ESG Data Guide 2023

The Carbon Trust - Second Party Opinion - Thematic Bonds and Loans & Impact Assessment

Data category

  • Environmental data
  • Verification/certification data for thematic loans

The data offers solutions for:

  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Second Party Opinion for Thematic Loans; Related advisory services

Who are the data users?

  • Corporates
  • Financial institutions
  • Investors

Brief description of the data offering

The Carbon Trust’s External Review and Second Party Opinion (SPO) services provide an independent assessment of thematic loans in accordance with the relevant and appropriate standards principles. The Carbon Trust is an experienced External Reviewer aligned with best practices:

  • Feasibility studies
    • Green asset tagging
    • ICMA, LMA, CBI, SDG & EU taxonomy alignment
  • Framework development
    • Advice on green and sustainable finance frameworks
    • Expert development and review of framework drafting
  • Impact assessment
    • Advice on impact measurement methodologies and reporting

Where and how do you source your data?

Our team has deep technical knowledge spanning a range of asset classes and sectors including renewable energy, energy efficiency, real estate, waste and water infrastructure, transport and industry, over numerous geographies. Our experienced technical teams are embedded in global coalitions and develop thought leadership, technical knowledge and management practice for key sectors.

We assess frameworks and issuances in accordance with market standards and best practices, such as ICMA Green, Social, Sustainable Bond Guidelines, Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles; ASEAN Green, Social, Sustainability Bond Standards; Climate Bonds Initiative; and LMA Green, Social, and Sustainability-Linked Loan Principles.

We refer to data provided by the client/issuer in question through documents and by conducting management interviews and tailor our approach to the review’s technical needs.

What is the cost for your data offering?

The Carbon Trust provides bespoke solutions designed to address the specific needs of our clients, and costs associated with our data and service offering are tailored depending on the services required. Please inquire about pricing and specific value adds at