second party opinion
The second party opinion (SPO) issued by ISQ provides Financial Institutions and Investors with the security that their funds are aligned with the main sustainable finance frameworks and meet the objectives outlined by issuers.
Thus, SPO ISQ provides an independent assessment that ensures compliance with sustainable development (SDG) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) policies and objectives that enable investors to make informed decisions.
ISQ is the first national technology company to provide the Second Party Opinion service in Portugal. To this end, it is based on its staff of phD specialists, the accumulated experience in innovation in sustainability and combating climate change, and its technical and scientific capacity to issue internationally validated and accepted opinions.
how we do it
Based on the Green Bond Principles (GBP), Social Bonds (SBP), Sustainability Bond Guidelines (SBG), Climate Bonds Standard (CBS) of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the Green Loan Principles (GLP) of the Loan Market Association (LMA) and the Environmental, Social and Governance Principles (ESG), ISQ analyzes and evaluates the suitability of the candidate projects for funding according to the eligibility categories.
Our analysis focuses on verifying the implementation of the 4 GBP components | LPG – use of revenues, the process of selection and evaluation of the project, the management of revenues and the transparent communication of its implementation (reporting).
Our methodology consists of holding meetings, interviews, consultations with the client, and document analysis, local observation, filling out checklist and preparation of technical opinion
With more than 35 years of experience, ISQ is a private, independent, reably and accredited entity that develops activities to support industry, trade and services.
Our know-how, participation in research and development (R&D) projects and collaboration capacity with academia and specialized partners allows us to be at the forefront of knowledge and implementation of services in the area of environment and sustainability.
What sets us apart
The Solutions Specialist is an expert in the market where your business operates, with an integrated view of our services and skills and how they can help you achieve better results.