Agusto & Co. voluntarily aligns with the ICMA Guidelines for External Reviewers

Agusto & Co. voluntarily aligns with the ICMA Guidelines for External Reviewers

 

Agusto & Co. has voluntarily aligned with the International Capital Market Association’s (ICMA) Guidelines for External Reviewers covering Green Bonds, Social Bonds and Sustainability-Linked Bonds Principles!

Agusto & Co. Limited, the leading pan-African Credit Rating Agency and Climate Bond Standard Approved Verifier with offices in Lagos, Nairobi & Kigali, has been admitted and listed on the ICMA website as one of the companies that have voluntarily aligned with the Guidelines for External Reviewers for the adoption of Green Bond Principles, Social Bond Principles, Sustainability Bond Guidelines and Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles. By aligning with these guidelines, we reaffirm our commitment to professional and ethical standards for external reviewers, as well as the organization, content and disclosure of reporting covering environmental, social, and governance (ESG) appraisals, Second Party Opinions, Verification/Assurance engagements and Certification assignments, with the overarching goal of promoting best practice in the provision of external review services.

 

Agusto & Co, the leading Pan-African Credit Rating Agency with operating offices in Nigeria, Kenya and Rwanda has been approved by the Climate Bonds Standard Board as one of the foremost companies of African origin and fully operational in Africa to be an Approved Verifier to perform verification of green bonds, projects and assets in Africa.

As a Climate Bond Initiative (CBI) Green Bonds Approved Verifier, Agusto & Co. will assess projects eligibility under the Climate Bonds Standard criteria for Solar, Wind, Marine, Geothermal, Bioenergy, Recycling, Forestry, Buildings, Water, Waste, Transport, Agriculture & Shipping sectors in Africa and issue pre-issuance and post-issuance verifier reports. As an Approved Verifier, Agusto & Co. can help companies in Africa unlock access to local and international funding options as well as promote sustainable and best environment-friendly practices that align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement Goals.

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