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CLIENT

ACTAQUA

PROJECT COMPLETION

April 2022

SERVICES 

Assessment of the Green Bond Framework in accordance with the Green Bond Principles

DESCRIPTION

With the issuance of its green bond, the Mannheim-based company aims to finance the assurance of drinking water hygiene and the expansion of digital building technology, which reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions. We have endorsed the Green Bond framework in a Second Party Opinion.

CLIENT

ACTAQUA

PROJECT COMPLETION

April 2022

SERVICES

Assessment of the Green Bond Framework in accordance with the Green Bond Principles

DESCRIPTION

With the issuance of its green bond, the Mannheim-based company aims to finance the assurance of drinking water hygiene and the expansion of digital building technology, which reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions. We have endorsed the Green Bond framework in a Second Party Opinion.

CLIENT

Union Investment

PROJECT COMPLETION

Ongoing

SERVICES 

Evaluation of the investment universe according to defined ESG criteria

DESCRIPTION

The German aid organisation Brot für die Welt is initiating the first mutual fund that takes into account social and ecological as well as development criteria: the FairWorldFonds. The investment and thus the selection of the fund’s securities is based on the principles of justice, peace, integrity of creation, and the SDGs.

CLIENT

Union Investment

PROJECT COMPLETION

Ongoing

SERVICES

Evaluation of the investment universe according to defined ESG criteria

DESCRIPTION

The German aid organisation Brot für die Welt is initiating the first mutual fund that takes into account social and ecological as well as development criteria: the FairWorldFonds. The investment and thus the selection of the fund’s securities is based on the principles of justice, peace, integrity of creation, and the SDGs.

CLIENT

Sparkasse KölnBonn

PROJECT COMPLETION

December 2021

SERVICES 

Assessment of the Green Bond Framework in accordance with the Green Bond Principles

DESCRIPTION

Sparkasse KölnBonn wants to (re-)finance environmentally friendly buildings by issuing green bonds. The proceeds are to be used to issue covered bonds to finance energy-saving measures in real estate. This includes existing residential properties, new buildings and renovations or refurbishments. We have reviewed the Green Bond framework in a Second Party Opinion.

CLIENT

Sparkasse KölnBonn

PROJECT COMPLETION

December 2021

SERVICES

Assessment of the Green Bond Framework in accordance with the Green Bond Principles

DESCRIPTION

Sparkasse KölnBonn wants to (re-)finance environmentally friendly buildings by issuing green bonds. The proceeds are to be used to issue covered bonds to finance energy-saving measures in real estate. This includes existing residential properties, new buildings and renovations or refurbishments. We have reviewed the Green Bond framework in a Second Party Opinion.

CLIENT

Places for People

PROJECT COMPLETION

November 2021

SERVICES 

Assessment of the Sustainable Finance Framework according to the Green and Social Bond Principles and the Sustainability Bond Guidelines

DESCRIPTION

With the issuance of sustainable debt instruments, the London-based company aims to (re-)finance projects in the categories of “Affordable Housing”, “Green Buildings” and “Energy Efficiency”. We have endorsed the Green Bond framework in a Second Party Opinion.

CLIENT

Places for People

PROJECT COMPLETION

November 2021

SERVICES

Assessment of the Sustainable Finance Framework according to the Green and Social Bond Principles and the Sustainability Bond Guidelines

DESCRIPTION

With the issuance of sustainable debt instruments, the London-based company aims to (re-)finance projects in the categories of “Affordable Housing”, “Green Buildings” and “Energy Efficiency”. We have endorsed the Green Bond framework in a Second Party Opinion.

CLIENT

Photon Energy

PROJECT COMPLETION

October 2021

SERVICES 

Assessment of the Green Financing Framework in accordance with the Green Bond Principles

DESCRIPTION

With the issuance of green bonds, the Amsterdam-based group aims to (re-)finance solar power projects for clean energy. We have endorsed the Green Financing Framework in a Second Party Opinion.

CLIENT

Photon Energy

PROJECT COMPLETION

October 2021

SERVICES

Assessment of the Green Financing Framework in accordance with the Green Bond Principles

DESCRIPTION

With the issuance of green bonds, the Amsterdam-based group aims to (re-)finance solar power projects for clean energy. We have endorsed the Green Financing Framework in a Second Party Opinion.

CLIENT

Kindernothilfe

PROJECT COMPLETION

Ongoing

SERVICES 

Methodology development and children’s rights basic checks

DESCRIPTION

The German charity organisation Kindernothilfe establishes Germany’s first mutual fund that promotes a future worth living for children and safeguards their special rights. To this end, it is important to identify issuers that meet the guiding values, such as the promotion of children and young people, education, upbringing and environmental protection.

CLIENT

Kindernothilfe

PROJECT COMPLETION

Ongoing

SERVICES

Methodology development and children’s rights basic checks

DESCRIPTION

The German charity organisation Kindernothilfe establishes Germany’s first mutual fund that promotes a future worth living for children and safeguards their special rights. To this end, it is important to identify issuers that meet the guiding values, such as the promotion of children and young people, education, upbringing and environmental protection.

CLIENT

Ă–sterreichische Bundesbahnen (Ă–BB)

PROJECT COMPLETION

Ongoing

SERVICES 

Sustainability Ratings for five Ă–BB companies

DESCRIPTION

For ÖBB, the market for sustainable investments is an effective instrument in the fight against climate change. With sustainable financing, the company wants to underpin its role as “Austria’s No. 1 climate protection company”.

CLIENT

Ă–sterreichische Bundesbahnen (Ă–BB)

PROJECT COMPLETION

Ongoing

SERVICES

Sustainability Ratings for five Ă–BB companies

DESCRIPTION

For ÖBB, the market for sustainable investments is an effective instrument in the fight against climate change. With sustainable financing, the company wants to underpin its role as “Austria’s No. 1 climate protection company”.

CLIENT

City of Munich

PROJECT COMPLETION

February 2021

SERVICES 

Assessment of the Social Bond Framework according to the Social Bond Principles

DESCRIPTION

With the issuance of a social bond, the City of Munich wants to refinance projects that provide access to schooling and vocational training as well as affordable housing for low-income households. We reviewed the social bond framework in a Second Party Opinion.

CLIENT

City of Munich

PROJECT COMPLETION

February 2021

SERVICES

Assessment of the Social Bond Framework according to the Social Bond Principles

DESCRIPTION

With the issuance of a social bond, the City of Munich wants to refinance projects that provide access to schooling and vocational training as well as affordable housing for low-income households. We reviewed the social bond framework in a Second Party Opinion.

CLIENT

Hamburger Sparkasse

PROJECT COMPLETION

Ongoing

SERVICES 

Provision of ESG data according to the best-in-progress approach

DESCRIPTION

With the Hamburger Nachhaltigkeitsfonds, Hamburger Sparkasse establishes the first fund based on the best-in-progress principle of the Institute for Sustainable Investments (NKI). The aim is to identify issuers that are making the fastest progress in their sustainability efforts.

CLIENT

Hamburger Sparkasse

PROJECT COMPLETION

Ongoing

SERVICES

Provision of ESG data according to the best-in-progress approach

DESCRIPTION

With the Hamburger Nachhaltigkeitsfonds, Hamburger Sparkasse establishes the first fund based on the best-in-progress principle of the Institute for Sustainable Investments (NKI). The aim is to identify issuers that are making the fastest progress in their sustainability efforts.