Sustainable finance is the set of financial regulations, standards, norms and products that pursue an environmental objective.

A focus on Environmental Social Governance (ESG) performance is rapidly changing how capital is raised, distributed and regulated. Assurance of non-financial reporting is set to play a significant role in how sustainable finance is accessed.

Thanks to the linking of capital to environmental and social Key Performance Indicators (KPI), instruments such as sustainability-linked bonds and loans are growing rapidly across global financial markets. With regulations in some countries now requiring direct evidence that sustainability performances have been integrated into investment decisions, sustainable finance is no longer simply good practice, it is becoming the norm.

To ensure that the sustainability information shared with investors is reliable, accurate and unbiased, independent assurance is an integral requirement of many new loan issuances and increasingly part of the core requirements of regulatory frameworks.

ERM CVS offers independent assurance of specific KPI and selected data linked to sustainability loans. Our robust assurance process helps organizations meet and fulfil their finance conditions and makes it easier for credit to be accessed in the future.

As well as the financial benefits of sustainability finance, companies that link their sustainability performance to financial performance and submit their reported performance to independence assurance, also signal their commitment to sustainable growth to customers, suppliers and employees. This provides a competitive edge in a commercial context where companies are increasingly being measured against their willingness to deliver on sustainability, as well as financially.

ERM CVS supports organizations by providing independent assurance of:

  • Sustainability Linked Loans and Revolving Credit Facilities
  • Impact Assurance
  • Climate and Green Bonds
  • Sustainability Performance Targets
  • ESG metrics
  • ESG goals and commitments