Services for Lenders & Borrowers

Leverage ESG data to expand corporate lending options.

SERVICES FOR LENDERS:

ESG Corporate Rating
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As a Sustainability Coordinator, subscribing to the Sustainability Suite Banks will get access to the ISS ESG Corporate ratings and can:

  • Benchmark your clients’ ratings and performance against industry peers to identify strengths and weaknesses in their sustainability management program.
  • Obtain direct access to the detailed ISS ESG Corporate Ratings for 7,000 companies, based on the assessment of more than 100+ specific indicators for each company.
  • Register for alerts and subscribe to the Alerts Archive, which contains all the reports which ISS ESG sends out monthly.
  • Access downloadable PDF reports for 7,000 companies evaluated by ISS ESG.
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ISS ESG’s support on building a best in class framework.

The Financing Framework is a crucial component behind the transparency of the sustainable loan market and helps in ensuring that processes around the selection of assets and KPIs, management of proceeds as well as reporting commitments are in place.

ISS ESG can help sharing its experience on market best practices associated with building the sustainable financing framework and suggesting relevant KPIs and ambitious targets.

SERVICES FOR BORROWERS:

ISS ESG’s External Reviews on use of proceeds loans

A key tool to demonstrate the sustainability credentials of the loan and of its borrower, avoiding reputational risk & greenwashing accusation.

  • In-depth analysis of the alignment of the Financing Framework with key market guidelines, the APLMA, LMA and LSTA Green Loan Principles
  • Evaluation of the sustainability quality of the loan, including its contribution to the UN SDGs and an analysis of the environmental and social risks management by Use of Proceeds category.
  • Detailed controversy screening of loan’s pool
  • Assessment of the ESG performance of the borrower against its industry peers and based on 100+ indicators

ISS ESG’s SPO for KPI-linked and ESG-linked loans

A key tool to demonstrate the sustainability credentials of the loan and of its borrower, avoiding reputational risk & greenwashing accusation.

  • In-depth analysis of the alignment of the Financing Framework with key market guidelines the APLMA, LMA and LSTA Sustainability Linked Loan Principles.
  • Assessment of the borrower’s Sustainability Strategy and its ESG performance against its industry peers, based on 100+ indicators, and its contribution to UN SDGs and core sustainability challenges
  • KPIs assessment: Materiality, holism, ambition, measurability, action plan
  • Governance: Analysis of the reporting commitments of the borrower, presence of a financial incentive

License for sustainability-linked loans based on ISS ESG Ratings

Companies can demonstrate their commitment towards sustainability by structuring loans, whose interest is linked to the changes in their ESG Corporate Rating. In the context of the Sustainability Suite, the usage of ISS ESG Corporate Ratings can be licensed to structure a loan.

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