Since 2014, we have been playing a major role in supporting the expansion of the sustainable bond market, enhancing our primary position in Italy and Europe and optimizing the expertise gained over the years to assist different types of clients (Corporates in various sectors, financial institutions, sovereign and supranational entities) in the entire ESG fixed income instruments issuance process.

We assist clients as ESG structuring advisor in various transactions of sustainable bond products, through the support to issuers in the structuring of their ESG Framework, the public and voluntary document required by fixed income institutional investors to access debt capital markets and drafted on the basis of market standard guiding principles or taxonomies.

Through continuous interaction with international ESG investors, we support clients in structuring transactions according to best market practices such as but not limited to:

  • Green/Social/Sustainability bonds: bonds which proceeds will be exclusively applied to finance or refinance new and/or existing eligible green and/or social projects, according to the ICMA Green Bond Principles, ICMA Social Bond Principles and ICMA Sustainability Bond Guidelines;

  • Sustainability-linked bonds: new environmentally-friendly instruments not linked to a specific use of proceeds, but to predetermined Key Performance Indicators and Sustainability Performance Targets to be met. These bonds are issued according to the ICMA Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles;

  • ESG Secured bonds and other securities: bonds collateralized by one or more specific sustainable projects, including, but not limited to, covered bonds, ABS (Asset-backed securities), MBS (Mortgage-backed securities) and other structures, and according to the ICMA Principles.

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