeds.
THE APPROVED STATUS
Bonds that are rated a or b on the rating scale obtain the “approved” status. The status provides an indication for investors who are looking for high quality and truly sustainable bond investments and provides a minimum threshold for inclusion into RI or thematic ESG funds, mandates and indices.
The rating results are presented on the basis of a bond rating scale from a+ to d-.
The evaluation assesses:
Results of the issuer’s ESG rating
Alignment to the Green Bond Principles.
Environmental and social benefits of each financed project category
Eligibility criteria the issuer has chosen for identifying the projects to be financed.
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