The Ultimate Green Bond Rating Service
Green bonds are debt instruments used to finance development projects and operations that claim to be “green”, a proxy term for “sustainable” or “climate-friendly”. The green bond market now stands at $USD 250 billion per annum. This is a very small proportion of the total $USD 115 trillion global bond market.
Recently, Government financial authorities have reviewed certain green bond labels and found that some of their exposures are not materially different from others that are not labelled "green" (UK Financial Conduct Authority 2019).
Investors want to know if a bond is truly "green" before they invest in it. They want to be assured that a bond is both "credit-worthy" and "planet-worthy". So we now offer independent Green Bond Ratings using five rating criteria: Project Description; ESG Suite, Suitably Qualified Persons, Monitoring and Transparency.
GreenBondRatings@GreenXperts™ are GGG™ (excellent), GG™ (very good), G™ (adequate) and F (fail). Check out the parent GreenRatings@GreenXperts page and our Summary for more information on our rating system.
Our sister company Green Tick Certification Limited offers independent (third party) Green Bond Certification
A Green Tick Certification immediately earns a GGG - "Triple G" Excellent rating.
A formal description of our Green Rating system will soon be published in a peer-reviewed white paper.
Listings of Green Tick® certified bonds and GreenXperts™ rated bonds are at XLink.
We believe that one day, all bonds should be "green".
Get in touch for more information on how to have your Green Bond reliably rated or certified, or to discover which green bonds have been rated or certified by us.