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Second Party Opinions (SPOs), provided by S&P Global Ratings, help companies provide investors with greater insight into how their investments will impact and align with environmental, social and sustainability goals.
In December 2022, S&P Global acquired the Shades of Green business from CICERO, further expanding the breadth and depth of our SPO offering. We are currently working to combine the best of both companies’ methodologies to deliver a suite of SPOs that deliver robust analysis, transparency, and continues to be the reference for high quality in the market.*
Shades of Green have been championing SPOs in the global green financing market since 2008 after publishing the very first SPO on the World Bank’s Green bond framework and remain the largest external reviewer by volume globally. At the heart of all their SPOs is the multi-award-winning Shades of Green methodology, which assigns shadings to investments and activities to reflect the extent to which they contribute to the transition to a low carbon and climate resilient future.
Second Party Opinion options include:
*As of March 2023.Learn More
With a Second Party Opinion, companies can:
Pinpoint and measure important sustainability performance indicators across company operations, supply chain tiers and product life cycles.Learn More
Our solutions range from core ESG and low-carbon climate approaches to thematic and fixed income strategies.
Build a complete picture of sustainability risks and opportunities through the universal framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.Learn More
Gain unparalleled insight into critical topics like ESG performance, net zero, energy transition, sustainable financing, regulatory compliance and more.
Leverage intelligence that is tried-and-tested throughout the global value chain, applying deep knowledge of corporate sustainability assessments that scales analytics for asset owners, investment managers and banks.
Link sustainability data with financial data and market intelligence, and dig deep with screening tools, real time updates, data visualizations and customized dashboards.
Access data when and how you want it with flexible delivery options that include a leading desktop solution, APIs, data feeds and cloud access, underpinned by robust data linking, AI and machine-learning technologies.
Put 20+ years of experience behind your sustainability strategy, getting ahead of disclosure trends with active corporate engagement and granular data modelling, and delivering enhanced solutions recognized by numerous industry awards.
Know you have 24x7x365 backup and specialist assistance from ESG specialists and research analysts across our global offices.