Certification

The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a labelling scheme for bonds, loans & other debt instruments. Rigorous scientific criteria ensure that it is consistent with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit warming to 1.5 degrees. The Scheme is used globally by bond issuers, governments, investors and the financial markets to prioritise investments which genuinely contribute to addressing climate change.

 

Approved Verifiers under the Climate Bonds Standard

Below is a directory of Verifier organisations which have been approved by the Climate Bonds Standard Board.

Bond issuers and loan borrowers interested in applying for Certification can choose from this list and engage with a Verifier that matches their bond's geographical coverage and sector criteria.

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AECLU Edificaciones y Sostenibilidad SL
AECLU Edificaciones y Sostenibilidad SL

AECLU is entity for certification, inspection and verification for green finance, focused in Building Sector in Spain, with over 11 years’ experience in the issuance of urbanism licenses and conformity certificates for more than 5.000 buildings, new and renovation, destined for multiple activities. We are committed to quality, customer service with expertise, independence and confidentiality, and the transition to a low-carbon economy. Spain

Low Carbon Buildings

Maria Barreiro

Agusto & Co. Limited
Agusto & Co. Limited

Agusto & Co. is the leading Pan African Credit Rating Agency and business information provider, with operating offices in Nigeria (Lagos), Kenya (Nairobi) and Rwanda (Kigali). Agusto & Co. was the first company to be granted a Credit Rating Agency license in Nigeria by the Securities and Exchange Commission and is also licensed by the Capital Markets Authority in Kenya and Rwanda as a Credit Rating Agency. Over the last 30 years, the Company has built a strong reputation for producing credit rating opinions on some of Africa’s leading financial institutions, corporate organisations and instruments, and also has a large research database on over 60 sectors across sub-Saharan Africa. The scope of credit ratings includes financial institutions, insurance, non-bank financial institutions, corporates, funds, asset managers, sub-nationals, multilateral agencies, commercial papers, green bonds, corporate debt issues and structured products. Agusto & Co. has assigned credit ratings to Issuers (corporates and sub-national governments) and collectively they have raised over US$6 billion from the Debt Capital Markets in sub-Saharan Africa. Africa

Solar Wind Marine Geothermal Bioenergy Forestry Buildings Water Waste Transport Agriculture Shipping

Adetutu Denton

Oritsejimi Ogbobine

Ikechukwu Iheagwam

AIFC Green Finance Centre Ltd
AIFC Green Finance Centre Ltd

AIFC Green Finance Centre Ltd. (or GFC), established in 2018 as a development institute for sustainable finance in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, has played a crucial role in introducing and developing green finance instruments (such as green bonds) in Kazakhstan through regulatory initiatives, research, capacity building, as well as AIFC-licensed external review, legal and other consulting services in green finance and environmental law. GFC’s assistance in establishing Kazakhstan’s green financial system included the development of the a Concept of the Green Financial System for Kazakhstan, Green Taxonomy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, AIX Green Bonds Rules, assistance to the first green bond issue in August 2020 at AIFC Exchange, as well as proposals to national Entrepreneurial Code on green finance support incentives and development of the AIX Voluntary ESG reporting guideline. GFC is the largest external review provider for green bonds and loans in Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia, Belarus and other countries of the wider Central Asia, Eastern Europe and Caucasus region

Solar Wind Bioenergy Hydropower Marine Renewable Energy Low Carbon Transport Low Carbon Buildings Agriculture Water Waste

Aigul Kussaliyeva

Milana Takhanova

ARUP
ARUP

Dedicated to sustainable development, Arup is an engineering and consulting firm of 16,000 engineers, designers, advisors and experts working across 140 countries. Founded to strive for humanity and excellence in everything that we do, we collaborate with our clients and partners, using imagination, technology and rigor to shape a better world. As part of Arup’s Advisory Services offering, our Sustainable Investment Advisory team works hand in hand with Arup’s entire range of technical experts, across industries and asset classes. We are ESG specialists, economists, business strategists, environmentalists, change managers, investment specialists and digital experts – all united by the desire to produce a more sustainable future for all. https://www.arup.com/expertise/services/advisory-services United States

Solar Wind Geothermal Bioenergy Hydropower Marine Renewables Electrical Grids and Storage Low Carbon Transport Water Waste Low Carbon Buildings

Tim Treharne

Will Masters

Talia Kramer

Baker Tilly US
Baker Tilly US

Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory CPA firm, providing clients with a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage throughout the United States. Baker Tilly is focused on creating the advisory accounting firm of the future and continues to expand services to better serve clients’ ever-changing needs. In addition to providing audit, tax and assurance services, Baker Tilly provides extensive experience in project finance and debt issuance, and various consulting services. Our public sector consulting, municipal advisory, energy and utility services position the firm well to assist organizations with assurance and verification work. United States

Agriculture Bioenergy Low Carbon Buildings Electrical Grids and Storage Geothermal Energy Hydropower Low Carbon Transport Solar Wind Waste Water 

Vicki Hellenbrand, Managing Partner

Susan Reed, Managing Director

Scott Miller, Partner

BAM
BAM

Build America Mutual (BAM) is a mutual bond insurance company operated for the benefit of its members – the cities, states and other municipal entities that use BAM’s financial guaranty to lower their cost of borrowing. BAM is the National League of Cities’ preferred provider of bond insurance. BAM is licensed in all 50 states and helps make essential public infrastructure – including water and sewer utilities, schools, roads, and government buildings – more affordable. United States

Water Infrastructure Low Carbon Buildings (Commercial) Low Carbon Transport

Michael Stanton
Head of Corporate Strategy & Communications
+1 212-235-2575

Beijing Zhongcai Green Financing Consultants Ltd
Beijing Zhongcai Green Financing Consultants Ltd

Beijing Zhongcai Green Financing Consultants Ltd has emerged as the commercial arm of the International Institute of Green Finance (IIGF), Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) in Beijing. They have significant experience in the Chinese green bond market and policy research. China

Waste Solar Wind Low Carbon Buildings Low Carbon Transport Marine Renewable

Ms Ying CUI

BlockC
BlockC

BlockC is part of group of companies with more than two decades of experience in the development of renewable projects and carbon finance. BlockC's proprietary platform combines our expertise in climate change with disruptive technologies in order to verify adherence of financial instruments to CBI standards. Brazil

Agriculture Buildings Bioenergy Geothermal Solar Wind Transport Waste

Melissa Hirschheimer

BLX Group LLC
BLX Group LLC

BLX is a Limited Liability Company incorporated in the U.S. in the State of Delaware in 1989. BLX is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) as a municipal advisor. Its primary business is advising clients in the municipal and non-profit sectors, including state and local governments and a variety of debt issuers and conduit borrowers. BLX is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the US law firm Orrick and works closely with Orrick’s Public Finance and Capital Market groups. BLX’s $9.72 million revenue in 2020 was derived from its 10 primary practice areas: Arbitrage Rebate, Post-Issuance Compliance, Continuing Disclosure, Debt Advisory, Swap Advisory, Swap Monitoring: Valuation and GASB 53/72, Structured Investment Product Bidding, Escrow Bidding, and Program Administration. BLX is comprised of 44 employees in five offices in Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New York, and Tampa. United States

All sectors

Nancy Kummer

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Alan Bond

BSI Pacific Ltd
BSI Pacific Ltd

BSI Pacific Ltd (BSI) is founded in 1901, the business standards company that provides a wide range of services include auditing, certification, consulting, training, testing services and developing new standards in varied industry sectors. BSI is among the most respected and reputable management systems certification bodies in the world and are accredited by around 20 local and international bodies. Our team brings expertise on improving sustainability and supporting on carbon footprint measure, reduction, and declare net zero to facilitate different needs across the range of the sectors included by offering certification assessment, and verification service on environmental performance evaluation, energy management and carbon neutrality. Worldwide

Solar Wind Low Carbon Buildings Low Carbon Transport Waste Management Shipping

Stephen Yu

Bureau Veritas (Brazil)
Bureau Veritas (Brazil)

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Worldwide

Solar Wind Geothermal, Low Carbon Buildings, Water, Waste, Transport, Bioenergy, Agriculture

Andressa Rodrigues Da Silva (Commercial Executive Manager)

Bureau Veritas (UK)
Bureau Veritas (UK)

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Worldwide

All sectors

Irene Colaboni

Sustainability Services Team

CECEP Hundred Technical Service (Beijing) Co.,Ltd
CECEP Hundred Technical Service (Beijing) Co.,Ltd

CECEP Hundred Technical Service (Beijing) Co.,Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CECEP Consulting Co., Ltd. CECEP Consulting was established in 1995. The company has over 80 employees with expertise in a wide range of environmental and engineering fields and also access to a network of over 2000 experts in different organisations. CECEP Consulting works closely with government departments in conservation and environmental protection policy research and planning. The company has provided consulting services for over 5000 projects with total investment volume exceeding one trillion. CECEP Consulting has a high reputation in China's conservation and environmental protection industry, known as the "think tank." China

Wind Solar Low Carbon Transport Water Infrastructure

Chengcheng Xiong

China Chengxin Green Finance Technology (Beijing) Ltd.
China Chengxin Green Finance Technology (Beijing) Ltd.

China Chengxin Green Finance Technology (Beijing) Ltd. (CCXGF) is the pioneering credit rating agency in China with a leading market position since its establishment in 1992. CCX was the first Chinese credit rating agency to publish a green bond assessment method, and was also the first as a CBI approved verifier in the industry in China. CCX is committed to providing independent, professional certification, assurance, assessment and consulting services related to green bond and other fields of sustainable finance. China

Waste Management Bioenergy Hydropower Solar Wind Low Carbon Transport Low Carbon Buildings Water Infrastructure

Alex Cui

China Lianhe EIA
China Lianhe EIA

Lianhe EIA is committed to providing professional consulting, certification, research services related to sustainable finance and environmental protection. It has particular experience in financial analysis, environmental impact assessment, sustainable development consulting and environmental engineering technology. China

Waste Management Bioenergy Hydropower Solar Wind Low Carbon Buildings Low Carbon Transport Water Infrastructure

LIU Jingyun

China Quality Certification Centre (CQC)
China Quality Certification Centre (CQC)

China Quality Certification Centre (CQC) is a professional certification body and its core business involves product certificaiton, including China Compulsory Certification (CCC), voluntary certification, management system and training services certfication. CQC is also a state-authorised third party certification body for saving, water, environmental friendly products, IECEE CB systems as well as being an official member of IQNet, IFOAM, ANF and CITA. It has established coorperative relations with 27 certification bodies in 19 countries. China

All sectors

XUE Wei

Climate Finance Asia Ltd.
Climate Finance Asia Ltd.

Climate Finance Asia (CF Asia) is a leading provider of consultancy services in sustainable finance. CF Asia is a mission-driven business focused on tackling the climate challenge through the tools of sustainable finance. Operating from Hong Kong and Singapore, CF Asia has been serving a variety of clients from different sectors and trades. Asia

Solar Wind Geothermal Low Carbon Buildings Water Infrastructure

Lorène Delhoume

Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 50,000 employees in over 400 offices and 60 countries. Across Greater China, 23 offices are servicing the local market. The company won four of the top awards in the Euromoney Survey 2017, 2018 and 2020 in the categories of Overall, Agency Letting/Sales, Valuation and Research in China. In 2021, the firm had revenue of $9.4 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, valuation and other services. Greater China

yan.wong@cushwake.com

Deloitte China
Deloitte China

Deloitte China, Italy, and Spain are member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, limited by guarantee (“DTTL”). Over 900 Deloitte member firm partners and professionals deliver sustainability-related services to clients in more than 50 countries. These professionals collaborate across the Deloitte network’s business lines – Risk Advisory, Audit, Tax & Legal, Consulting, and Financial Advisory – to help clients transition to sustainable business models and practices that will deliver top and bottom line growth for the long term. China

All sectors

Julien Rivals
(France)

Francesca Messini
(Luxembourg)

Javier Martin-Gonzalez
(Spain)

Gu, Jolin Ling
(China)

Andrea Flunker

(Germany)

Monica Palumbo

(Italy)

Deloitte Germany
Deloitte Germany

Deloitte China, Italy, and Spain are member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, limited by guarantee (“DTTL”). Over 900 Deloitte member firm partners and professionals deliver sustainability-related services to clients in more than 50 countries. These professionals collaborate across the Deloitte network’s business lines – Risk Advisory, Audit, Tax & Legal, Consulting, and Financial Advisory – to help clients transition to sustainable business models and practices that will deliver top and bottom line growth for the long term. Germany

DNV-GL
DNV-GL

DNV-GL is the world's leading ship and offshore classification society, the leading technical advisor to the global oil and gas industry, and a leading expert for the value chain including renewables and efficiency. We’ve also taken a position as one of the top three certification bodies in the world. Worldwide

All sectors

Mark Robinson

Shaun Walden

DQS Group
DQS Group

All members of the DQS Group strive towards one common goal: to contribute to the sustainable success of our clients. Within the Group, DQS CFS is the branch that focuses on audit and assessment services related to sustainability and consumer safety. This not only includes certification of quality and product safety management systems, but also supplier audits, inspection, product certification and external assurance on sustainability reports and data. Worldwide

All sectors

info@dqs-cfs.com

Emergent Ventures India (EVI)
Emergent Ventures India (EVI)

Emergent Ventures India (EVI) provides public and private sector consulting and assurance services across the spectrum of sustainable development issues in India and Southeast Asia. Worldwide except USA and Canada

Waste Management Hydropower Solar Wind Low Carbon Transport Forestry Low Carbon Buildings Bioenergy

Atul Sanghal

EPIC Sustainability
EPIC Sustainability

EPIC Sustainability is a leading independent greenhouse gas verifier, sustainability assurance provider and third party auditor operating globally. EPIC is a two time International Award Winning Organization within two years of commencing operations, first in the history of environmental markets business. Worldwide

All sectors

Dr. Vishnu

EQA Spain
EQA Spain

EQA Spain is a certification, inspection and verification body conducting thousands of audits per year in quality and SGE standards. Third party SGE evaluations assignments include sustainability reports, Green House Gas verifications, and audits related to governance like antibribery, money laundry prevention, tax assurance systems and other schemes related to compliance in general. Our values are strong technical competence, independence and confidentiality. Worldwide excl US, Canada

All sectors

Gustavo Horn

ERM Certification and Verification Services (ERM CVS)
ERM Certification and Verification Services (ERM CVS)

ERM Certification and Verification Services (ERM CVS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the ERM Group, a global market leader in sustainability services. Operating in more than 50 countries, we deliver independent, accredited, performance-focused certification, verification and assurance services. Our team brings together expertise in climate-related project validation and verification, data verification, financial accounting and assurance; with deep technical experience across the range of the sectors included within the Climate Bonds Initiative. Worldwide

Solar Wind Geothermal Marine Renewable Low Carbon Buildings Low Carbon Transport Water Infrastructure

Michael Anderson

EY Australia
EY Australia

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, each of which is a separate legal entity. There are 231,000 EY people globally and EY offices in more than 150 countries. Australia

EY Brazil
EY Brazil

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, each of which is a separate legal entity. There are 231,000 EY people globally and EY offices in more than 150 countries. Brazil

EY China
EY China

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, each of which is a separate legal entity. There are 231,000 EY people globally and EY offices in more than 150 countries. China

EY New Zealand
EY New Zealand

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. EY refers to the global organization, and may refer to one or more, of the member firms of Ernst & Young Global Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, each of which is a separate legal entity. There are 231,000 EY people globally and EY offices in more than 150 countries. New Zealand

All sectors

Judy Li (China)
EY China

Pip Best (Asia Pacific)

Mark Fisher(Europe)

John DeRose (Americas)

Artem Larin (Central, Eastern and South Europe)

Felipe Janica (Latin America)

Leonardo Dutra (Brazil)

Velislava Ivanova (North America)

EY Global

FiinGroup Joint Stock Company
FiinGroup Joint Stock Company

FiinGroup focuses on credit rating for issuers and its instruments such as bonds, corporate ratings, and related services for investors and creditors. Prior to expanding in credit rating services, FiinGroup is well-known in Vietnam as an independent information provider in the country with financial information terminals, business information portals and market research to support foreign and local institutional investors and foreign trading partners to Vietnamese enterprises. Joining as one of CBI's Approved Verifiers, FiinGroup aims to promote the development of green finance in Vietnam and help to assure the quality of debt instruments issued by Vietnamese institutions. Vietnam

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Mr. Tu Nguyen, Managing Director

First Environment
First Environment

First Environment is a U.S.-based environmental consulting company that provides environmental verification and product certification services as well as site remediation, regulatory compliance, environmental management system, climate change adaptation, and litigation support services. The firm is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited greenhouse gas verification body and has received past recognition by Environmental Finance as the Best Verification Company for both voluntary and mandatory markets in North America. North America

Phil Ludvigsen

Golden Credit Service Co. Ltd.
Golden Credit Service Co. Ltd.

Golden Credit Service is a leading credit consulting company in China. The company is committed to providing objective and independent verification & certification services related to green bond, green enterprise, and environmental protection. In addition, it provides consulting services of ESG risk management and sustainable & responsible development. Golden Credit Service is entitled to qualified credit investigation institution of The People’s Bank of China (PBoC), a credit system cooperative institution of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), as well as member of National Association of Financial Market Institutional Investors (NAFMII) China

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Stella Chang
Head of International Business

Yixiang Fang
Head of Green Bond Dept

Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA)
Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA)

Established by Hong Kong Government in 1989, Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) is a non-profit public organization that for several decades has been committed to introducing international management standards, promoting good management practices and sustainability in Greater China. As one of the leading conformity assessment organisations in the region, HKQAA developed diverse services and obtained ample experience in the field of social responsibility, environmental protection, sustainability and responsible investment. These services include Green Finance Certification Scheme, CSR Index Series, assessment and rating services for the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability Index Series, as well as Validation and Verification for Clean Development Mechanism projects. Worldwide except United States and Canada

Solar Wind Low Carbon Buildings Water Infrastructure

P C Chan Chief Operating Officer

HR Ratings
HR Ratings

Since 2007, HR Ratings has conducted ratings assigned to debt issuances in Mexico with a value totaling approximately US$35 billion. These ratings include analysis of governmental entities, corporates, financial institutions, infrastructure and asset backed securities in Mexico. HR Ratings has since expanded internationally, to become the first Latin American credit rating agency and one of only ten companies worldwide which is registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) ) for issuers of government securities. It is the first Latin American Credit Rating Agency (CRA) to be certified by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the third overall Credit Rating Agency to be certified by this institution. Mexico

All sectors

Verónica Cordero Domínguez, Business Development Director
+52 55 1082 1623 / +52 55 1500 0765

IBIS ESG Consulting
IBIS ESG Consulting

IBIS is a premier emerging market sustainability consultancy that helps companies unlock value by improving their environmental and social performance. We combine technical engineering skills with business knowledge to offer tailored solutions that will drive change in a carbon-constrained economy. We support Corporates, Financial Institutions and Funds on all aspects of carbon management, including CBI verification services. Africa

Solar Wind Agriculture Water Waste management Transport Low carbon buildings

Africa: Petrus Gildenhuys +27 82 788 4169

Asia: Oliver Warner +65 9665 3136

IENE
IENE

IENE is registered in Greece and currently operates across southeast Europe, ie the Balkans, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Israel and Turkey. It is a research non profit organisation, which primarily focuses on research, information sharing and education activities on the energy industry in the region. Revenue for 2019 was EUR 450,000 (USD 550,000) and the company has 8 full time staff with several consultants. The organisation was founded in 2003. Southeast Europe

Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Marine Renewables, Low Carbon Buildings, Bioenergy

cstambolia@iene.gr

iGreenBank
iGreenBank

The iGreenBank is a leading green fintech player in green finance market. The key business of the iGreenBank is enhancing the credibility of green finance products based on an AI engine called EnRobot and a database named Green Recording System(GRS). The iGreenBank provides services including green bonds assessment, environmental risk management, big data mining and ESG. China (not including Hong Kong & Macau)

Solar Wind Geothermal Marine Renewable Low Carbon Buildings Low Carbon Transport Water Infrastructure

Mr. Zhang Han
+86 13501358579

IMUG Rating
IMUG Rating

imug rating is the leading German provider for strategy and implementation of ESG investments as well as for sustainability ratings. As a partner for the financial market, companies and the public sector, the company has stood for sustainable ESG strategies, data and reporting as well as credible second party opinions, sustainability ratings and expert opinions for over 25 years. imug rating is a value-added reseller of Moody's ESG Solutions as well as an acknowledged verifier of Green Bonds and Loans according to ICMA and LMA, respectively. Our quality management is - unique in the industry - certified according to ISO 9001. We are a signatory of the Principles for Responsible Investments (PRI), a member of the Forum for Sustainable Investments (FNG), the Corporate Responsibility Interface Center (CRIC) and Capital Market SME. Europe

All sectors

Christina Tyca

Gokhan Vatansever

Instituto Totum de Desenvolvimento e Gestão Empresial Ltda
Instituto Totum de Desenvolvimento e Gestão Empresial Ltda

Founded in 2003, Instituto Totum is a Certification Body accredited by Inmetro's General Coordination for Accreditation in the scope of Products, Quality, Verification of Greenhouse Gas Inventories and Professional Certification. Largest Brazilian greenhouse gas inventories verifier. Inspection firm accredited by the ANP for RenovaBio audits. It works in the design and management of Certification and Sustainability Programs (ESG) focused on products, services and people, in the agribusiness, food, security, energy, financial segments, among others. Local Issuer of the I-REC Standard in Brazil and responsible for the Brazilian Renewable Energy Certification Program (REC Brazil). It has a senior team of more than 20 professionals with skills in the financial market and low carbon economy for Green Bonds Certification processes. Brazil

Solar Wind Bioenergy Forestry Buildings Water Waste Transport Agriculture

Fernando Giachini Lopes

Tatiane de Oliveira Futo

ISS Corporate Solutions
ISS Corporate Solutions

ISS Corporate Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), provides market-leading expertise that empowers companies to meet the growing demands of incorporating governance and sustainability principles across the enterprise. ISS Corporate Solutions helps companies design and manage their ESG programs to align with company goals, reduce risk, and manage the needs of diverse stakeholders by delivering expert advisory, data, and software solutions. Second Party Opinion Services ISS Corporate Solutions works in collaboration with ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of ISS, as the distributor of Second Party Opinions (SPO). While the SPOs are sold and distributed by ISS Corporate Solutions, the analytical work to prepare and issue SPOs is performed by ISS ESG. Worldwide

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SPO Sales

Japan Credit Rating Agency
Japan Credit Rating Agency

Founded in 1985, Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (JCR) is one of the major credit rating agencies in Japan. Not only in Japan, it is the only Japanese credit rating agency registered in the United States and is a certified CRA in EU. In terms of sustainable finance market, JCR provides an independent evaluation (Rating/Scoring) and verification with its long experience in Japanese debt capital market, together with the Japanese environmental engineering firm, E&E Solutions. Japan

All sectors

Atsuko Kajiwara

Kestrel Verifiers
Kestrel Verifiers

Kestrel Verifiers is the market leader for external reviews in US public finance. Known for customer service, quality reviews and technical acumen, we work in all sectors worldwide. Worldwide

All sectors

Monica Reid

Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH (KPC)
Kommunalkredit Public Consulting GmbH (KPC)

KPC is expert for climate and environmental protection projects in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency for buildings and industrial activities, mobility management, water management, flood protection and waste management. Additionally, KPC has a long track record in advising national and international clients including financial institutions on climate change, sustainability and green finance issues, combining both technical and financial know-how. In the field of green finance our range of services includes green lending and investment, the upset of monitoring and reporting frameworks and impact reporting for sustainable investments. Europe

Bioenergy Buildings Forestry Geothermal Energy Hydropower Low Carbon Transport Solar Waste Management Water Infrastructure Wind

Reinhard Fischer

Ulrike Possnig

KPMG Australia
KPMG Australia

KPMG Australia, India, France, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Hungary operate as parts of a network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and employ more than 155,000 people across a range of disciplines. KPMG's clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Australia

KPMG Hungary
KPMG Hungary

KPMG Australia, India, France, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Hungary operate as parts of a network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and employ more than 155,000 people across a range of disciplines. KPMG's clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Hungary

cbi@kpmg.hu

KPMG India
KPMG India

KPMG Australia, India, France, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Hungary operate as parts of a network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and employ more than 155,000 people across a range of disciplines. KPMG's clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. India

All sectors

Manpreet Singh
(India)

Julien Ganter
(Luxembourg)

Dr Charles Ehrhart
(New Zealand)

Mark Spicer
(Australia)

Anne Garans
(France)

Ágnes Rakó
(Hungary)

KPMG New Zealand
KPMG New Zealand

KPMG Australia, India, France, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Hungary operate as parts of a network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. It operates in 155 countries and employ more than 155,000 people across a range of disciplines. KPMG's clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. New Zealand

All sectors

Manpreet Singh
(India)

Julien Ganter
(Luxembourg)

Dr Charles Ehrhart
(New Zealand)

Mark Spicer
(Australia)

Anne Garans
(France)

Ágnes Rakó
(Hungary)

Multiconsult ASA
Multiconsult ASA

Multiconsult ASA is Norway’s leading engineering consultancy, with global knowledge and local experience across multiple markets in Europe, Africa and Asia. Multiconsult provides technical and commercial advisory services within the whole renewable value chain from production, transmission and distribution, to consumption and efficiency/building technologies. We can verify green bonds focused on investments in solar and wind power and Bioenergymass; off-grids, mini-grids and grid-connected solutions up to 600 kV; we also work with battery storage, -efficient buildings as well as electric transportation. Worldwide except United States

Solar Wind Low Carbon Buildings Low Carbon Transport

Multiconsult Sales Team

NINT - Natural Intelligence
NINT - Natural Intelligence

Founded in 2011, NINT operates the largest sustainable finance consulting and evaluation practice in Latin America, with 110+ dedicated professionals and 300+ clients served. It is a pioneer in the green and thematic securities market, providing second party opinion to 200+ issuances in Brazil and Latin America (June 2022). NINT has also promoted educational and outreach activities for green finance in the region since 2014, when it held the first event on green bonds in Brazil and was a technical partner in the writing of the Green Bond Guide for Brazilian Issuers (Febraban, CEBDS, 2016), authored the first green bond taxonomy for Brazil (The Coolest Bonds, 2018) and coordinated the Brazilian monitoring committee of the ISO 14.030 standard on Green Bonds (2018 - 2020). From 2013 to 2021, it operated under the SITAWI brand. Latin America

All sectors

Fernando Malta, Head of Sales

Pacific Credit Rating
Pacific Credit Rating

We are a credit rating company with 27 years of experience, operating across 11 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Our subsidiary company, Pacific Corporate Sustainability (PCS) provides advice on sustainable finance, corporate sustainability, and corporate governance, and therefore, it is entitled to provide second-party opinions and verification on behalf of our group. With the support of PCS, we are active promoters of responsible investments in the region. Latin America Caribbean

Low Carbon Buildings Waste Management Geothermal Wind Solar Marine Renewable Water Infrastructure Low Carbon Transport Hydropower Forestry

contacto@pcslatam.com

Sandra Carrillo, PCS General Manager

Point Advisory
Point Advisory

Point Advisory is a leading sustainability services firm that partners with governments and business to tackle some of the most important sustainability challenges and develop innovative solutions. Its team of engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, economists and consultants combine technical knowledge and expertise with strong international networks. Point Advisory provides strategic advisory and assurance services across various sustainability fields such as climate change, energy management and human rights. Asia Pacific

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Ester Adler

Nina Haysler

Alan Dayeh

PwC China
PwC China

PwC's purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. China

qing.ni@cn.pwc.com

PwC Germany
PwC Germany

PwC's purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Germany

All sectors

Adam Cunningham, PwC Australia

Gema Olivar Pascual, PwC Switzerland

John Tomac, PwC Australia

Atul Patel, PwC UK

Stacey Kwok, PwC China

Nicolette Behncke, PwC Germany

Christopher Hintze, PwC Germany

PwC Global

PwC Hong Kong
PwC Hong Kong

PwC's purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Hong Kong

Raising Clean-tech Investment Consulting Co., Ltd.
Raising Clean-tech Investment Consulting Co., Ltd.

Raising Clean-tech Investment Consulting Co., Ltd. provides independent green finance services in China. With a deep understanding of Chinese policy and abundant experience, the company helps governments, enterprises and financial institutions find sustainable business models and green finance solutions. As an independent verifier, it can provide external assurance for green bonds issuance under the required standard. China

Solar Wind Low Carbon Buildings

Leo LU

RAM Sustainability
RAM Sustainability

RAM Sustainability is a provider of sustainability services and ESG analytics. Incorporated on 31 May 2000, it is a wholly owned subsidiary of RAM Holdings Berhad, a group with 30 years’ expertise in credit rating, risk management, economics research and training. RAM Sustainability is a pioneer ASEAN-based provider of sustainability ratings and green bond opinions; we also have the distinction of being the first Registered Observer of the ICMA Green Bond Principles, Social Bond Principles and Sustainability Bond Guidelines in ASEAN. We have vast experience in reviewing green bonds/sukuk in Malaysia since 2017. Malaysia

Forestry Water Solar Wind Geothermal Marine Renewables Low Carbon Buildings Low Carbon Transport Bioenergy

Gladys Chua

Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I)
Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I)

Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I) is the largest credit rating agency in Japan with the longest history dating back to 1975. As a member of the NIKKEI Group, the leading economic media in Japan, it has contributed to the financial market by providing various financial information including structured finance, project finance, investment funds evaluation and pension funds consulting. Since the assessment of the first green bond issue in Japan in 2016, R&I has engaged in various ESG evaluations covering green finance, sustainability finance and social finance. For science and technical expertise in climate change and environmental areas, R&I may obtain advice from Green Pacific Co., Ltd. (GP), a consulting firm whose members have extensive experiences in these fields for over 30 years. Japan

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Shigeru Kobayashi

RSM Australia
RSM Australia

Having grown into one of Australia’s leading professional services firms over the last ninety five years with 30 offices across Australia, RSM Australia is committed to enabling clients through a greater understanding of what matters most to their business. RSM Australia is part of the world’s sixth largest audit, tax and consulting network, the RSM global nexus of member firms draws on more than 41,000 people in 750 offices, across 116 countries - including the world’s top 40 major business centres - to help guide clients through business challenges, both locally and seamlessly across borders. Australia

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Tim Pittaway

Rubicola Consulting
Rubicola Consulting

Rubicola’s purpose is to create a sustainable world. We provide advisory and assurance services for the mobilisation of finance towards a low carbon economy. Our consultants have extensive capital market experience - including assisting the Federal Government of Nigeria with the issuance of the first Sovereign Green Bond (a first from any emerging market). From our offices in Nigeria and Australia, we act as trusted advisors on climate-related risks and green finance by leveraging our extensive market insights on Africa and Asia Pacific. Africa

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Joseph Owolabi

Scope Group
Scope Group

Scope Group was founded in 2002. The company has become the leading European provider of independent credit ratings, ESG analyses, fund analyses creating a greater diversity of opinion for institutional investors. Scope also offer bespoke solutions for assessing and monitoring risk. Scope has 250 employees across offices in Berlin, Paris, London, Milan, Madrid, Oslo and Frankfurt. The growth strategy is focused on ensuring institutional investors have fast and easy access to accurate, comprehensive and timely financial and non-financial analysis through innovative platforms and products. Europe

Solar Wind Geothermal Marine Renewables Low Carbon Buildings Low Carbon Transport Bioenergy

Bernhard Bartels

SGS Group Hong Kong
SGS Group Hong Kong

Established in 1878, SGS is one of the world leaders in assessment, certification, testing and inspection industries. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories globally. SGS has been delivering business enhancement solutions to business partners in different sectors for over decades. In the aspect of climate change, SGS provides customized solutions including environmental management system certification, audit, supplier audit, carbon verification, etc. SGS also launches various sustainability partnership schemes so as to promote environmental, social and governance (ESG) culture in the industries. Worldwide

Low Carbon Buildings Low Carbon Transport Solar Wind Water Infrastructure Forestry Waste Management Geothermal

Miranda Kwan, Knowledge Division, Director

Billy Lai, Deputy Director

Zonta Yung, Project Manager, Sustainability

Calvin Wong, Senior Sustainability Manager

Shenzhen CTI International Certification Co., Ltd.
Shenzhen CTI International Certification Co., Ltd.

Shenzhen CTI International Certification Co., Ltd (CTI Certification), a wholly owned subsidiary of Centre Testing International Corporation (CTI Group). CTI Group is China’s leading and public listed testing, inspection, certification, and advisory firm. CTI Certification is a well-known and influential 3rd party certification body licensed by CNCA and accredited by CNAS, providing QMS, EMS, OHSMS, FSMS, EnMS, HACCP, ISMS, IPMS, and product certification. Besides, CTI Certification is a leading CB to provide GHG services (ISO 14064-1 verification, carbon footprint verification, GHG project validation and verification), ESG services (ESG report, ESG management improvement, and ESG data service), green finance assessment and energy efficiency technical services. China

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Si Wu

SustainAdvisory
SustainAdvisory

SustainAdvisory is an ESG solutions provider, created by independent professionals with expertise in finance, credit, risk management and the capital markets with a focus on Sustainable Finance and ESG analytical and advisory solutions. We support Companies, Banks, Insurance Companies, Funds and Investors in identifying and executing sustainable growth opportunities through ESG data analytics solutions, ESG verification and reporting services and ESG rating and debt advisory services. Worldwide exc Canada and US

Solar Wind Geothermal Marine Renewables Low Carbon Buildings Low Carbon Transport Water

Francesca Fraulo

Maurizio Cavarai

Sustainalytics
Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics is a global environmental, social and governance (ESG) and corporate governance research and analysis firm. It helps clients turn vast quantities of environmental, social and governance information into insightful, value-added analysis to enable more informed investment decisions. Worldwide

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Upasna.Handa@morningstar.com (worldwide)

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SynTao Green Finance
SynTao Green Finance

SynTao Green Finance is an independent consultancy promoting sustainable finance in China. With a global vision and rich local practice, they provide consulting, research and training services in ESG risk management, green finance product innovation and verification, and other sustainable finance perspectives. China

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Valentina Wu

TRIS Rating
TRIS Rating

TRIS Rating is the first and largest credit rating agency in Thailand with more than 25 years of rating experience. As of July 2020, TRIS Rating had rated more than 500 entities, and debt issues worth in aggregate equivalent to more than USD 200 billion. TRIS Rating is a 51%-owned subsidiary of TRIS Corporation, and a strategic partner of S&P Global Ratings who holds 49% interest in TRIS Rating. TRIS Rating is committed to provide independent professional opinions on green bond issues in Thailand with respect to their conformance with CBI’s Climate Bonds Standard. Thailand

Solar Wind Low Carbon Transport

Kornkamol Thavisin (Kip)

SVP, Business Development

+6681 833-4242 / +662 098 3035

Tüv Nord
Tüv Nord

TÜV NORD CERT is a service-provider for comprehensive testing and certification on the basis of national and international specifications and standards for products, services and management systems. Worldwide

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